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Omnibus presenting: Malcolm Arnold


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A portrait of the English composer who talks to John Amis and conducts the London Symphony Orchestra Leader, John Georgiadis
with Julian Bream (guitar)
and from Truro Cathedral: Massed Choirs and the St. Dennis Silver Band

Filmed on the northern coast of Cornwall where Malcolm Arnold has made his home, this programme shows a composer who is not only influenced by his environment but who also contributes to the life and music of that community.
Arnold's music is immensely tuneful, appealing and enjoyable. Besides composing the music for over eighty major films, including Bridge on the River Kwai, Whistle Down the Wind, Nine Hours to Rama and The Deep Blue Sea, he has composed six symphonies, several concertos, ballets, and invaluable works for amateur groups.
Julian Bream, who has known Arnold for many years, sums up his contribution to English music: "On the English scene today there's nobody quite like Malcolm. He's enormous, in every sense, and this quality comes out in his music. An enormous generosity, tuneful, colourful, enjoyable music -an immense generosity of spirit."
Besides excerpts from some of his film scores, this edition of Omnibus includes parts of: March: The Padstow Lifeboat, The Cornish Dances, Tam O'Shanter, The Guitar Concerto, Peterloo, Symphony No. 6


Interviewee/Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
Interviewer: John Amis
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Georgiadis
Guitarist: Julian Bream
Musicians: The St. Dennis Silver Band
Producer: Herbert Chappell

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Omnibus presenting: Malcolm Arnold

BBC One London, 2 March 1969 22.00

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