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Omnibus: African Sanctus


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Tonight's programme is the story of a remarkable journey made by the composer/explorer David Fanshawe
That journey inspired a unique composition - energetic and exuberant, like the composer himself - a setting of the Latin Mass incorporating actual ' field ' recordings discovered as Fanshawe hitch-hiked with a tape-recorder 2,000 miles from the Mediterranean down to Lake Victoria and Mount Kenya, and from the mountains of West Sudan right across to the coast of the Red Sea.
The film retraces the places he visited and the people he met-an enormously colourful range, from belly-dancers in Cairo to Masai warriors, and shows how these impressions sparked off the creative imagination of a young Englishman as he travelled through a modern Africa that is changing constantly.
Film cameraman PETER BARTLETT Editor DAVE KING
Executive producer MIKE WOOLLM Producer HERBERT CHAPPELL


Unknown: David Fanshawe
Unknown: Lake Victoria
Unknown: Red Sea.
Unknown: Peter Bartlett
Editor: Dave King
Producer: Mike Woollm
Producer: Herbert Chappell

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Omnibus: African Sanctus

BBC One London, 30 March 1975 22.35

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