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Royal Prologue: Crown and Commonwealth


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Twenty-five years of Christmas broadcasts.
Narration spoken by Sir Laurence Olivier
Written by Christopher Hassall
Performed by The Organ and Choir of Westminster Abbey
Organist, Sir William McKie
The Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music (by permission of the Commandant), Director of Music, Lt. Colonel David McBain
A section of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Arnold


Narrator: Sir Laurence Olivier
Writer: Christopher Hassall
Composer: Malcolm Arnold
Organist: Sir William McKie
Trumpeters: The Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music
Director of Music: Lt. Colonel David McBain
Musicians: A section of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
Producer: Rex Morfoot
Live Sequences Director: John Vernon
Film Editor: James Colina

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Royal Prologue: Crown and Commonwealth

BBC Television, 25 December 1957 14.30

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