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Omnibus: Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Portrait of an English Composer


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Is it not possible that the English composer has something to say to his own countrymen that no one of any other age and any other country can say? Omnibus, this week and next week, is devoted to the life and work of one of the greatest and best-loved British composers of our century: Ralph Vaughan Williams, OM. Next week Andre Previn, the distinguished American conductor, talks about the music of Vaughan Williams and conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in excerpts from his symphonies. Tonight's film is a biography, and those appearing in it are:
Sir Adrian Boult, Roy Douglas, Sir Keith Falkner, Imogen Holst, Dr Herbert Howells, Sir Gilmour Jenkins, Maud Karpeles, Michael Kennedy, Elizabeth Maconchy, Ralph Nicholson, Harry Steggles, Jean Stewart, Sir Michael Tippett, Ursula Vaughan Williams
The Bookham Choral Society, The Boys of Charterhouse School


Narrator: Richard Hurndall
Writer/Director: Stanley Williamson
Interviewee: Sir Adrian Boult
Interviewee: Roy Douglas
Interviewee: Sir Keith Falkner
Interviewee: Imogen Holst
Interviewee: Dr Herbert Howells
Interviewee: Sir Gilmour Jenkins
Interviewee: Maud Karpeles
Interviewee: Michael Kennedy
Interviewee: Elizabeth Maconchy
Interviewee: Ralph Nicholson
Interviewee: Harry Steggles
Interviewee: Jean Stewart
Interviewee: Sir Michael Tippett
Interviewee: Ursula Vaughan Williams
Singer: Patrick Shuldham Shaw
Singers: The Bookham Choral Society
Singers: The Boys of Charterhouse School
Reader: Mark Dignam
Reader: Daphne Oxenford

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