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: The Orchestra and Its Instruments: Wind

Philip Thornton
This is Philip Thornton's third talk in this series. He will deal with such instruments as the euphonium, the tuba, the French horn, the cornet, the bugle, the trumpet, and the hunting-horn.
He left school at the age of seventeen to write for a Bristol newspaper. But he left journalism to read theology and philosophy at Durham, and after a spell abroad he gave several broadcasts on music, the most notable of which were 'Musical Switchback', 'A Traveller in Search of Music', 'Song and Dance', and 'Food and Music'. He has written, produced, and acted in several plays, including The Crooked Cucumber and Shades of Bristol. Thornton has travelled in almost every part of the world except America which he hopes to visit shortly.


Presenter: Philip Thornton

: Irene Prador

A Masque by H. D. C. Pepler from "The Hunting of the Snark" by Lewis Carroll to music by Leighton Lucas
The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum


Soubrette: Irene Prador
Masque by: H. D. C. Pepler
Author: Lewis Carroll
Music: Leighton Lucas
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Presentation: Stephen Thomas

: The Orchestra and Its Instruments: Wind

Philip Thornton


Presenter: Philip Thornton

: Cabaret

[Starring] Molly Picon
with Lilyan, Dania, and Malo, Dancers, Joe Adami, Juggler, Zoe Wyn, songs and Evel Burns, Syncopated Piano Solos.


Performer: Molly Picon
Dancers: Lilyan, Dania and Malo
Juggler: Joe Adami
Singer: Zoe Wyn
Pianist: Evel Burns

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