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Oh Thou Transcendent: The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams

Synopsis
Released to mark the 50th anniversary of Vaughan Williams’ death, this is the first ever full-length biography of the composer, produced by director Tony Palmer. The film features specially recorded extracts from The Symphonies, Job, The Lark Ascending and The Tallis Fantasia as well as newly discovered interviews with the composer himself and the last ever interview with his widow Ursula. In addition there are interviews with many of those who knew and worked with the composer including Harrison Birtwistle, John Adams, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Michael Tippett.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Subjects
Music
Keywords
folk music; music - British; music - classical; Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Credits

Director
Tony Palmer
Contributor
Harrison Birtwistle; Mark-Anthony Turnage; Michael Tippett; Ursula Vaughan Williams

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
149 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Tony Palmer Films

Email
isolde@btinternet.com
Web
http://www.tonypalmer.org/ External site opens in new window

Online Retailer

Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website

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