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  1. Britten: War Requiem (2012)

    Subject
    English language and literature; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 97 minutes), £29.99

    2012 sees the 50th anniversary of Britten’s War Requiem and the building it was written for, Coventry Cathedral. The work combines the words of the Latin Mass for the Dead and poems by the First World War...

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  2. Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes (2012)

    aka: Benjamin: Written on Skin

    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 168 minutes), £24.99

    An opera by Britten with a libretto by Montagu Slater from George Crabbe’s poem ‘Peter Grimes’, which appeared in his book, The Borough. The borough in the opera is a fictional village which shares...

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  3. War Requiem (2008)

    Director
    Derek Jarman
    Subject
    English language and literature; History; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 89 minutes), £19.99

    Based on the life of Wilfred Owen, the poet, who died in 1918, this film is a blend of Benjamin Britten’s music, Owen’s poetry and director Derek Jarman’s visuals. The film includes wartime footage...

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  4. Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (Opera) (2006 Audio, Video)

    Director
    Peter Hall
    Subject
    Drama; Music; Shakespeare
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 149 minutes), £21.75

    An audio recording of Benjamin Britten’s operatic version of the play. Bejun Mehta (Oberon), Íride Martínez (Tytania), Jack Morlen (Puck), Timothy Robinson (Lysander), Jared Holt (Demetrius), Tove...

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  5. Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (2005 Video)

    Director
    Francois Roussillon
    Subject
    Drama; Music

    Benjamin Britten’s three-act opera recorded live at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona. A re-working of Robert Carsen’s 1995 production at the Aix-en-Provence Festival with cinematic touches added by...

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  6. Instruments of the Orchestra/Steps of the Ballet (1995 Video)

    Subject
    Dance; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. b&w. 45 min., 1995 sale: £9.95 (inclusive)

    Two classic education films of the 1940s from the Crown Film Unit. INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA features Sir Malcolm Sargent and the London Symphony Orchestra and centres around specially composed music by...

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  7. Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (Opera) (1983 Video)

    Director
    Dave Heather
    Subject
    Drama; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 156 minutes)

    A recording of Benjamin Britten’s operatic version of the play. The Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the London Philharmonic Orchestra are conducted by Bernard Haitink. James Bowman is Oberon and Ileana...

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  8. Saving of Bill Blewitt, The (1937 Video)

    Director
    Harry Watt
    Producer
    Alberto Cavalcanti
    Subject
    History; Sociology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. b&w. 25 min.

    A fiction film, made in the documentary style, about two fishermen whose boat is wrecked but who manage to save up enough to buy another. Harry Watt has described how he was told to make a film about saving,...

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  9. Coal Face (1935 Video)

    Director
    Alberto Cavalcanti
    Producer
    John Grierson
    Subject
    History; Sociology
    Distribution
    Hire (film - BFI), Videocassette. VHS. b&w. 10 min.

    Coalmining in Britain in the 1930s - conditions and state of the industry in the economy at that time. Set to verse by W H Auden, with music by Benjamin Britten.

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  10. King’s Stamp, The (1935 Video)

    Director
    William Coldstream
    Subject
    History; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. b&w/col. 20 min.

    Shows the designing, lithographing and printing of the King George V Silver Jubilee stamp. A short history of postage stamps is dramatised with scenes about Rowland Hill and the reactions of the general...

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