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England of Elizabeth

Synopsis
Documentary film recalling the first Elizabethan age through surviving architecture, art, furniture, music and literature. The music, by Ralph Vaughan Williams, is played by the London Sinfonia and sung by the choir of King’s College Cambridge conducted by John Hollingsworth. Includes a previously unpublished sequence of the recording session with the composer alongside the conductor. A.L. Rowse is Historical Advisor. Narrated by Alec Clunes.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1957
Duration
26 mins
Availability
Sale

Credits

Director
John Taylor
Producer
Ian Ferguson
Cinematographer
James Ritchie
Writer
John Moore (4)
Music
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Choreographer
David Watkin
Contributor
A.L. Rowse; Alec Clunes

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
History; Music
Keywords
Elizabethan music; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Available from retail outlets within BRITISH TRANSPORT FILMS. VOL. 2: SEE BRITAIN BY TRAIN.
Reviews
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/705751 (accessed 12/2008). Assessment by Patrick Russell.

Production Company

Name

British Transport Films

Notes
Some BTF films are distributed by Beulah.

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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