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For education, entertainment, and inspiration : the world of documentary film

The summer of 2015 marks 70 years since the first atom bomb test took place at the Trinity site in the deserts of New Mexico, followed within a few weeks by the bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thinking … Continue reading

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Can you hear the music?

I’ve recently been cataloguing a silent film score. Yes – you did read that correctly; odd as it sounds music played a huge part in silent films. Most cinemas had their own orchestra or instrumental ensemble, with only the smallest or most … Continue reading

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Writing for the movies

Among the UL’s music collections are a number of manuscript film scores. These include items in the archives of : Arthur Bliss, Roberto Gerhard, William Alwyn, and Doreen Carwithen. William Alwyn, in particular, was a prolific composer of movie scores. … Continue reading

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