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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Benjamin Britten; Richie Stewart; Christ Church Cathedral (Oxford, England). Choir.; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Central Independent Television.
|Notes:||Licensed recording made by FFH on 02/17/94.
Originally produced as documentary film in G.B. in 1982.
|Credits:||Camera, Ian Hollands & Tim Johnson ; music, Francis Grier ; sung by the Boys of Christ Church Cathedral Choir in Oxford.|
|Description:||1 videocassette (VHS) (34 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.|
|Responsibility:||Central [Independent Television] ; produced by J.B.J. Berrow ; directed by Richie Stewart ; introduction by Sir Peter Pears C.B.E. ; interviewed by Donald Mitchell.|
Documentary about the inspiration and writing of Christmas carols while Benjamin Britten was on board the Swedish ship M.S. Axel Johnson in March 1942 on the way from New York to England. During a stopover in Halifax, Britten discovered 12 poems in "The English galaxy of shorter poems", which he turned into Christmas carols (Op. 18).
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