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From the 1930s to the 1950s, Britain's finest classical composers - including Britten, Vaughan Williams and Walton - wrote music for movies. Find out more here about some of their finest achievements.
Benjamin Britten began writing music for documentary short films in the 1930s. The most famous is The Night Mail, about a mail train from London to Scotland, produced by the GPO Film Unit. A poem by W. H. Auden was written for it and used in the closing few minutes, as was Britten's music.
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