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The World's Greatest Music
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.
Commissioned by the government's Air Ministry, this documentary followed man's attempts to fly from ancient times, through the first balloons and pioneering aviators, using dramatic re-enactment and working models of early flying machines. Bliss firmly believed that film music should be able to stand alone and his Conquest of the Air score, which included a 12-minute suite, went on to be popular in concerts.
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