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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.
Always anxious about his finances, William Walton scored his first film, Escape Me Never in 1935 for a fee of £350. The war effort offered him more fruitful opportunities to score patriotic films, notably Olivier's Henry V. The score clearly demonstrated Walton's ability to deploy musical techniques as inherently dramatic tools.
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