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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.
Muir Mathieson invited Vaughan Williams to write the first of his 11 film scores for 49th Parallel. The film was part of the government's wartime policy to use cinema to rouse the nation's spirits. Vaughan Williams was one of many big name composers who were keen to support the cause.
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