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Picture Perfect: English Documentaries


What has often been regarded in the United States as “hack work,” in England has been accepted as just another aspect of what it means to be a working artist. There is no disgrace in a composer earning a living, and some of the nation’s greatest musicians have contributed finely-crafted scores to its body of cinema. Take note of music from the documentaries The People’s Land (Ralph Vaughan Williams), The King’s Stamp (Benjamin Britten), The Green Girdle (William Alwyn), and The Royal Palaces of Britain (Sir Arthur Bliss), this Saturday at 6 pm.