Difference between revisions of "Le Pont Mirabeau"

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was written and narrated by [[Edward Lucie-Smith]].&rdquo;<ref name=JP>[http://lists.topica.com/lists/Delia/read/message.html?mid=814106918 James Percival's Feb 2012 message to delia&#64;topica.com]</ref>
 
was written and narrated by [[Edward Lucie-Smith]].&rdquo;<ref name=JP>[http://lists.topica.com/lists/Delia/read/message.html?mid=814106918 James Percival's Feb 2012 message to delia&#64;topica.com]</ref>
 
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Finally, after 7 years of silence, the ''Radio Times'' finally credits Delia with music:<ref name=genome/>
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Music by Delia Derbyshire, BBC Radiophonic Workshop
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* First broadcast on 14th February 1969 at 14:20 on BBC Radio 4 and repeated on 24th and 31st October.<ref name=genome>[genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/0/20?media=radio&order=asc&q=cubism&yf=1968&yt=1969 Search results for "Cubism" in 1968-9] on the BBC Genome Project.</ref>
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* In the BBC Sound Archive on tape [[TRW 6844]]: "Cubism - 'Art & Design'".<ref name=TLL>The [[Tape Library List]]'s entry for [[TRW 6844]].</ref>
 
* On [[Attic Tape]] [[DD262]]: "[[Oranges and Lemons]], [[Approaching the 70s]] copy, [[Cubism Song]] copy etc"
 
* On [[Attic Tape]] [[DD262]]: "[[Oranges and Lemons]], [[Approaching the 70s]] copy, [[Cubism Song]] copy etc"
 
* On [[Attic Tape]] [[DD263]]: "Cubism prog": a BBC Programme about Cubism, including [[Le Pont Mirabeau]].<ref name=JP/>
 
* On [[Attic Tape]] [[DD263]]: "Cubism prog": a BBC Programme about Cubism, including [[Le Pont Mirabeau]].<ref name=JP/>

Revision as of 00:48, 31 May 2016

DD115738: Typesetter's proof of the score for Le Pont Mirabeau, with pencilled correction

Delia created Le Pont Mirabeau, which she calls Cubism Song, for "a 1968 Schools Radio programme about Cubism in the series "Art and Design".[1]

Delia's papers contain the complete typeset score for her musical setting of Apollinaire's poem of the same name, dated August 1968.[2] It consists of two verses with a chorus after each verse.

“it appears [to have been] written for a 1968 Schools Radio programme about Cubism in the series "Art and Design" [...] There is an off-air recording of most of this programme in the Manchester collection (DD263), and in Delia's realisation of Le Pont Mirabeau it's sung by White Noise vocalist John Whitman. The programme was written and narrated by Edward Lucie-Smith.”[1]

Finally, after 7 years of silence, the Radio Times finally credits Delia with music:[3]

Music by Delia Derbyshire, BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Score

Score for Le Pont Mirabeau

Here is a new typesetting of Delia's proof copy of the score, following Delia's typographical indications exactly and including her correction to the professionally typeset version[4].

Papers

Availability

For the availability of the programme in which it was used, see Cubism.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 James Percival's Feb 2012 message to delia@topica.com
  2. DD115632: Manuscript for Le Pont Mirabeau dated August 1968.
  3. 3.0 3.1 [genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/0/20?media=radio&order=asc&q=cubism&yf=1968&yt=1969 Search results for "Cubism" in 1968-9] on the BBC Genome Project.
  4. DD115738: Proof copy of Delia's professionally typeset score for Le Pont Mirabeau
  5. The Tape Library List's entry for TRW 6844.