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[[Radio Newsreel]] was a news programme produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation between 1940 and 1988,<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Newsreel Radio Newsreel]'s article on wikipedia.</ref> which had as title theme the pompous and military theme "''Imperial Echoes''" by Arnold Safroni.<ref>''[http://www.imagedissectors.com/article/91 Audio Identities: Radio news themes]'', imagedissectors.com, 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010</ref>
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{{Thumb|Radio Newsreel|Morse code ideas on [[DD164114]]}}
  
Delia's papers contain 20 sheets of her notes for the creation of a new ''[[Radio Newsreel]]'' signature tune for producer [[Harry F. Brown]],<ref name=TLL>The [[Tape Library list]]'s entry for [[TRW 4070]]: "Radio Newsreel Signature Tune".</ref> with work to start 26th July<ref>[[DD164000]]</ref> 1963.<ref>[[DD074230]]</ref> The work was commissioned in 1962.<ref name=TLL/>
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[[Radio Newsreel]] was a news programme produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation between 1940 and 1988,<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Newsreel Radio Newsreel]'s article on wikipedia.</ref> which had as title music the pompous military theme "''Imperial Echoes''" by Arnold Safroni.<ref>''[http://www.imagedissectors.com/article/91 Audio Identities: Radio news themes]'', imagedissectors.com, 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010</ref>
  
It is unclear whether the piece was created and, if so, whether it was used.
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Delia's papers contain 20 sheets of her notes for the creation of a new ''Radio Newsreel'' signature tune for producer [[Harry F. Brown]],<ref name=TLL>The [[Tape Library List]]'s entry for [[TRW 4070]]: "Radio Newsreel Signature Tune".</ref> with work to start 26th July<ref>[[DD164000]]: The sort of sounds Harry Brown would like and Delia's drawings of tape-splicing schemes.</ref> 1963.<ref>[[DD074230]]: "R.W - 26.7.63": work to be carried out by Delia and colleagues in the following months.</ref> The work was commissioned in 1962.<ref name=TLL/>
  
We can assume not because, when John Simpson became the new producer of [[Radio Newsreel]] in May 1968,
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The piece was never used and when John Simpson became the new producer of ''Radio Newsreel'' in May 1968,
 
"I was a producer now, in charge of entire programmes, including our ageing flagship ''Radio Newsreel'' with its delightfully bombastic theme music ''Imperial Echoes''."<ref>John Simpson, [http://books.google.it/books?id=OjtTqn_lBE4C&pg=PA85&lpg=PA85&dq=%22radio+newsreel%22+theme ''Strange places, Questionable people'', p.85] on Google Books.</ref>
 
"I was a producer now, in charge of entire programmes, including our ageing flagship ''Radio Newsreel'' with its delightfully bombastic theme music ''Imperial Echoes''."<ref>John Simpson, [http://books.google.it/books?id=OjtTqn_lBE4C&pg=PA85&lpg=PA85&dq=%22radio+newsreel%22+theme ''Strange places, Questionable people'', p.85] on Google Books.</ref>
  
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=Papers=
 
=Papers=
* [[DD154626]]: Diagrams "f+E+N<sup>-2.75</sup> in dBv<sup>2</sup>"
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* [[DD164000]]: Typewritten description of commission
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Image:DD164000.jpg|[[DD164000]]: Typewritten description of the sort of sounds Harry Brown would like & Delia's drawings of tape-splicing schemes
* [[DD164029]]: Notes "Typewriter Tape"
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Image:DD164029.jpg|[[DD164029]]: Notes "Typewriter Tape"
* [[DD164055]]: Notes "Tune 1"
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Image:DD164055.jpg|[[DD164055]]: Notes "Tune&nbsp;1"
* [[DD164114]]: Notes "8 track" with morse code
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Image:DD164114.jpg|[[DD164114]]: Notes "8 track" with morse code
* [[DD164127]]: Notes "1800c/s. wob."
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Image:DD164127.jpg|[[DD164127]]: Notes "1800c/s. wob."
* [[DD164139]]: Notes "Drums"
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Image:DD164139.jpg|[[DD164139]]: Notes "Drums"
* [[DD164157]]: Notes "Muirhead"
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Image:DD164157.jpg|[[DD164157]]: Notes "Muirhead"
* [[DD164209]]: Notes "cont."
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Image:DD164209.jpg|[[DD164209]]: Notes "cont."
* [[DD164227]]: Notes "BOSHS"
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Image:DD164227.jpg|[[DD164227]]: Notes "BOSHS"
* [[DD164239]]: Notes and diagrams
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Image:DD164239.jpg|[[DD164239]]: Notes and diagrams
* [[DD164254]]: Notes "Dub drums with rhythm"
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Image:DD164254.jpg|[[DD164254]]: Notes "Dub drums with rhythm"
* [[DD164312]]: Notes "Tape IV / Tape V / Tape VI"
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Image:DD164312.jpg|[[DD164312]]: Notes "Tape&nbsp;IV / Tape&nbsp;V / Tape&nbsp;VI"
* [[DD164325]]: Notes "HUM"
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Image:DD164325.jpg|[[DD164325]]: Notes "HUM"
* [[DD164340]]: Notes and diagrams
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Image:DD164340.jpg|[[DD164340]]: Notes and diagrams
* [[DD164358]]: Diagrams "BB & MB"
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Image:DD154626.jpg|[[DD154626]]: Diagrams "f+E+n^-2.75 in dBv2"
* [[DD164409]]: Diagrams "Wh.n piano"
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Image:DD164358.jpg|[[DD164358]]: Diagrams "BB&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;MB"
* [[DD164422]]: Notes "Try"
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Image:DD164409.jpg|[[DD164409]]: Diagrams "Wh.n piano"
* [[DD164444]]: Notes "typewriter" and "Tape 1-19"
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Image:DD164422.jpg|[[DD164422]]: Notes "Try"
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Image:DD164444.jpg|[[DD164444]]: Notes "typewriter" and "Tape&nbsp;1-19"
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</gallery>
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=[[Spectrogram]]=
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{{Spectrogram|Radio Newsreel - Spectrogram}}
  
 
=Availability=
 
=Availability=
Unknown.
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* First broadcast on 13th May 2017 on BBC Radio 3 as part of the programme ''[[Monteverdi 450]]'' at 1:25:55.
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{{Play|Radio Newsreel}}
  
 
=References=
 
=References=

Latest revision as of 13:29, 16 May 2017

Morse code ideas on DD164114

Radio Newsreel was a news programme produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation between 1940 and 1988,[1] which had as title music the pompous military theme "Imperial Echoes" by Arnold Safroni.[2]

Delia's papers contain 20 sheets of her notes for the creation of a new Radio Newsreel signature tune for producer Harry F. Brown,[3] with work to start 26th July[4] 1963.[5] The work was commissioned in 1962.[3]

The piece was never used and when John Simpson became the new producer of Radio Newsreel in May 1968, "I was a producer now, in charge of entire programmes, including our ageing flagship Radio Newsreel with its delightfully bombastic theme music Imperial Echoes."[6]

In her papers, the piece is referred to as "RNR".

Papers

Spectrogram

Radio Newsreel - Spectrogram.jpg

Availability

  • First broadcast on 13th May 2017 on BBC Radio 3 as part of the programme Monteverdi 450 at 1:25:55.

References

  1. Radio Newsreel's article on wikipedia.
  2. Audio Identities: Radio news themes, imagedissectors.com, 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Tape Library List's entry for TRW 4070: "Radio Newsreel Signature Tune".
  4. DD164000: The sort of sounds Harry Brown would like and Delia's drawings of tape-splicing schemes.
  5. DD074230: "R.W - 26.7.63": work to be carried out by Delia and colleagues in the following months.
  6. John Simpson, Strange places, Questionable people, p.85 on Google Books.