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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>
 
[[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>
  
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/>
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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/>
  
The piece was never used and 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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* First broadcast on 13th May 2017 on BBC Radio 3 as part of [http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08pwm91 “Monteverdi 450”]], starting at 1:25:55 into the programme.
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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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Latest revision as of 13:29, 16 May 2017

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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.