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Delia created music for the a 13-part<ref name=Excavation/> BBC documentary series [[Tutankhamun's Egypt]] written by Cyril Aldred, produced by Paul Johnstone and directed by Paul Jordan.<ref name=genome1>[http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbctwo/england/1972-04-02 ''Tutankhamun's Egypt'' programme 1] on genome.ch.bbc.co.uk</ref>
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Delia created music for the a 13-part<ref name=Excavation/> BBC documentary series [[Tutankhamun's Egypt]] written by [[Cyril Aldred]], produced by [[Paul Johnstone]] and directed by [[Paul Jordan]].<ref name=genome1>[http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbctwo/england/1972-04-02 ''Tutankhamun's Egypt'' programme 1] on genome.ch.bbc.co.uk</ref>
  
It was broadcast on BBC2 every Sunday from April 2nd to June 25th 1972.<ref name=Excavation/>
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[[Cyril Aldred]] also published a BBC book of the series, with the same title.
  
As well as the title music, it seems from the Attic Tape titles that Delia also created incidental music for episodes of the series. This page is about the title music.
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As well as the title music, it seems from the Attic Tape titles that Delia also created incidental music for episodes of the series.<ref>[[DD237]]: "Scribes, Heiroglyphs" for episode 8.</ref> This page is about the title music.
  
 
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Isolationist ambience some 25 years ahead of its time.<ref>Peter Marsh reviewing the album [[BBC Radiophonic Music]] [http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/9xn8 on bbc.co.uk]</ref>
 
Isolationist ambience some 25 years ahead of its time.<ref>Peter Marsh reviewing the album [[BBC Radiophonic Music]] [http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/9xn8 on bbc.co.uk]</ref>
 
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Roger Lamb helped create some of the in-programme cues for the series.<ref>[[DD161]]'s notes.</ref>
  
 
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=Tapes=
 
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Delia produced at least four Egyptian-themed works in 1972, listed on the page [[Egypt]].
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See [[Egypt#Tapes]].
These are the tapes for all of them.
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* [[TRW 7529]]: "[[Egypt Series]]" dated January 1972, TX 4-6/72 [April-June 1972]
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* [[TRW 7568]]: "Music of Africa - Tutankhamun's Trumpet" dated March 1972.
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=Source material=
* [[DD058]]: 16mm film silent print of Tutankhamun Obelisk Erection
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==[[Tutankhamun's silver trumpet]]==
* [[DD078]]: (maybe) "Male drone: Used in Tutankhamun piece?"
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* [[DD160]]: "Egypt. Copy master Opening and Programme 1"
 
* [[DD161]]: "Tutankhamun's Egypt - New Cues"
 
* [[DD212]]: "Egypt title music etc"
 
* [[DD213]]: "Egypt - Trumpet Melange Speed Change Tape"
 
* [[DD214]]: "Egypt Hymns to the Nile"
 
* [[DD217]]: "Egypt Reel 3 master"
 
* [[DD247]]: "Tutankhamun's Trumpet sounds"
 
* [[DD252]]: "Tutankhamun's Trumpet."
 
* [[DD256]]: "Angels, see [[Egypt]]."
 
  
 
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The source sound is from a 1939 BBC radio broadcast of King Tutankhamun's trumpets being played after more than 3000 years' silence.<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt9AyV3hnlc ''King Tutankhamun's Trumpets played after 3000+ Years''] on youtube.com</ref>
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* [[Harmonic Glissando]]
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* [[Scribes Heiroglyphs]]
  
 
=Copyright=
 
=Copyright=

Latest revision as of 13:53, 3 September 2021

Tutankhamun's Egypt tape label
Tutankhamun's silver trumpet
Tutankhamun's silver trumpet bell

Delia created music for the a 13-part[1] BBC documentary series Tutankhamun's Egypt written by Cyril Aldred, produced by Paul Johnstone and directed by Paul Jordan.[2]

Cyril Aldred also published a BBC book of the series, with the same title.

As well as the title music, it seems from the Attic Tape titles that Delia also created incidental music for episodes of the series.[3] This page is about the title music.

It's a full-on Delian trip... starting with trumpet calls from a 1939 recording of the silver trumpet found in Tutankhamun's burial chamber, it then enters the mesmerising desert territory Delia mapped out so memorably in Blue Veils and Golden Sands.[4]

Isolationist ambience some 25 years ahead of its time.[5]

Roger Lamb helped create some of the in-programme cues for the series.[6]

Papers

Her papers contain the cue sheets for twelve programmes.

Her notes on the back of each sheet are for something else, as they are dated June 22 '72[7]and Tutankhamun's Egypt was broadcast starting on 2nd April 1972.[8] See The back of Tutankhamun's Egypt cue sheets.

Tapes

See Egypt#Tapes.


Source material

Tutankhamun's silver trumpet

Tutankhamun's silver trumpet - Spectrogram.jpg

Makeup

Copyright

The Performing Right Society's list of works by Delia Ann Derbyshire has:

Title: Tutankhamun's Egypt
Artist(s): Derbyshire Delia Ann
Publisher: Unpublished
Creation date: 1 January 1984

Spectrogram

Tutankhamun's Egypt - Spectrogram.jpg

Availability

There is also a book of the series by Cyril Aldred, published in 1972.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Excavation of Tutankhamen's tomb BBC R4 c1972 forum post on proboards.com
  2. Tutankhamun's Egypt programme 1 on genome.ch.bbc.co.uk
  3. DD237: "Scribes, Heiroglyphs" for episode 8.
  4. delia-derbyshire.org
  5. Peter Marsh reviewing the album BBC Radiophonic Music on bbc.co.uk
  6. DD161's notes.
  7. DD142422: Delia's notes on the back of Tutankhamun's Egypt cue sheets, dated "June 22 '72".
  8. DD142121: Tutankhamun's Egypt cue sheets for Programme One, "TX 2/4/72".
  9. The Tape Library List's entry for TRW 7529: "Egypt Series".