'O Thou Transcendent': The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams
Director: Tony Palmer
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 5, 2009
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Tony Palmer Films
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
- (unspecified) - English, Natural sound/music
- Additional Release Material:
- Archive performances by Sir Adrian Boult
- Interviews with Ralph and Ursula Vaughan Williams
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Tony Palmer|
|Music Performer:||Neil Tennant & Jordi Savall|
|Composition by||Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Adams, Mark-Anthony Turnage, André Previn, Sir Michael Tippett, Harrison Birtwistle & Barbara Dickson|
|Conductor:||Sir Adrian Boult|
|Interviewee:||Tony Benn & Ursula Vaughan Williams|
Music filmmaker Tony Palmer tells the story of Ralph Vaughan Williams in this thoughtful documentary. Featuring archival interviews with Williams himself, as well as candid testimonials from his friends and colleagues, O THOU TRANSCENDENT provides a comprehensive look at the career of one of Britain's best-loved composers.
Description by Source: E1 Entertainment Distribution:
Produced by the multi-award winning director Tony Palmer, this is the first ever full-length film biography on Ralph Vaughan Williams. This film features interviews with many of those who knew and worked with him, including the Gloucester Cathedral Choir conducted by Andrew Nethsingha, archive performances by Boult and Barbirolli, newly discovered interviews with Vaughan Williams himself, specially recorded extracts from “The Symphonies,” “Job,” “The Lark Ascending” and “The Tallis Fantasia” as well as contributions from Harrison Birtwistle, John Adams, Richard Thompson, Mark Anthony Turnage, Barbara Dickson, Michael Tippett & Neil Tennant of The Pet Shop Boys.
Biographical | Classical Music | Concert Footage | Documentary
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