'O Thou Transcendent': The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams

Director: Tony Palmer
'O Thou Transcendent': The Life of Ralph Vaughan
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Tony Palmer Films
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English, Natural sound/music
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Archive performances by Sir Adrian Boult
    • Interviews with Ralph and Ursula Vaughan Williams

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Product Description:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Biographical | Classical Music | Concert Footage | Documentary

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 604388698127
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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