The Century in Sound

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Tracklist

CD 1
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11901 First Performance of Pomp and Circumstance March no. 1
orchestra:
BBC Symphony Orchestra (on 1932-10-07)
conductor:
Edward Elgar (composer) (on 1932-10-07)
partial recording of:
Pomp and Circumstance Marches, op. 39: March no. 1 in D major
premiered in:
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom (on 1901-10-19)
publisher:
Sir Edward Elgar (dec’d) (composer)
composer:
Edward Elgar (composer) (in 1901)
publisher:
Boosey & Co. Ltd. (music publisher founded in the 1760s, forebear of Boosey & Hawkes)
part of:
Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches, op. 39
Edward Elgar1:13
21909 Expedition to the South Pole / Pomp and Circumstance March no. 1
spoken vocals:
Ernest Shackleton (on 1909-06-23)
partial recording of:
Pomp and Circumstance Marches, op. 39: March no. 1 in D major
premiered in:
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom (on 1901-10-19)
publisher:
Sir Edward Elgar (dec’d) (composer)
composer:
Edward Elgar (composer) (in 1901)
publisher:
Boosey & Co. Ltd. (music publisher founded in the 1760s, forebear of Boosey & Hawkes)
part of:
Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches, op. 39
Sir Ernest Shackleton / Edward Elgar1:56
3Votes for Women
spoken vocals:
Christabel Pankhurst (on 1908-12-18)
Christabel Pankhurst1:18
41909 Speech on the Budget
spoken vocals:
David Lloyd George (Prime Minister) (on 1909-07-23)
David Lloyd George1:16
51912 The Sinking of the ‘Titanic’
spoken vocals:
Charles Lightoller (seaman) (on 1936-11-01)
Charles Herbert Lightoller1:57
6Gas Shell Bombardment / It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
vocals:
John McCormack (tenor) (in 1914)
performer:
Royal Garrison Artillery (in 1918)
partial recording of:
It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
writer:
Henry James “Harry” Williams (co-credited for the British music hall song, “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”)
composer:
Jack Judge
[no artist] / Jack Judge, Harry Williams1:10
7With Our Boys at the Front / It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
spoken vocals:
Edward Dwyer (soldier of The Great War) (in 1915-11)
vocals:
John McCormack (tenor) (in 1914)
partial recording of:
It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
writer:
Henry James “Harry” Williams (co-credited for the British music hall song, “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”)
composer:
Jack Judge
Edward Dwyer / Jack Judge, Harry Williams1:17
8The First World War Homefront
spoken vocals:
Hugh Casson (architect) (from 1990 until 1991)
Sir Hugh Casson2:00
91924 Opening of the Tomb of Tutankhamun
spoken vocals:
Howard Carter (archaeologist) (on 1936-05-28)
Dr. Howard Carter1:25
101926 The General Strike
spoken vocals:
Jack Gaster (politician) (in 1994)
Jack Gaster1:36
111929 Election Speech on Unemployment
spoken vocals:
Ramsay Macdonald (prime minister) (on 1929-04-11)
Ramsay Macdonald1:23
121930 After Dinner Speech
spoken vocals:
Albert Einstein (scientist) (in 1930) and George Bernard Shaw (Irish playwright, critic, activist) (in 1930)
Albert Einstein introduced by George Bernard Shaw2:16
131930 The Story of My Flight / Amy
spoken vocals:
Amy Johnson (aviator) (on 1930-06-09)
vocals:
Pat O’Malley (on 1930-06-02)
orchestra:
Jack Hylton and His Orchestra (on 1930-06-02)
partial recording of:
Amy
lyricist:
Joseph George Gilbert (mid 20th cent. songwriter)
composer:
Horatio Nicholls (nom de guerre of Lawrence Wright)
Amy Johnson / Horatio Nicholls, Joseph George Gilbert, Jack Hylton2:30
14My Spiritual Message to the World
spoken vocals:
Mahatma Gandhi (Indian activist) (on 1931-10-17)
Mahatma Gandhi1:30
151932 Royal Christmas Day Broadcast
spoken vocals:
King George V (King of the United Kingdom) (on 1932-12-25)
King George V1:26
161934 Speech to Fascists’ Rally at Olympia / Interview
spoken vocals:
Oswald Mosley (on 1934-06-07) and Lou Kenton (activist against fascism) (in 1994)
Oswald Mosley / Lou Kenton2:48
17‘Tonight at 8.30’ Scene from Shadow Play, Part 1
lead vocals and spoken vocals:
Noël Coward (in 1936) and Gertrude Lawrence (in 1936)
partial recording of:
Shadow Play
lyricist and composer:
Noël Coward
part of:
Tonight at 8:30
Noël Coward2:14
181936 Abdication Speech
spoken vocals:
King Edward VIII (King of the United Kingdom) (on 1936-12-10)
King Edward VIII2:08
191937 Hindenburg Air Disaster
spoken vocals:
Herbert Morrison (radio reporter) (on 1937-05-06)
Herbert Morrison1:27
20Declaration of War
spoken vocals:
Neville Chamberlain (former British Prime Minister) (on 1939-09-03)
recorded at:
Cabinet Room (10 Downing Street) in Westminster, London (Greater London, which includes the City of London), England, United Kingdom (on 1939-09-03)
Neville Chamberlain0:43
21Air Raid Siren
[no artist]0:16
22This Was Their Finest Hour
spoken vocals:
Winston Churchill (politician) (on 1940-06-18)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Decca Music Group Limited (not for release label use, for ℗ & © rights holder use only)
recorded at:
The House of Commons (London) in Westminster, London (Greater London, which includes the City of London), England, United Kingdom (on 1940-06-18)
Sir Winston Churchill1:34
23Night Raid on London
[no artist]0:19
24A Broadcast Message to Children
spoken vocals:
Princess Elizabeth (on 1940-10-13)
Princess Elizabeth1:26
25VI Bomb
[no artist]0:41
26White Cliffs of DoverVera Lynn2:06
271948 Foundation of the National Health Service
recorded in:
Southport, Sefton, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom (on 1959-09-23)
spoken vocals:
Aneurin Bevan (politician) (on 1959-09-23)
Aneurin Bevan2:17
28Jazz Club Theme
alto saxophone [alto sax]:
Johnny Dankworth (on 1948-10-09)
double bass [bass]:
Jack Fallon (on 1948-10-09)
drums (drum set) [drums]:
Carlo Krahmer (on 1948-10-09)
piano:
Ralph Sharon (on 1948-10-09)
tenor saxophone [tenor sax]:
Ronnie Scott (English jazz tenor saxophonist and jazz club owner) (on 1948-10-09)
trumpet:
Reg Arnold (trumpeter) (on 1948-10-09)
vibraphone:
Victor Feldman (jazz musician) (on 1948-10-09)
spoken vocals:
Mark White (100 Club announcer) (on 1948-10-09)
Reg Arnold, Johnny Dankworth, Ronnie Scott, Victor Feldman, Jack Fallon, Ralph Sharon, Carlo Krahmer1:26
29Othello
spoken vocals:
Paul Robeson (American bass baritone) (in 1959-04)
Paul Robeson1:08
30Coming to Britain
spoken vocals:
Gilli Salvat (immigrant) (in 1986)
Gilli Salvat2:35
31Sweet Jamaica
performer:
Lord Kitchener (in 1948)
partial recording of:
Sweet Jamaica
writer:
Aldwyn Roberts
Lord Kitchener1:30
32The Wind of Change
spoken vocals:
Harold Macmillan (on 1960-02-03)
Harold Macmillan0:46
331960 ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ Goes on Sale (edited extract)
spoken vocals:
[unknown reporter] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (on 1960-11-10)
[unknown reporter]0:54
34The White Heat of Technology
spoken vocals:
Harold Wilson (prime minister) (on 1963-10-01)
Harold Wilson0:56
351963 Assassination of President Kennedy
spoken vocals:
KBOX Radio Reporters (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (on 1963-11-22)
KBOX Radio Reporters1:56
361966 Football World Cup Final
spoken vocals:
Maurice Edelston (footballer) (on 1966-07-30) and Brian Moore (commentator) (on 1966-07-30)
Brian Moore and Maurice Edelston0:41
371968 Roll-Out of First UK Concorde
spoken vocals:
[unknown TV reporter] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (on 1968-09-12)
[unknown TV reporter]1:21
381969 Apollo 11 Moon Landing
spoken vocals:
Buzz Aldrin (astronaut) (on 1969-07-20), Neil Armstrong (on 1969-07-20) and Charlie Duke (astronaut) (on 1969-07-20)
Buzz Aldrin, Neil A. Armstrong, Charlie Duke3:04
391972 Winning Olympic Gold
spoken vocals:
Mary Peters (athlete) (in 1997)
Mary Peters1:41
40Endangered Nature
spoken vocals:
David Attenborough (broadcaster and naturalist) (in 1988-08)
Sir David Attenborough1:39
411982 Argentina Invades the Falkland Islands
spoken vocals:
Margaret Thatcher (politician) (on 1982-04-03)
recorded at:
The House of Commons (London) in Westminster, London (Greater London, which includes the City of London), England, United Kingdom (on 1982-04-03)
Margaret Thatcher1:34
421989 Fall of the Berlin Wall
recorded in:
Berlin, Germany (on 1989-11-10)
spoken vocals:
Graham Leach (BBC news reporter) (on 1989-11-10)
Graham Leach1:04
431993 the Joint Declaration on Northern Island
spoken vocals:
John Major (prime minister) (on 1993-12-15) and Albert Reynolds (Taoiseach) (on 1993-12-15)
recorded at:
The Steps of 10 Downing Street in Westminster, London (Greater London, which includes the City of London), England, United Kingdom (on 1993-12-15)
John Major and Albert Reynolds1:14
44Diana, Princess of Wales (interview extract)
spoken vocals:
Martin Bashir (British journalist and media personality) (on 1995-11-20) and Diana, Princess of Wales (on 1995-11-20)
Diana, Princess of Wales and Martin Bashir0:54
451997 Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales
spoken vocals:
Charles Spencer (9th Earl Spencer) (on 1997-09-06)
recorded at:
[funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales] (1997-09-06)
recorded at:
Westminster Abbey in London (Greater London, which includes the City of London), England, United Kingdom (on 1997-09-06)
The Earl Spencer1:24
46Britain and Europe: Single European Currency Debate
spoken vocals:
Tony Blair (British politician) (on 1999-06-23) and William Hague (UK politician) (on 1999-06-23)
recorded at:
The House of Commons (London) in Westminster, London (Greater London, which includes the City of London), England, United Kingdom (on 1999-06-23)
Tony Blair and William Hague2:35
47The Next CenturyPupils from Dagenham Priory Comprehensive School2:17

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mastering:Nigel Bewley
compiler:Richard Fairman (compiler)
copyrighted (©) by:British Library (was British Library Board) (in 1999)
ASIN:UK: 0712305114 [info]