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In the Head the Fire

In the Head the Fire (1966)

This radiophonic piece written by composer Nigel Butterley in 1966 won the prestigious Prix Italia and set a benchmark for radio in Australia.

Length: 29 minutes

Performed by: South Australian Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Singers with solo musicians and vocalists, conducted by John Hopkins

Featured in the Sounds of Australia collection

Sounds of Australia

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National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 323123