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Titles tagged with ‘orchestras’

10 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

Melbourne Chinese Orchestra Selections historical – 1931

Melbourne’s Chinese Orchestra perform at His Majesty’s Theatre as part of Frank Thring’s Efftee Entertainers.

Cinesound Varieties historical – 1934

This variety show originally ran for about an hour, but only a few segments survive.

A Ticket in Tatts feature film – 1934

George Wallace helps a champion horse to avoid crooks and win a big race.

Majestic Fanfare music – 1943

The original 1943 recording of the ABC’s much loved ‘Majestic Fanfare’, used in various forms since 1952 to introduce news broadcasts.

Take the Tempo from the Teeth sponsored film – 1948

An early promotional film advocating milk as a key part of a balanced diet, with teeth acting as the barometer for good health.

Theme From ‘Blue Hills’ radio – 1949

This is the theme from the long-running ABC radio serial Blue Hills (1949–76).

Corroboree music – 1950

Incorporating Indigenous themes, this Australian orchestral work achieved international recognition.

Sydney Opera House Opening Concert music – 1973

A magical night in the history of Australian music: the first official concert in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.

The Young One: A Portrait of the Conductor Simone Young documentary – 1995

Australian-born Simone Young is a conductor who has succeeded in a highly competitive, male-dominated field.

The 7.30 Report - Orchestra Tunes In television program – 2005

This episode, from March 2005, is a representative sample of the program, giving a good idea of the range of subject material and the style of coverage.