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Kites are Flying

Kites are Flying
Film documentary
Date of composition November 1970
Opus number (No opus number)
Type of work Music for a film or documentary
Duration 10 mins
Musical forces Piccolo/Flute/Alto Flute, Harp and Cello
Commissioner The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Writer Anthony Bomford
Producer Anthony Clay
Director Anthony Bomford
Recording session 30th November 1970
Session information Recorded at CTS Studios by Harold Clarke (piccolo and flute), Tryphena Partridge (harp) and Vivian Joseph (cello)
Publication status Manuscript
Archive location British Film Institute (BFI)
Archive contents Original bound music manuscript
Notes A 30-minute colour film for theatrical presentation; first shown at the Royal Festival Hall, 13th February 1971
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…a taut, economical score in which the lyricism of the kite’s flight and the panoramic beauty of the Welsh hills are depicted in simple, direct, musical terms.

Hilton Gough, BFFS Film magazine, no 25, April 1975