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The Pigeon-Fancier

The Pigeon-Fancier
TV play
Series Play for Today
Date of composition December 1971
Opus number (No opus number)
Type of work Music for a film or documentary
Duration 4 mins
Musical forces Flute/Alto Flute
Commissioner BBC-tv
Writer Peter Hankin
Producer Irene Shubik
Director James Ferman
Recording session December 1971
Session information Recorded by Harold Clarke, flute (representing the pigeon) and alto flute (representing Len, the pigeon-breeder)
Publication status Manuscript
Archive location British Film Institute (BFI)
Archive contents Original bound music manuscript
Notes A somewhat sombre play set in the North of England concerning the retirement of a Nottinghamshire miner and obsessional pigeon-breeder and racer, and his son, a schoolteacher; music performed by Harold Clarke