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The Goshawk

The Goshawk
TV documentary
Date of composition January 1969
Opus number (No opus number)
Type of work Music for a film or documentary
Duration 15 mins
Musical forces Piccolo/Flute/Alto Flute, Piccolo Trumpet/[Trumpet], Horn, Harp and Cello
Commissioner BBC-tv & Crescent Productions
Writer T. H. White
Producer David Cobham Productions Ltd
Director David Cobham
Recording session 3rd March 1969
Session information Recorded at Star Sound Studios by Harold Clarke (flute, piccolo and alto flute), David Mason (piccolo trumpet in B flat and trumpet in B flat), Neil Saunders (horn), Denis Vigay (cello) and Tryphena Partridge (harp), conducted by the composer
Publication status Manuscript
Archive location British Film Institute (BFI)
Archive contents Original bound music manuscript
Notes A 50-minute colour film; awarded the Golden Gate award in the 13th San Francisco International Film Festival (Films as Communication category)
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…after the first minute of the film I suspected: here again was so much underlined with such telling economy … So it was with a certain sense of self-satisfaction that I saw, at the end of the film, ‘Music by Carey Blyton’.

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