Photograph: a scene from the Crown Film Unit production "Instruments of the Orchestra"

Black and white photograph.
Caption reads: "A scene from the Crown Film Unit production "Instruments of the Orchestra", which is one of a series of films being made by the Central Office of Information for the Ministry of Education.
The orchestra appearing in the film is the London Symphony Orchestra, and it is conducted by Dr. Malcolm Sargent, who also introduces the film and speaks the commentary.
The music for the film has been specially written by the famous composer, Benjamin Britten, who has taken a theme by Henry Purcell, and has written Variations and a Fugue on it.
“Instruments of the Orchestra” was directed by Muir Mathieson.

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