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Music in Miniature

A half hour of continuous music from the London Studios, Daphne Oram and Basil Douglas put the program together with no announcements.

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(total playtime 1 hours, 1 min)
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"Ada Alsop Sup Kantrovitch Trio"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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In 1946, the British Home Service began broadcasting the half hour chamber music program Music in Miniature, a half hour of continuous music from the London Studios. Junior engineer Daphne Oram and British Opera personality Basil Douglas put the program together with no announcements during the course of the broadcast so that the music would flow without interruption.

Daphne OramMs. Oram had been accepted to the Royal Academy of Music in 1942, but because of Wartime regulations, she would have had to sign an obligation to serve as a music teacher upon graduation. With no desire to wind up a “school ma’am”, she instead joined the British Broadcasting. Due to the drain on the labor force due to the War, many women were trained for engineering duties.

Music in Miniature was as much of an artistic endeavor for Ms. Oram as it was for the featured players. “With no intermediate announcements to stop the flow, the programme enabled me to devise 25 minutes of continuous controlled sound, shaped as if it was a complete composition from beginning to end”.

The program began with the strains of “Elizabethan Serenade 8” and a short announcement of the musicians who would play in the episode. It closed with a rereading of the artist’s names along with the composers featured.

Daphne Oram would go on to become a pioneer in Electronic Music and the creator of Oramics, a technique of “drawn sound” that uses waveforms drawn on clear media to control light reaching a sensor which creates the music.

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  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    3 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 1 hours, 1 min
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      3 shows - total playtime 1 hours 1 minutes
      1. Music In Miniature 460913 02 Leon Goossens Oboe.mp3
      2. Music In Miniature 460913 03 Ada Alsop Sup, Kantrovitch Trio.mp3
      3. Music In Miniature 460913 04 Iris Loveridge Hirsch St Qr pt1.mp3
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    3 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 1 hours, 1 min
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      3 shows - total playtime 1 hours 1 minutes
      1. Music In Miniature 460913 02 Leon Goossens Oboe.mp3
      2. Music In Miniature 460913 03 Ada Alsop Sup, Kantrovitch Trio.mp3
      3. Music In Miniature 460913 04 Iris Loveridge Hirsch St Qr pt1.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    3 recordings on 1 Audio CD
    total playtime 1 hours, 1 min

    Music in Miniature Disc A001

    1. Music In Miniature 460913 02 Leon Goossens Oboe
    2. Music In Miniature 460913 03 Ada Alsop Sup, Kantrovitch Trio
    3. Music In Miniature 460913 04 Iris Loveridge Hirsch St Qr pt1

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