Melodies of the Motherland 1930-1953: A Treasury of Patriotic Songs [DVD AUDIO] (DVD)
A complete musical celebration of Great Britain and Britishness; consisting of musical features from original archive newsreels and old documentaries from the golden era of the end of Empire.
Looking at the years from 1930 through to 1953, it includes many reminiscent and energetic well-known songs from the Second World War.
Expanding over 3 hours long, â€˜Melodies Of The Motherlandâ€™ is a authentic treasury of nationalistic song. Classic songs such as Rule Britannia, Old Father Thames, The Border Ballad, Land Of My Fathers, Land Of Hope & Glory, Danny Boy, My Little Welsh Home, Land Beyond The Tweed, The Deathless Army, I Left My Heart In An English Garden, Absent Friends, London Will Rise Again, This Is Worth Fighting For, Greensleeves, Sons Of The Brave, Sheâ€™s A Lassie From Lancashire, Britain All The Way, Blow The Wind Southerly, Weâ€™re The Man From Sussex, Blaydon Races, Devon Glorious Devon and Maybe Itâ€™s Because Iâ€™m A Londoner among much more!
The Metropolitan Police Choir sing a magnificent tribute to â€˜Elizabeth Of Englandâ€™ in 1953 amongst a massive well-known cast of the cabaret and theatrical celebrities of those superb yesteryears, all of whom pay an appropriate acknowledgement to our island fortress! A roll-call of leads that includes, among many others, Wilfred Pickles, Vera Lynn, Sidney Burchall, Raymond Newell, Lance Fairfax, Henry Hall, The Glasgow Male Voice Choir, Billy Reid, Margaret Eaves and ending with Sir Edward Elgar leading possibly the greatest valued anthemic tribute of them all, â€˜Land Of Hope And Gloryâ€™!
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