Big meeting / David Lumsdaine.
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|Big Meeting (1978) — sound sculpture||David Lumsdaine||1 hours, 47 sec.|
Lumsdaine's poetic collage was recorded on location at the Durham Miners' Gala, 1971 - a large annual gathering associated with the coal mining heritage of the region, and known as The Big Meeting. This remarkable work assembles snatches of brass bands, choirs, speech and song alongside the sounds of a historic occasion.
Duration: 61 min.
Beginnings: "Speak!" -- Gathering, memories: Old Elvet and the racecourse -- The fairground dances -- The miners' hymn -- Crossing Palace Green to the Cathedral -- Undergound: questions -- Praise: people speak -- Coda.
Liner notes include programme notes and biographical notes on the composer.
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