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The Old Clockmaker
composer
signature tune for 'Jennings at School'

Recordings
'British Light Music Classics' (CDS44261/4)
British Light Music Classics
MP3 £20.00FLAC £20.00ALAC £20.00Buy by post £22.00 CDS44261/4  4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1' (CDA66868)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66868  Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4  
Details
Track 13 on CDA66868 [3'12] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 13 on CDS44261/4 CD1 [3'12] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

The Old Clockmaker
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Charles Williams (1893–1978) was born in London and was a violinist in concert, theatre and cinema orchestras before becoming a musical director in theatres and cinemas. This film experience led to him composing and scoring for many Gaumont–British films, of which his Dream of Olwen for the 1947 film While I Live became a classic. He also composed and conducted a wealth of short ‘mood’ pieces for the Chappell Recording Library. Many of these gained wide familiarity through their use as radio and television signature tunes. The Old Clockmaker was used as the signature tune for Jennings at School.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

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