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William Alwyn (1905–1985)

Virtuoso flautist and composer who taught at London's Royal Academy of Music as a professor from 1926 to 1955. During the war years, he was employed by the Ministry of Information, where he came to the fore as a composer of scores for documentary films which were used for morale building, the instruction of troops and for propaganda. One of these ... See full bio »

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Take My Life Composer
Zarak Composer


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 1959 Devil's Bait
 1959 Third Man on the Mountain (music by)
 1958 I Accuse!
 1957 Stowaway Girl
 1956 Zarak
 1956 Smiley
 1956 Safari
 1955 Wee Geordie
 1955 Bedevilled
 1955 PT Raiders
 1954-1955 War in the Air (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Eastern Victory (1955)
- Fifty North (1954)
 1954 Svengali
 1954 Land of Fury
 1954 Savage World (Documentary)
 1953 Malta Story
 1952 Royal Heritage (Documentary short)
 1952 The Promoter
 1951 Royal River (Documentary short)
 1951 The Festival in London (Documentary short)
 1951 Bikini Baby
 1951 The Magic Box
 1951 Henry Moore (TV Movie documentary)
 1950 The Magnet
 1950 The Mudlark
 1950 Madeleine
 1949 Under One Roof (Documentary short)
 1949 Daybreak in Udi (Documentary)
 1949 Three Dawns to Sydney (Documentary)
 1948 Your Children's Sleep (Documentary short)
 1948 Escape
 1947 A City Speaks (Documentary)
 1947 Home and School (Short)
 1947 Take My Life
 1947 Odd Man Out
 1946 Land of Promise (Documentary)
 1946 Total War in Britain (Documentary short)
 1946 Your Children and You (Documentary short)
 1945 Country Town (Documentary short)
 1945 Each for All (Documentary short)
 1945 French Town (Documentary short)
 1945 The True Glory (Documentary)
 1945 Great Day
 1944 Our Country
 1944 Penicillin (Documentary short)
 1944 Soldier, Sailor (Documentary)
 1944 The Grassy Shires (Documentary short) (as W. Alwyn)
 1944 The Way Ahead
 1944 Tunisian Victory (Documentary)
 1944 On Approval
 1943 A Letter from Ulster (Documentary short)
 1943 A Welcome to Britain (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1943 The Crown of the Year (Documentary short)
 1943 There's a Future in It (Short)
 1943 The Royal Mile: Edinburgh (Documentary short)
 1943 World of Plenty (Documentary short)
 1943 Lift Your Heads (Documentary short)
 1943 Desert Victory (Documentary)
 1942 Border Weave (Documentary short)
 1942 Life Begins Again (Documentary short)
 1942 Post 23 (Short)
 1942 The Battle for Freedom (Short)
 1942 The Harvest Shall Come (Short)
 1942 Trinity House (Documentary)
 1942 Wales: Green Mountain, Black Mountain (Documentary short)
 1942 Our Film (Short)
 1942 Wings and the Woman (musical score)
 1942 Courageous Mr. Penn (musical score)
 1941 Architects of England (Documentary short)
 1941 Steel Goes to Sea (Documentary short)
 1941 The English Inn (Documentary short)
 1941 W.V.S. (Short)
 1941 Queen Cotton (Documentary short)
 1941 The Western Isles (Documentary short)
 1940 S.O.S. (Documentary short)
 1940 The New Britain (Short)
 1939 These Children Are Safe (Documentary short)
 1939 Time of Your Life (Short)
 1939 Wings Over Empire (Documentary short)
 1938 Free to Roam (Documentary short)
 1938 Monkey into Man (Documentary)
 1938 New Worlds for Old (Documentary short)
 1937 Air Outpost (Documentary short)
 1937 The Future's in the Air (Documentary short)
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