Read time: 1 minute

Weekend Gallimaufry - BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Delia Derbyshire - 1964

Weekend Gallimaufry with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop from 1964 featuring the electonic music of Delia Derbyshire. Amor Dei, written by Barry Bermange.

Amor-Dei-photo.jpg
<strong>Amor Dei - an invention for Radio</strong>

Views:

When Newstalgia first started (over 2 years ago), I ran a landmark piece of electronic music, conceived by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop headed by Delia Derbyshire who was not only a founder of the workshop, but one of the first women involved in Electronic music. Her contributions however, have gone sadly overlooked even though they were wide ranging (she did the original theme music for Doctor Who - elements of that theme are still used) they have been uncredited. Only in recent years, unfortunately after her death, has she been rediscovered and slowly being given the recognition she has deserved.

The piece I ran two years ago was The Dreams (which you can still hear). It was issued on disc via the BBC Transcription Service. The other side of that disc, also from 1964 is Amor Dei, another invention for Radio, with spoken word montage by Barry Bermange and electronic music score by Delia Derbyshire.

I've been meaning to run it for months now. It's just a coincidence that it happens to be on Easter weekend. I also ran across my friend Pati's mesmerizing photograph and thought the two more or less belonged together.

Maybe no coincidence.

Enjoy - and if you do, please consider making a donation to keep Newstalgia running.
[gordon-donate]

Technical note: The piece gets very quiet in places for long periods of time. It's not over until the BBC Announcer comes on at the end. It's about a half-hour.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team