Kids Commute - Back to School Week! Tuesday

Sep 4, 2018

An illustration from an early edition of, TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS, by Thomas Hughes

Welcome back to an all new season of Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio! Congratulations on starting a new school year! We’ve got you covered with a great year of fun music and events coming up - so stay with us! This week, we’re taking it easy with some back- to-school music help you get inspired. All of our music this week is about - you guessed it! - school.

Tom Brown’s School Days is a story about Tom Brown’s experiences at Rugby School (not the sport rugby) in Warwickshire (a public school for boys) in the 1800’s. The novel was originally written in 1857 by author Thomas Hughes and was made into a movie in 1940, and again in 1951 and 2005. In today’s episode, we listen to the Overture from the film score composed by Richard Addinsell for the 1951 version, and we learn a little bit about the composer, too.

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Tom Brown's School Days: Overture
Richard Addinsell
BBC Orchestra/Rumon Gamba

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Here's an excerpt from the 2005 version of the film:

Here's the trailer for the 1951 version, using Richard Addinsell's music:

Here is a performance of Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto, his most popular work written for the 1941 movie Dangerous Moonlight: