A Family At War - Theme Tune Help Please.

  Big L 266 19:13 07 Feb 2011


I recently watched a few episodes of the 1970s 'A Family At War' and forgot what a brilliant piece of music it was until I heard it.

I know its an extract from Vaughan Williams Symphony No.6 and pretty sure it was issued as a Decca 7" 45rpm single but I can't remember what the specific version used in the programme was. I believe it was Sir Adrian Boult conducting the London Symphony Orchestra but cannot be certain.

I've tried looking at various internet websites for themes but to no avail.If you recall the specific single from the early 1970s,could you tell me the conductor and orchestra please?

Thank you very much indeed for any help you can give this music collector.

Big L 266

  rdave13 19:22 07 Feb 2011

click here

"The memorable theme tune is from the First Movement (Allegro) of Vaughan Williams's Sixth Symphony."

  Big L 266 19:26 07 Feb 2011


rdave13....Yes,I knew that,but its the specific version used in the TV programme I can't recall which is the problem. Do you happen to know what that version was please? I'm sure its Sir Adrian Boult.

Big L 266

  BRYNIT 19:29 07 Feb 2011

This should answer your question.

All about Ralph Vaughan click here

About Symphony No 6 click here_(Vaughan_Williams)?qsrc=3044

  muddypaws 19:30 07 Feb 2011

Big L 266
If no answer by tomorrow I think I have it on CD in the loft ( recently moved house!).
On one of two CDs 'Radio and TV themes'.
I have them both in 'My Music' but the tracks are only numbered and not named!
Or did my wife give them to Oxfam!!?
Have you tried searching Amazon?

  BRYNIT 19:32 07 Feb 2011

Second link did not work.

Open first link and go down page and click on Symphony No 6

  Big L 266 19:36 07 Feb 2011


BRYNIT....Thank you for your two links.They're quite extensive but I'll give it a good read.

muddypaws....Your idea that it might be on a two cd set is very helpful. I'm off to Amazon to look for your cd set. Thank you.

Big L 266

  rdave13 19:38 07 Feb 2011
  muddypaws 19:39 07 Feb 2011

Big L 266
Just listened to all track intros and I fear not there.
Would Onedin Line or Forsyte Saga do instead. (:-}}

  rdave13 19:40 07 Feb 2011

"Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6, excerpt from first movement
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult (recorded 1949)"

  muddypaws 19:41 07 Feb 2011

I think is is here:

click here

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