Composition date: pre 3 Jan 1943
Genre: Incidental music
Text: (of programme and vocal number) Louis MacNeice (1907-1963)
Performing forces: Alto voice - fl (=picc), ob, 2 cl (B flat and A), alto sax in E flat, bn - 2 hn in F, 2 tpt in B flat, trbn, bass trbn - timp, perc (xyl, susp cymb, cymb, sd, bd, gong) - harp - str (vn, va, vc, db)
Music written for episode no 13 of the second series of programmes about Britain and the British, made at the request of NBC, New York.