Comments: BBC Online Music Library tender

Dear sir, I am trying to find some recordings done by a school orchestra in 1949-51. The school was Highfield County Secondry Modern School in Broadgreen Liverpool. In all there were 6 records made which involved the school orchestra and choir. I was leader of the second violins and also took part in the choral recordins. I am interested in purchasing copies of these recodings for my grandchildren, as at the time we could not afford to buy them . Any help you can give me in this endeavour would be very much appreciated...yours very sincerely..Frank Line

Posted by Frank Line at October 27, 2006 7:11 PM

Dear Mr Line, I regret I am unable to help you in your search. I cannot even find any record of the school you mention on the web. Sorry.

Posted by David Jennings at October 27, 2006 9:28 PM

Dear Sir, I have been trying to trace a recording often played by Sir Terry Wogan on his morning show. It's 'YOU' by the Carpenters, can you help by letting me know what album I can find it on.

Posted by Brian Anderson at December 13, 2006 10:13 AM

Dear Mr Anderson, A quick web search reveals that it's on the album A Kind of Hush. In return, could you do me a favour and explain what led you to think this is an appropriate and effective place to ask this question?

Posted by David Jennings at December 13, 2006 12:51 PM

Dear Sir or Madame. Can you help me to locate a downloadable or hard copy recording of: When This Lousy War is Over from the film, Oh What A Lovely War. I have searched the web but am unable to find the name of the singer. He is not listed on the recently released DVD. A few years ago, the late Alan Kieth played it on his Sunday Evening radio programe so I assume it would be in your library. I hope you can help. Thanks and regards. Ralph Aspinall.

Posted by Ralph Aspinall at January 11, 2007 3:10 PM

Dear Ralph,

No, I'm afraid I cannot. My library is a modest, personal one, which -- I suspect -- contains little or nothing played by Alan Keith.

I have no access to any BBC library, including the Online Music Library, which I suspect is still in development.

Sorry, and regards,

Posted by David Jennings at January 11, 2007 3:32 PM

Please disregard my earlier email, I mistakenly thought you was a BBC Site. Thanks, Ralph.

Posted by R Aspinall at January 12, 2007 10:48 AM

Can anyone help me to locate a recording of a french song, Plaisir d,amour. Hope I have correct spelling.
Sincerely F Smith

Posted by frederick smih at April 7, 2008 3:43 PM

Just to repeat my comments made earlier, this is not a BBC site or a general music search site. It is run by one person (me!) who has a full-time job doing other stuff.

That said, Mr Smith, I was able to find 184 different versions of Plaisir d'Amour in about a minute. If you got to iTunes Music Store and search on "Plaisir d'Amour" you will find 138. If you got to and search on "Plaisir d'Amour" you will find another 46. If it's not a digital version that you want, go to and search on "Plaisir d'Amour", where they are offering 83 cassettes, records and CDs that seem to include some version of the song.

For 100% of enquiries, you will find these locations to be much better this page for pursuing your search. I encourage you to go there without delay.

Posted by David Jennings at April 7, 2008 4:23 PM

on an easymusic download it shows an artist with the name of Beth Hartman singing House of sun. I have looked everywhere that I can think of for the past two months and keep coming up with no reference to this singer. I find this hard to fathom out as the singer and song are advertised on this site. I would be most grateful if you could help me please.

Posted by john burness at May 29, 2008 8:42 PM

Dear Sir Can you let me know where I can purchase a march by the Central Band of the R.A.F.called 'Out of the Blue'composed by Hubert Bath

Posted by Victor Borg at May 30, 2008 10:07 AM

I am still not sure why people request help locating or identifying songs on this page. I can only assume that my attempts to help with previous enquiries have encouraged others, despite my protestations that this is not a service I provide.

Henceforward I will not be responding to any requests of this kind in an attempt to discourage further similar requests.

Posted by David Jennings at June 5, 2008 6:07 PM

In the late forties/early fifties, a radio announcer used to close the show with'See you all next week, same time, same place, same spot on the dial' It would have to be on the BBC Light Programme or Radio Luxemburg. Can you name him please? Any help will be appreciated.

Posted by Geoff Moore at September 12, 2009 6:16 PM

Some of the links provided are not working. I needed tender document. Can somebody help? Please!!!

Posted by Parminder at September 3, 2010 3:17 PM

Parminder, This post and the tender document to which it refers are over five years old. I don't think it's very surprising that five-year-old tender documents are no longer available, and I doubt that the BBC would be willing to make the document available again after all this time. But if you really want it, I would direct your enquiries to them.

The Wayback Machine has an archive of the 2005 BBC web page, but not of the tender document itself.

Posted by David Jennings at September 3, 2010 5:22 PM

I have a 4 channel vinyl record-HMV 1970.s
Can anyone help regards playing it in quad sound?

Posted by Roger Page at November 24, 2011 3:33 PM
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