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Long Ago and Far Away; Silver Cornet, The


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Long Ago and Far Away
Silver Cornet, The
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Long Ago and Far Away captures the spirit of children's literature in a weekly series showcasing international television programs of classic and contemporary children's books, folktales, and fairy tales. The animated and dramatic productions recall the magic of storytelling. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

When a local orchestra plays at a young boy's school, he becomes determined to learn to play the cornet. He follows the cornet player and tries to get him to teach him to play. One day, the boys tags along as the musician and a friend are rock climbing. As the boy practices his horn, the climbers have a serious accident. The boy rescues the climbers and is repaid by the musician with a very special gift.



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Chicago: “Long Ago and Far Away; Silver Cornet, The,” 12/05/1988, GBH Archives, accessed June 18, 2024,
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