Advert: Yorkshire Bank – We Care About Here
Also: Clydesdale Bank – We Care About Here
Music: Choir of Downside School – Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: Cuckoo!
This is one of two ads for Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank – the ads are identical apart from the branding and voiceover accent. The ads focus on everyday heroes such as firefighters, trawlermen and vets, and feature a piece from composer Benjamin Britten’s Friday Afternoons suite of songs for schools. The piece is Op. 7: Cuckoo!, and it is performed here by the Choir of Downside School, Purley. Also credited on the recording is Viola Tunnard, a pianist who worked with Britten. The Downside School version of Cuckoo was featured in the Wes Anderson film Moonrise Kingdom, and it’s available to download on that soundtrack album from iTunes.