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The Golden Age of Light Music: An Introduction

The Golden Age of Light Music: An Introduction

Item No. GLCD 5101

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Release Date: 01.04.2004

Whether you happen to know it as Easy Listening, Middle-of-the-Road, Concert Music, Mood Music - or simply Light Music, there is no doubt that these are the sounds that will rekindle some happy memories. Because Light Music has been around all our lives, and not so long ago it was heard regularly on radio stations around the world. Some broadcasters may no longer realise just how much their listeners would like to hear this kind of pleasant, easy-on-the-ear music, but thankfully record companies like Guild are aware that Light Music is currently enjoying a revival. This CD is intended as a ‘taster’ to illustrate the different styles that will be found in this new series, featuring many of the great composers and conductors who were once household names. Their vintage recordings have been digitally processed to the highest standards, ensuring that you only hear the music - sounding better today than it did when originally released.


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Gateway To The West Robert Farnon QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 2:57
02 Going For A Ride Sidney Torch SIDNEY TORCH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:47
03 With A Song In My Heart Rodgers, Hart ANDRE KOSTELANETZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:30
04 Heykens’ Serenade Jonny Heykens, arr. Ron Goodwin RON GOODWIN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:30
05 Martinique Warren RAY MARTIN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:13
06 Skyscraper Fantasy Donald Phillips CHARLES WILLIAMS AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 3:53
07 Dance Of The Spanish Onion David Rose DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:53
08 Out Of This World - theme from the film Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer MANTOVANI AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:06
09 Paris To Piccadilly Robert Busby, Eddie Hurran L’ORCHESTRE DEVEREAUX Conducted by GEORGES DEVEREAUX 3:04
10 Festive Days Charles Ancliffe LONDON PROMENADE ORCHESTRA Conducted by WALTER COLLINS 3:15
11 Ha’penny Breeze - theme from the film Philip Green PHILIP GREEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 4:10
12 Tropical Morton Gould MORTON GOULD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:28
13 Puffin’ Billy Edward White DANISH STATE RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by HUBERT CLIFFORD 3:00
14 First Rhapsody George Melachrino MELACHRINO ORCHESTRA Conducted by GEORGE MELACHRINO 4:15
15 Fantasie Impromptu in C Sharp Minor Chopin, arr. Robert Farnon KINGSWAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by CAMARATA 3:25
16 London Bridge March Eric Coates NEW LIGHT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS 3:59
17 Mock Turtles Angela Morley QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 2:14
18 To A Wild Rose Edward MacDowell, arr. Peter Yorke PETER YORKE AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 3:21
19 Plink, Plank, Plunk! Leroy Anderson LEROY ANDERSON AND HIS ‘POPS’ CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:24
20 Jamaican Rhumba Arthur Benjamin, arr. Percy Faith PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:07
21 Vision in Velvet Trevor Duncan NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by JACK LEON 3:14
22 Grand Canyon Dolf van der Linden DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS METROPOLE ORCHESTRA 2:33
23 Dancing Princess Hart, Layman, arr. Leon Young FRANK CHACKSFIELD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:15
24 Dainty Lady Leo Peter REGINALD KING AND HIS LIGHT ORCHESTRA 2:43
25 Bandstand ‘Frescoes’ Suite NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by SERGE KRISH 3:55
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