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The Golden Age of Light Music: A first A-Z of Light Music

The Golden Age of Light Music: A first A-Z of Light Music

Item No. GLCD 5169

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Release Date: 15.06.2010

If anyone ever thought that the term ‘Light Music’ described a small corner of the music scene appealing only to minority interests, then maybe the wide variety of styles on offer in this collection will raise some serious doubts. No two people would probably ever agree on the exact boundaries of the genre, which is in itself an indication of how far it stretches across other musical styles. So within the 79 minutes of music on this CD you will find works originally created for light orchestras in the concert hall rubbing shoulders with popular melodies from other fields, given a fresh appeal in the hands of talented arrangers and conductors. When ‘A to Z’ was chosen as the idea behind this collection, there were initial doubts that suitable titles could be discovered for all the letters of the English alphabet. It was a close run thing (‘X’ was obviously going to be a problem!) but hopefully listeners will enjoy the result of our endeavours, starting with Alpine Pastures and ending with Zingara, meeting top conductors such as Sidney Torch, David Rose, Robert Farnon and George Melachrino along the way.


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Alpine Pastures Vivian Ellis, arranged by Sidney Torch QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by SIDNEY TORCH 3:15
02 Baubles, Bangles And Beads Robert Wright; George Forrest WARREN BARKER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:24
03 The Christmas Tree David Rose DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:26
04 Durch Dich Wird Diese Welt Erst Schön (Through You This World Is Beautiful) Jary; von Pinelli HANS GEORG ARLT AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:38
05 Escape To Monaco John Scott Trotter JOHN SCOTT TROTTER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:28
06 Flowing Stream Joyce Cochrane NEW CENTURY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ERICH BÖRSCHEL 2:50
07 Going Concern King Palmer THE GROSVENOR STUDIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by DOLF VAN DER LINDEN 3:10
08 High Flight Eric Coates MICHAEL FREEDMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:19
09 It Wouldn't Be Love Allan Roberts; Buddy Bernier; Jerome Brainin, arr. Robert Farnon ROBERT FARNON AND HIS ORCHESTRA (LP label credits ‘Jack Saunders Orchestra') 3:59
10 Jump For Joy Henry Croudson THE CONNAUGHT LIGHT ORCHESTRA 1:34
11 The Kiss Jose Belmonte, real name Philip Green ANGELA MORLEY AND HER ORCHESTRA (as ‘Wally Stott' on 78 label) 3:00
12 Leo Hal Mooney HAL MOONEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:30
13 Moonlight On The Ganges Sherman Myers, real name Montague Ewing; Chester Wallace GORDON JENKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:25
14 Noche Amour Joseph F. Kuhn THE RIO CARNIVAL ORCHESTRA 3:43
15 Over The Rainbow Harold Arlen; E. ‘Yip' Harburg FRANK CHACKSFIELD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:35
16 Parole E Musica Words And Music - Silvestri GEORGE MELACHRINO Conducting the Orchestra of the 6th San Remo Festival 2:30
17 Quiet Night Richard Rodgers ANDRE KOSTELANETZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:14
18 Rose-Beetle Goes A-Wooing José Armandola REGENT CLASSIC ORCHESTRA 2:42
19 Sunshine Express Jack Coles GROUP-FORTY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ERIC COOK 2:53
20 Tip-Toe Through The Tulips Al Dubin; Joe Burke, arr. Ronald Binge RONALD BINGE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:04
21 Unless Tolchard Evans, arr. Peter Yorke PETER YORKE AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:24
22 Vanity Fair (Overture) Percy Fletcher THE NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by JAY WILBUR 5:47
23 What Is There To Say (from Ziegfeld Follies of 1933) Vernon Duke MORTON GOULD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:27
24 Xarafes Guy Brain, arr. Dolf van der Linden DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:44
25 Yellow Jeff Alexander SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by FRANK SINATRA 2:35
26 Zingara Chaminade, arr. Arthur Wilkinson THE MELACHRINO ORCHESTRA Conducted by GEORGE MELACHRINO 3:13
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