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The Golden Age of Light Music: The Composer Conducts - Vol. 2

The Golden Age of Light Music: The Composer Conducts - Vol. 2

Item No. GLCD 5178

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Release Date: 15.03.2011

This second collection features some more weighty examples of composers conducting their own works for posterity. The opening track is a significant work for British cinema of the 1930s. When Sir Arthur Bliss composed the music for the film of H.G. Wells’ 1933 novel “The Shape Of Things To Come” it proved to be the most important score provided up to that time for a British film. When the film appeared, the music was widely acclaimed and Bliss recorded part of the score for commercial release on Decca, but he did not include the famous ‘March’. This omission was finally rectified in the late 1950s. Other composers represented by their film music are Alfred Newman, Philip Green, Leighton Lucas and Hubert Bath. Among the lesser heard items is some ballet music by Ivor Novello, and a suite of Yorkshire Folk Tunes by Arthur Wood, who composed the signature tune for ‘The Archers’ on BBC Radio.


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 March from 'Things To Come' (Music from the film) Arthur Bliss LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by SIR ARTHUR BLISS 3:38
02 'Pinky' Music from the film Alfred Newman ALFRED NEWMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:11
03 Scherzofrenia (from Symphony No. 5½ - 'A Symphony For Fun') Don Gillis NEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF LONDON Conducted by DON GILLIS 2:56
04 State Occasion Robert Farnon QUEEN’S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 2:54
05 Dawn Fantasy Peter Yorke PETER YORKE AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA with ARTHUR SANDFORD, piano 5:28
06 'The League Of Gentlemen' Music from the film - Golden Fleece Theme Philip Green PINEWOOD STUDIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by PHILIP GREEN 2:38
07 'The League Of Gentlemen' Music from the film - League Of Gentlemen March Philip Green PINEWOOD STUDIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by PHILIP GREEN 2:48
08 Salute The Soldier Eric Coates LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ERIC COATES 3:22
09 Les Jeux (Playing) George Melachrino THE MELACHRINO STRINGS Conducted by GEORGE MELACHRINO 4:27
10 Amethyst March (soundtrack recording from the film 'Yangtse Incident') Leighton Lucas LEIGHTON LUCAS AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:40
11 Strings In The Mood Walter Collins LONDON PROMENADE ORCHESTRA Conducted by WALTER COLLINS 2:29
12 Naval Occasion Hubert Clifford MELODI LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by HUBERT CLIFFORD 3:11
13 'The Dancing Years' - Three Ballet Tunes Ivor Novello THE DRURY LANE THEATRE ORCHESTRA Conducted by IVOR NOVELLO 2:37
14 International Sports March Sidney Torch QUEEN’S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by SIDNEY TORCH 3:10
15 Rendezvous With Curzon - Cachucha from 'In Malaga' Suite, Maid Marian from 'Robin Hood' Suite, Bravada, Serenade Of A Clown, March Of The Bowmen from 'Robin Hood' Suite Frederic Curzon NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by FREDERIC CURZON 8:18
16 Selection of Radio Novelty Tunes - Fairy On The Clock, Soldier On The Shelf, The Queen Was In The Parlour, Butterflies In The Rain, Little Dutch Clock Montague Ewing MONTAGUE EWING, Piano, with NOVELTY BAND 3:08
17 Three Dale Dances (Suite founded on Yorkshire Folk Tunes) - First Movement Arthur Wood ARTHUR WOOD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:16
18 Three Dale Dances (Suite founded on Yorkshire Folk Tunes) - Second Movement Arthur Wood ARTHUR WOOD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:00
19 Three Dale Dances (Suite founded on Yorkshire Folk Tunes) - Third Movement Arthur Wood ARTHUR WOOD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:02
20 Wedgewood Blue Albert William Ketèlbey ALBERT W. KETÈLBEY, Piano, and his CONCERT ORCHESTRA 3:45
21 Thrills Charles Ancliffe CHARLES ANCLIFFE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:16
22 Cornish Rhapsody (featured in the film 'Love Story') Hubert Bath LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by HUBERT BATH, with HARRIET COHEN, piano 6:03
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