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The Golden Age of Light Music: Light And Esay

The Golden Age of Light Music: Light And Esay

Item No. GLCD 5187

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Release Date: 30.11.2011

This collection is simply - and unashamedly - meant to be enjoyable! The term ‘Light’ implies that the music is not serious, but equally it is far from frivolous because it features delightful melodies by some of the finest composers of the last century. Names such as Leroy Anderson, Cyril Watters, Angela Morley, Clive Richardson and Laurie Johnson are evidence of the pedigree of the composers. And the presence of conductors like Clebanoff, Sidney Torch, David Rose, Robert Farnon, Frank Cordell, Glenn Osser, Cyril Stapleton and Henry Mancini confirms that the music is performed by the world’s top light orchestras. The bright ‘Light’ pieces early on, gradually give way to the smooth, ‘Easy’ sounds to be discovered later in the collection.


Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Pyramid Dance (also known as 'Heart Of Stone' from the musical 'Goldilocks') Leroy Anderson LEROY ANDERSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:14
02 Mack The Knife (also known as 'Moritat' from 'The Threepenny Opera') Kurt Weill, Eugen Berthold Brecht THE CLEBANOFF STRINGS AND ORCHESTRA 2:16
03 I Love Paris (from 'Can Can') Cole Porter PARIS THEATRE ORCHESTRA 4:19
04 Light And Easy Harry Rabinowitz THE SYMPHONIA ORCHESTRA Conducted by CURT ANDERSEN 2:55
05 On A Cheerful Note Cyril Watters DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (as 'Paul Franklin' on disc label) 2:26
06 Wind-Bells Mahlon Merrick MAHLON MERRICK AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:04
07 A Cup Of Coffee, A Sandwich And You Joseph Meyer, Billy Rose, Al Dubin JOHN CLEGG AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:10
08 Main Line Bruce Campbell BRUCE CAMPBELL AND HIS ORCHESTRA ('Coronet Orchestra' on disc label) 2:51
09 Fashion Show Angela Morley, as 'Walter Stott' TELECAST ORCHESTRA Conducted by ANGELA MORLEY 2:39
10 Pan American Panorama Philip Green QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by SIDNEY TORCH 2:38
11 Las Vegas Lady Clive Richardson NEW CENTURY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ERICH BÖRSCHEL 2:49
12 Hilltop Holiday Anthony Mawer COSMOPOLITAN ORCHESTRA Conducted by PHILLIPO ANDEZ 2:28
13 Bermuda Holiday Kermit Leslie & Walter Leslie real surnames Levinsky KERMIT LESLIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:08
14 Las Vegas Laurie Johnson GROUP-FORTY ORCHESTRA Conducted by LAURIE JOHNSON 2:24
15 Gay Time Alan Perry, real name Ernest Tomlinson NEW CENTURY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ERICH BÖRSCHEL 2:03
16 Blues On The Rocks - Concerto Bernie Wayne, real name Bernard Weitzner BERNIE WAYNE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 6:48
17 4:20 AM David Rose DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:48
18 Lazy Day Robert Farnon LESLIE JONES and his ORCHESTRA OF LONDON 2:52
19 I'll Be Seeing You Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain, arr. Glenn Osser GLENN OSSER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:48
20 Now I Know (from the film 'Up In Arms') Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler, arr. Reg Owen REG OWEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:50
21 This Might Be Love Jerry Bock ACQUAVIVA AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:19
22 Stella By Starlight Victor Young, Ned Washington, arr. Richard Jones PITTSBURGH STRINGS Conducted by RICHARD JONES 3:06
23 More Than You Know (from the musical 'Great Day') Vincent Youmans, arr. Robert Farnon ROBERT FARNON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:10
24 There's A Lull In My Life (from the film 'Wake Up And Live') Gordon, Revel, arr. Frank Cordell FRANK CORDELL AND HIS ORCHESTRA featuring RONNIE CHAMBERLAIN, soprano saxophone 3:14
25 Waitin' For The Dawn Ron Goodwin CYRIL STAPLETON AND HIS ORCHESTRA (as 'Malcolm Peters') 3:29
26 That's All Bob Haymes, arr. Henry Mancini HENRY MANCINI AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:06
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