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The Golden Age of Light Music: Continental Flavour - Vol. 2

The Golden Age of Light Music: Continental Flavour - Vol. 2

Item No. GLCD 5190

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Release Date: 10.01.2012

There is a slight shift in emphasis in this second volume of music associated with the Continent of Europe, compared with the first selection issued in 2007 on GLCD5132. Previously the intention was to create the impression of melodies reminiscent of various countries, often as perceived by musicians far distant from those foreign shores. This time all the tracks are played by orchestras resident in Europe, and there are examples of them performing some standard works from the light music repertoire, as well as pieces more closely associated with their homelands. Two of the biggest names in Light Music during the post-war years in France and Germany have the honour of launching this collection. Roger Roger opens with City Movement, which British TV viewers with long memories may recall being used as the signature tune for the BBC soap opera “Compact”. From Paris the spotlight shifts to Berlin where Werner Müller became the original conductor of the RIAS Dance Band. With added strings his orchestra gained an international reputation, thanks to charming instrumentals like Simonetta. Guild also welcomes Egon Kjerrman and Ake Jelving from Sweden, both proving that top quality light orchestral music was being regularly performed throughout Europe over 50 years ago.


Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 City Movement Roger Roger ROGER ROGER AND HIS CHAMPS ELYSEES ORCHESTRA 2:36
02 Simonetta Belle Fenstock, Irving Caesar WERNER MÜLLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:27
03 So Wird's Nie Wieder Sein (How It's Never Going To Be) Gerhard Winkler, Bruno Balz HANS GEORG ARLT AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:51
04 La Polka Des Menottes (Polka Of The Handcuffed Men) Gérard Calvi, real name Grégoire Elie Krettly GÉRARD CALVI AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:28
05 Das Karussell, Das Dreht Sich Immer Rundherum (The Carousel Goes Round And Round) Michael Jary, Hans Fritz Beckmann HANS GEORG ARLT AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:17
06 Champagne Franck Pourcel FRANCK POURCEL AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:08
07 Paris Palace Hotel Paul Jules Durand HELMUT ZACHARIAS AND HIS MAGIC VIOLINS 2:45
08 Tu T'Fous De Moi (Are You Kidding Me?) André Varel, pseudonym of André Tubiana and Charles Bailly EMILE NOBLOT AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:38
09 Toy Trumpet Raymond Scott EGON KJERRMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:33
10 Parade Of The Elves (Heinzelmännchens Wachtparade, a.k.a.Tomtarnas Vaktparad) Kurt Noack EGON KJERRMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:56
11 Teddy Bears' Picnic John W. Bratton TEDDY PETERSEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:59
12 Les Demons De La Nuit (The Devils Of The Night) Gérard Calvi, real name Grégoire Elie Krettly GÉRARD CALVI AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:16
13 Till Margareta (To Margareta) Kurt Larsson AKE JELVING AND HIS ORCHESTRA, solo violin SIXTEN STROMVALL 4:05
14 The Phantom Brigade William H. Myddleton EGON KJERRMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:30
15 The Whistler And His Dog Arthur Pryor TEDDY PETERSEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:34
16 Hem Fran Slattern (Home From The Plains) Kurt Larsson AKE JELVING AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:27
17 Happy Time Tom Wyler, real name Toni Leutwiler TONI LEUTWILER AND HIS ORCHESTRA (as 'The Harmonic Strings') 2:06
18 Cupido Dansar (Cupid Dances) Einar Hylin AKE JELVING AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:24
19 The Extravagant Polka Pierre Leemans EMILE DELTOUR AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:07
20 Dance Of The Millions Dolf van der Linden DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS METROPOLE ORCHESTRA 2:33
21 Ferry Boat Serenade (La Piccinina) Eldo di Lazzaro CEDRIC DUMONT AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:31
22 Military Tango André Popp ANDRÉ POPP AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:51
23 Amphitryon Waltz Walter Borchert, Franz Doelle, Charlie Amberg ORCHESTRA MASCOTTE 2:43
24 Tango Bolero Juan Liossas BARNABAS VON GECZY AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:11
25 The Little Goblin (Der Kleine Kobold) Willi Samariter FREDERICK HIPPMANN AND HIS KÜNSTLER ORCHESTRA 2:31
26 Tales From The Orient - Waltz (Märchen Aus Dem Orient) Johann Strauss II MAREK WEBER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 4:08
27 Gib Obacht! (Watch Out!) Ernst Fischer OTTO DOBRINDT AND HIS PIANO SYMPHONISTS 2:45
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