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The Golden Age of Light Music: Great British Composers - Vol. 1

The Golden Age of Light Music: Great British Composers - Vol. 1

Item No. GLCD 5195

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Medium: CD 
Release Date: 15.07.2012

The idea behind this compilation is not to offer a definitive selection of the very best British composers of Light Music. Such an enterprise could fill at least ten CDs, and then still leave many deserving composers unrepresented. The intention is simply to provide examples of the work of just some who are considered by their admirers to possess the special talents that are particularly suited to the challenge of having their works performed by a concert orchestra. Therefore you will find well-known composers such as Eric Coates, Haydn Wood, Albert Ketèlbey, Edward German and Frederic Curzon alongside others like Jack Beaver, John Ansell, Len Stevens, Vivian Ellis, Charles Williams, Clive Richardson and Trevor Duncan. The cinema (often a source of some excellent light music) is also represented by Arthur Bliss and Richard Addinsell - all helping to make this a varied and enjoyable tribute to some truly great British composers.


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 "London Suite" (London Everyday) - Covent Garden Eric Coates ERIC JOHNSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 4:59
02 "London Suite" (London Everyday) - Westminster Eric Coates ERIC JOHNSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 5:28
03 "London Suite" (London Everyday) - Knightsbridge Eric Coates ERIC JOHNSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 4:03
04 Prelude (from "Moods" Suite) Haydn Wood QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by CHARLES WILLIAMS 3:10
05 Dance Of An Ostracised Imp Frederic Curzon NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by FREDERIC CURZON 2:59
06 Ballet For Children (from the film "Things To Come") Arthur Bliss LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by SIR ARTHUR BLISS 3:31
07 "Blithe Spirit" (music from the film) - Prelude Richard Addinsell LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by MUIR MATHIESON 4:29
08 "Blithe Spirit" (music from the film) - Waltz Richard Addinsell LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by MUIR MATHIESON 4:32
09 Bank Holiday ('Appy 'Ampstead) Albert William Ketèlbey NEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON 2:31
10 "Nell Gwynn" - Country Dance Edward German QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by CHARLES WILLIAMS 2:45
11 "Nell Gwynn" - Pastoral Dance Edward German QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by CHARLES WILLIAMS 3:11
12 Cavalcade Of Youth Jack Beaver DANISH STATE RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON (‘The Queen's Hall Light Orchestra Conducted by David King' on disc label) 2:56
13 "The Shoe" Ballet - The Shoe John Ansell QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by CHARLES WILLIAMS 1:40
14 "The Shoe" Ballet - The Sandal John Ansell QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by CHARLES WILLIAMS 1:24
15 "The Shoe" Ballet - The Brogue John Ansell QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by CHARLES WILLIAMS 2:38
16 Caribbean Caprice Len Stevens SIDNEY TORCH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:02
17 The Unwanted (modern ballet impression): The Boy Trevor Duncan, real name Leonard Charles Trebilco NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by CEDRIC DUMONT 2:44
18 White Cliffs Clive Richardson CONTINENTAL THEATRE ORCHESTRA Conducted by HEINZ BUCHHOLD 3:15
19 "Holidays Abroad" - Reunion In Vienna Vivian Ellis NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by MONIA LITER (as ‘Paul Hamilton') 2:48
20 "Holidays Abroad" - Costa Brava Vivian Ellis NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by MONIA LITER (as ‘Paul Hamilton') 2:10
21 "Holidays Abroad" - Leaning Tower Of Pisa Vivian Ellis NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by MONIA LITER (as ‘Paul Hamilton') 3:13
22 "Holidays Abroad" - Paris Taxi Vivian Ellis NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by MONIA LITER (as ‘Paul Hamilton') 2:59
23 "Holidays Abroad" - Swiss Air Vivian Ellis NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by MONIA LITER (as ‘Paul Hamilton') 2:09
24 The White Knight Charles Williams QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by CHARLES WILLIAMS 3:03
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