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The Golden Age of Light Music: Three Great American Light Orchestras

The Golden Age of Light Music: Three Great American Light Orchestras

Item No. GLCD 5199

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Release Date: 15.11.2012

Looking back it now seems clear that the 1950s witnessed some superb light orchestral albums from orchestras in Europe and North America. The arrival of the long playing record towards the end of the 1940s created a demand for themed collections of the kind of music that was enjoyed by millions, and the three American conductors highlighted on this CD achieved worldwide fame. Two were actually born outside the USA: Percy Faith hailed from Toronto in Canada, and David Rose grew up in London before his family moved across the Atlantic. The third, Paul Weston, was a true American, although his family had Germanic roots. But it was the emergence of the USA as a powerhouse of entertainment that fostered so many talented musicians. Radio, television, films and - of course - recordings offered the escape people needed from everyday life, whether from the great depression of the 1930s, or the world war which spread so much misery during the following decade. This collection showcases the true genius that each of these famous conductors possessed, in the process enriching the lives of millions.


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Somewhere ('West Side Story') Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, arr. Percy Faith PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:58
02 Petite (Mon Petite Monde a Moi) David E. Coleman, Rudi Revil, arr. Percy Faith PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:04
03 The Last Dance Percy Faith PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:55
04 My Shawl Stanley Adams, Xavier Cugat, arr. Percy Faith PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 4:17
05 La Mer (Beyond The Sea) Charles Trenet, arr. Percy Faith THE PERCY FAITH STRINGS 4:41
06 Mon Oncle (Theme from the film) Franck Barcellini, arr. Percy Faith PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:38
07 Italian Street Song (from 'Naughty Marietta') Victor Herbert, arr. Percy Faith PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:12
08 Go-Go-Po-Go Percy Faith PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:15
09 California Melodies David Rose DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:58
10 I’ve Got The World On A String (from 'Cotton Club Parade') Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler, arr. David Rose DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:01
11 The Happy Bow David Rose DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:26
12 Lonesome On Main Street David Rose DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:12
13 The Mask Waltz David Rose DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA featuring RAY TURNER, piano 3:02
14 Flavia David Rose DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:55
15 Ponderosa (from the TV series 'Bonanza') David Rose DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:22
16 It’s A Most Unusual Day (From the film 'A Date With Judy') Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson, arr. David Rose DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:22
17 Whispers In The Dark Leo Robin, Frederick Hollander, arr. Paul Weston PAUL WESTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:59
18 My Darling, My Darling (from 'Where’s Charley?') Frank Loesser, arr. Paul Weston PAUL WESTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:38
19 Day By Day Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, arr. Paul Weston PAUL WESTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:26
20 Soon Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin, arr. Paul Weston PAUL WESTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:21
21 There Will Never Be Another You (from the film 'Iceland') Harry Warren, Mack Gordon, arr. Paul Weston PAUL WESTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA featuring PAUL WESTON, piano 2:47
22 When April Comes Again Paul Weston, Doris Schaefer PAUL WESTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:51
23 Folks Who Live On The Hill (from 'High, Wide and Handsome') Jerome Kern, arr. Paul Weston PAUL WESTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:01
24 Who (from the show 'Sunny') Jerome Kern, arr. Paul Weston PAUL WESTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1:28
25 Paul Weston discussing his Jerome Kern recordings in 1958 for a special promotional feature by Columbia Records 6:37
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