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The Golden Age of Light Music: Invitation To The Dance

The Golden Age of Light Music: Invitation To The Dance

Item No. GLCD 5210

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Release Date: 15.09.2013

Eric Coates, the famous English composer of Light Music, once observed: “my marches aren’t intended for marching and my waltzes aren’t meant for waltzing”. This oft repeated quote is not an entirely accurate description of everything he composed, but it does indicate that marches and waltzes (especially the latter) have provided inspiration for many composers who simply decided that they should be listened to rather than danced. This applies to a good number of the titles on this CD, although there are also many where the intention is definitely in favour of active participation, rather than purely passive listening. It will also be noted that a few numbers are not strictly dances, but somewhere in their titles the word ‘dance’ or ‘dancing’ appears, clearly suggesting what the composer had in mind. Tripping the ‘light fantastic’ are some of the world’s finest light orchestras, such as Dolf van der Linden, Morton Gould, David Rose, Percy Faith, Werner Müller and - playing the title music - Mantovani.


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Dance Of The Goblins (La Ronde des Lutins) Antonio Bazzini DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:48
02 Ballet Égyptien - 1st Movement - Allegro Non Troppo Alexandre Clément Léon Joseph Luigini THE EMBASSY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by MICHAEL FREEDMAN 2:59
03 Dance Of The Tarantulas William Blezard NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by CEDRIC DUMONT 3:33
04 Moonspun Dreams John C. Egan, Allan Flynn, arr. Ivan Caryll HARRY DAVIDSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 4:06
05 Mexican Hat Dance F.A. Partichela, arr. Ronald Hanmer MICHAEL FREEDMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (‘Jacques Leroy' on disc label) 2:41
06 Pirouette Montague Phillips TELECAST ORCHESTRA Conducted by ELLIOTT MAYES 2:48
07 Apache Dance Jacques Offenbach HARRY FRYER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:53
08 Banner Of Youth - March Sidney Torch QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by SIDNEY TORCH 3:12
09 Piccolo Polka Meredith Willson MEREDITH WILLSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA Solo piccolo: PAUL RENZI 2:10
10 Cresta Blanca Waltz Morton Gould MORTON GOULD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:43
11 The Dancing Cane David Rose DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:16
12 Ascot Gavotte (from 'My Fair Lady') Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe - arr. Percy Faith PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:19
13 Calypso In D (Yellow Bird) Trad, arr. Helmut Zacharias HELMUT ZACHARIAS AND HIS MAGIC VIOLINS 3:09
14 Feliciana Frank Perkins FRANK PERKINS AND HIS ‘POPS' ORCHESTRA 2:29
15 Song Of Tonfano Anthony Mawer HILVERSUM RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by HUGO DE GROOT 2:38
16 Vive Le Sport - March Roger Roger ROGER ROGER AND HIS CHAMPS ELYSEES ORCHESTRA 3:02
17 Evening Bells Carste, Ralph Maria Siegel DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (‘Van Lynn' on disc label) 3:16
18 Fifth Avenue Waltz Robert Mersey QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by MALCOLM LOCKYER 3:02
19 Dance Ballerina Dance Carl Sigman, Sidney Keith Russell WERNER MÜLLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:21
20 Golden Slippers Trad. arr. Rickey Marino, Felix Slatkin FELIX SLATKIN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:35
21 Interval Waltz Vivian Ellis THE NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA 3:09
22 Rhumba For Romeos Trevor Duncan, real name Leonard Trebilco THE NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by MONIA LITER (‘Paul Hamilton' on disc label) 2:50
23 Pretty Polka Geoffrey Henman THE NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by MONIA LITER (‘Paul Hamilton' on disc label) 2:20
24 Venus Waltz Ron Goodwin HANS GEORG ARLT AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:47
25 Millionaire's Hoe-Down Wayne Robinson, Caesar Giovannini, Herman Clebanoff CLEBANOFF AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:12
26 Invitation To The Dance Carl Maria von Weber MANTOVANI AND HIS ORCHESTRA 4:02
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