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The Golden Age of Light Music: Four Decades of Light Music – Volume II 1940s & 50s

The Golden Age of Light Music: Four Decades of Light Music – Volume II 1940s & 50s

Item No. GLCD 5135

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Release Date: 01.06.2007

The optimism of the 1930s was shattered at the end of the decade with the outbreak of the Second World War, but if anything music became even more important to alleviate the gloom of everyday life. This volume focuses on the 1940s and 1950s, with the latter decade revealing a renaissance of light music, thanks to the demands of the new long playing records and the ability of fresh composers and arrangers to exploit exciting new ideas offered by the marvel of high-fidelity sound. Stereo would later add a further dimension, but the inventive creations as the mono-only era came to an end are often quite stunning.


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 March For Americans Ferdé Grofé MEREDITH WILLSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:46
02 Stringopation David Rose PHILIP GREEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1:48
03 Over To You Eric Coates ROYAL AIR FORCE CENTRAL ORCHESTRA Conducted by W/Comd. R.P. O’DONNELL 3:11
04 The Old Clockmaker Charles Williams QUEEN’S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by CHARLES WILLIAMS 2:59
05 Fascination F.D. Marchetti ALBERT SANDLER AND HIS PALM COURT ORCHESTRA 3:33
06 World Of Tomorrow Jack Beaver NEW CENTURY ORCHESTRA Conducted by SIDNEY TORCH 3:15
07 Turkish Patrol Michaelis LEW STONE AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:54
08 If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You (from “Revenge With Music” ) Arthur Schwartz PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:12
09 Song Of Loyalty Eric Coates ROYAL AIR FORCE CENTRAL ORCHESTRA Conducted by W/Comd. R.P. O’DONNELL 3:30
10 Down With The Curtain Charles Shadwell CHARLES SHADWELL AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:08
11 Bali Ha’i (from “South Pacific” ) Rodgers, Hammerstein arr. Carl Stevens DAVID CARROLL AND HIS ORCHESTRA (Harp solo by PETER EAGLE) 2:47
12 Traffic Boom Roger Roger ROGER ROGER AND HIS CHAMPS ELYSEES ORCHESTRA 2:38
13 Song Of India Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Laurie Johnson LAURIE JOHNSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:14
14 Surprise Richard Shores RICHARD SHORES AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:18
15 Spellbound – theme from the film Miklos Rozsa, arr. Wally Stott WALLY STOTT AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:22
16 Forty Second Street Harry Warren WERNER MÜLLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:47
17 Purple Wine Alan Green ALFREDO ANTONINI AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:00
18 Look Sharp Be Sharp Marlon Merrick BOSTON ‘POPS’ ORCHESTRA Conducted by ARTHUR FIEDLER 3:05
19 The Velvet Glove Harold Spina GERALDO AND HIS NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:43
20 The Piccolino Irving Berlin KINGSWAY PROMENADE ORCHESTRA Conducted by STANLEY BLACK 2:00
21 Louisiana Hay Ride Arthur Schwartz, arr. Robert Farnon ROBERT FARNON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:43
22 A Garden In The Rain James Dyrenforth, Carroll Gibbons RAY MARTIN AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:20
23 What’s The Rush Lou Snider CHARLES DORIAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:49
24 Forgotten Dreams Leroy Anderson LEROY ANDERSON AND HIS “POPS” CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:14
25 Tokay Noel Coward, arr. Roland Shaw FRANK CHACKSFIELD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:30
26 “Front Page Story” – Theme from the film Michael Carr THE MELACHRINO STRINGS Conducted by GEORGE MELACHRINO 2:31
27 Sport And Music Lothar Brühne LOUIS VOSS AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:47
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