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The Golden Age of Light Music: Going Places

The Golden Age of Light Music: Going Places

Item No. GLCD 5151

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Medium: CD 
Release Date: 15.11.2008

The title of this collection is self-explanatory, but it is far more than just a selection of pieces associated with different parts of the world. Once again Guild has discovered a rare recording, never before made available commercially, which will appeal to everyone interested in television nostalgia. It is a response to the inclusion of Scherzetto for Children in the "Childhood Memories – Volume 2" CD (GLCD 5144). This was the piece commissioned by the BBC in the early 1950s as a prelude to children's TV programmes each day. A similar work depicting the music of the four countries of the British Isles – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – was heard every evening. Max Saunders was the composer of Fantasy on National Airs and, as with the Scherzetto, the piece (believed to have been recorded in 1951) was performed by the BBC Television Orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson. These two works have not previously been available on any commercial recordings, so a unique part of British television history has now been preserved for posterity. Another 'first' on this CD is an arrangement by Ronald Hanmer (from his own private collection) of the French folksong Sur le Pont d'Avignon.


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Fantasy On National Airs - Early One Morning, The Ash Grove,The Campbells Are Coming, Londonderry Air Max Saunders BBC TELEVISION ORCHESTRA Conducted by ERIC ROBINSON 3:55
02 Going Places Jackie Brown QUEEN’S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by SIDNEY TORCH 2:54
03 Enchanted Isle Kermit Leslie & Walter Leslie real surnames Levinsky KERMIT LESLIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:48
04 Mexican Interlude David Bee DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (as ‘VAN LYNN’ on LP label) 2:41
05 Park Avenue Waltz William Hill-Bowen THE MELACHRINO STRINGS Conducted by GEORGE MELACHRINO 2:48
06 Cabaret Time In Paris (Selection) NORRIE PARAMOR AND HIS ORCHESTRA 5:42
07 Moon Of Manakoora Alfred Newman, Frank Loesser DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:55
08 El Rancho Grande (My Ranch) Ramos MORTON GOULD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:05
09 Streets Of New York Victor Herbert WERNER MULLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:33
10 Call Of The Casbah (theme from ITV serial “Destination Downing Street”) Joyce Cochrane, arr. Laurie Johnson LAURIE JOHNSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:33
11 Monte Carlo Whiting, Harding MONTY KELLY AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:49
12 Mediterranean Serenade Alain Romans, Jacques Larue LEROY HOLMES AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:39
13 Viennese Lantern Waltz (also known as Lights Of Vienna) Juan R. Delgado RED NICHOLS AND THE AUGMENTED PENNIES 2:12
14 Southwest Territory Frank De Vol FRANK DE VOL AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:05
15 Scherzo: Avignon (based on ‘Sur Le Pont d’Avignon’) trad, arr. Ronald Hanmer BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by H.G. BURGESS 3:17
16 Adios Mexico Fred Hartley FRED HARTLEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:45
17 Taj Mahal Robert Farnon QUEEN’S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 3:00
18 Fiesta Argentina Oliphant Chuckerbutty THE LOUIS VOSS GRAND ORCHESTRA 2:56
19 Mediterranean Cruise Billy Mayerl STUTTGART RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by KURT REHFELD 2:26
20 Cryin’ For The Carolines Harry Warren, Sam Lewis, Joe Young GUY LUYPAERTS AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:44
21 The Poor People of Paris (La Goualante Du Pauvre Jean) Marguerite Monnot RICHARD HAYMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1:59
22 Irish Fantasy - Songs To Remember No. 4 arr. Peter Yorke PETER YORKE AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 6:54
23 Persian Nocturne Robert Stolz ROBERT FARNON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:13
24 London By Night Carroll Coates RAY MARTIN AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 3:35
25 Aarhus Tappenstreg (Aarhus Tattoo) C.C. Moller AARHUS CIVIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by THOMAS JENSEN 2:19
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