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The Golden Age of Light Music: Marching & Waltzing

The Golden Age of Light Music: Marching & Waltzing

Item No. GLCD 5136

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

Medium: CD 
Release Date: 01.08.2007

"Marching and Waltzing" was the title of a BBC radio programme around forty years ago which followed a simple formula which proved popular with listeners. Quite simply it featured a selection of melodious music alternating between marches and waltzes, yet anyone thinking that this would result in a rather predictable sequence of similar-sounding pieces was soon proved wrong. Talented composers and imaginative arrangers can transform any tune into something special, no matter what kind of basic rhythm it may possess. Eric Coates once famously said that his marches weren't intended for marching, and his waltzes weren't intended for waltzing, and many other musicians clearly take the same view. But for those who still like to hear such works at the usual tempo there are examples among the many varied styles in this collection.


Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 King Cotton John Philip Sousa LONDON COLISEUM ORCHESTRA Conducted by REGINALD BURSTON 2:40
02 Melba Waltz (from the film “Melba”) Mischa Spoliansky, arr. Ron Goodwin RON GOODWIN AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:33
03 Blaze Away Abraham Holzmann, arr. Sidney Torch SIDNEY TORCH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:51
04 Absinthe Frappé Victor Herbert AL GOODMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:50
05 Royal Standard Archibald Joyce WEST END CELEBRITY ORCHESTRA Conducted by LOUIS VOSS 2:38
06 One Love David Rose DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:10
07 The Spirit Of Youth – March Gilbert LONDON PALLADIUM ORCHESTRA Conducted by JACK FRERE 2:51
08 Mayfair Cinderella Albert William Ketèlbey LONDON CONCERT ORCHESTRA 3:09
10 The Young Ballerina (BBC TV’s music for the famous Potters Wheel interlude) Charles Williams DANISH STATE RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 2:35
11 Proud And Free Ronald Hanmer SYMPHONIA ORCHESTRA Conducted by THEO ARDEN 1:40
12 Shadow Waltz (from film “Gold Diggers of 1933”) Harry Warren MORTON GOULD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:28
14 Someday I’ll Find You (from “Private Lives”) Noel Coward FRANK CHACKSFIELD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:53
15 Empire Builders March (from film “Rhodes Of Africa”) Hubert Bath LOUIS LEVY and his GAUMONT BRITISH SYMPHONY 2:44
16 Love’s Roundabout (from film “La Ronde”) Oscar Straus LOU PREAGER AND HIS CHARM OF THE WALTZ ORCHESTRA 3:17
17 Out Of Town March Robert Farnon DANISH STATE RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 2:18
18 Just The One I Adore Gypsy Seydell Beal, Eddie Medel DAVID CARROLL AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:03
19 Tom Marches On Clive Richardson LONDON PROMENADE ORCHESTRA Conducted by WALTER COLLINS 1:57
20 Mademoiselle de Paris Paul Jules Durand, arr. Percy Faith PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:18
21 On The Quarter Deck Kenneth J. Alford, real name Frederick Joseph Ricketts OLD TYME ORCHESTRA Conducted by JACK LEON 2:55
22 Ziehrer Waltz Medley Carl Michael Ziehrer MAREK WEBER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:15
23 Battle March C.C. Moller AAHRUS CIVIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by THOMAS JENSEN 2:43
24 Family Album – Waltz (from “Tonight at 8.30”) Noel Coward PHOENIX THEATRE ORCHESTRA Conducted by CLIFORD GREENWOOD 3:08
25 The Middy Kenneth J. Alford, real name Frederick Joseph Ricketts REGENT CONCERT ORCHESTRA (Conductor not known) 1:35
26 Melody Of Love Hans Engelmann BILLY VAUGHN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:01
27 Great Quest Trevor Duncan, real name Leonard Trebilco NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by DOLF VAN DER LINDEN 6:19
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