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Golden Age Light Music - Four Decades Of Light Music Vol 2 - 1940s & 1950s


Release Date: 11/06/2007 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 5135   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ferde GroféDavid RoseEric CoatesCharles Williams,   ... 
Conductor:  Meredith WillsonPhilip GreenRudi P. O'Donnell (W/Comd.)Charles Williams,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Meredith Willson OrchestraPhilip Green OrchestraRAF Central Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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. 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. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
March for Americans by Ferde Grofé
Conductor:  Meredith Willson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Meredith Willson Orchestra
Written: c1940 
2.
Stringopation by David Rose
Conductor:  Philip Green
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Green Orchestra
Written: 1940s 
3.
Over to You by Eric Coates
Conductor:  Rudi P. O'Donnell (W/Comd.)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RAF Central Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
4.
The Old Clockmaker by Charles Williams
Conductor:  Charles Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Queen's Hall Light Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
5.
Fascination by F. D. Marchetti
Conductor:  Albert Sandler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Albert Sandler Palm Court Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902 
Notes: arr orchestra 
6.
World Of Tomorrow by Jack Beaver
Conductor:  Sidney Torch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Century Orchestra
Written: 1946 
7.
Turkish Patrol in F, Op. 83 by Theodor Michaelis
Conductor:  Lew Stone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lew Stone Concert Orchestra
Written: pub. 1879 
8.
Revenge with Music: If There is Someone Lovelier than You by Arthur Schwartz
Period: 20th Century 
9.
Song of Loyalty "The prayer within our hearts" by Eric Coates
Conductor:  Rudi P. O'Donnell (W/Comd.)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RAF Central Orchestra
10.
Down With The Curtain by Charles Murray Winstanley Shadwell
Conductor:  Charles Shadwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charles Shadwell Orchestra
Written: 1940s 
11.
South Pacific: Bali Ha'i by Richard Rodgers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
12.
Traffic Boom by Roger Roger
Conductor:  Roger Roger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roger Roger Champs-Élysées Orchestra
Written: 1956 
13.
Sadko: no 5, Song of the Venetian Guest by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; Russia 
14.
Surprise by Richard Warren Shores
Conductor:  Richard Warren Shores
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Shores Orchestra
Written: c1955 
15.
Spellbound: Dream Sequence by Miklós Rózsa
16.
Forty-Second Street: Forty-Second Street by Harry Warren
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
17.
Purple Wine by Alan Green
Conductor:  Alfredo Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alfredo Antonini Orchestra
Written: 1950s 
18.
Look Sharp Be Sharp by Mahlon Merrick
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Written: 1950s 
19.
(The) Velvet Glove by Harold Spina
Conductor:  Geraldo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geraldo New Concert Orchestra
Written: c1953 
20.
Top Hat: Piccolino by Irving Berlin
Written: 1935 
21.
Louisiana Hayride by Arthur Schwartz
Conductor:  Robert Farnon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Farnon Orchestra
Written: 1950s 
Notes: arr Farnon 
22.
(A) Garden in the Rain by Carroll Gibbons
Conductor:  Ray Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Martin Concert Orchestra
Written: 1929 
Notes: arr orchestra 
23.
What's The Rush by Lou Snider
Conductor:  Charles Dorian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charles Dorian Orchestra
Written: 1950s 
24.
Forgotten Dreams by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leroy Anderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leroy Anderson Pops Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
25.
Bitter Sweet: Tokay by Noel Coward
Written: 1929 
26.
Front Page Story: Main Theme by Michael Carr
27.
Sport And Music by Lothar Brühne
Conductor:  Louis Voss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Louis Voss Orchestra
Written: 1950s 

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