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The Golden Age Of Light Music: Light Music While You Work, Vol. 3

Myers / Robrecht / Morey / Greer / Anderson / Hunt
Release Date: 11/08/2011 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 5186   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Montague EwingCarl RobrechtFrank ChurchillJesse Greer,   ... 
Conductor:  Harold CollinsHarry FryerReg PursgloveReginald Burston,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When a Guild Golden Age of Light Music CD provokes a strong reaction from buyers asking for more, it is inevitable that another similar collection will eventually appear. In the case of ''Light Music While You Work'' this is the third compilation from the Decca series of 78s issued in the 1940s, providing a companion volume to GLCD5128 and 5137. These recordings were issued in response to a need for enjoyable, yet undemanding, music to be played over loudspeakers to factory workers, especially those directly involved in the war effort such as the manufacture of munitions. On 23 June 1940 the BBC broadcast the first ''Music While You Work'', and such was its popularity that it continued for decades long after hostilities had ceased. Decca Read more used conductors like Reginald Burston, Harold Collins, Richard Crean, Harry Davidson, Wynford Reynolds, Harry Fryer and Ronnie Munro for these now very rare recordings which could be used when the BBC was not broadcasting light music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fairy on the Clock by Montague Ewing
Conductor:  Harold Collins
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2.
Samum, symphonic foxtrot for pops orchestra by Carl Robrecht
Conductor:  Harry Fryer
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: With a Smile and a Song by Frank Churchill
Conductor:  Reg Pursglove
Written: 1937 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
4.
Flapperette, for orchestra by Jesse Greer
Conductor:  Harold Collins
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5.
Step Lightly by Peter Anderson
Conductor:  Reginald Burston
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6.
Twinkle-Toes, for pops orchestra by Wynford Reynolds
Conductor:  Wynford Reynolds
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
7.
Casino Tanz, for pops orchestra by Ferenc Gungl
Conductor:  Ronnie Munro
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
8.
Rag Doll, novelty foxtrot by Nacio Herb Brown
Conductor:  Harold Collins
Period: Modern 
Written: 1928 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
9.
Flash of Steel by Sidney Colin
Conductor:  Reginald Burston
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
10.
Der Rose Hochzeitszug, Op. 216 by Leon Jessel
Conductor:  Harold Collins
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11.
The Juggler, for pops orchestra by G. Groitzsch
Conductor:  Harold Collins
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
12.
The Devil Ma Cares, for pops orchestra by P. Beechfield-Carver
Conductor:  Harry Fryer
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
13.
Fairies in the Moon by Montague Ewing
Conductor:  Wynford Reynolds
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
14.
Valse bleue, for violin & piano by Alfred Margis
Conductor:  Reginald Burston
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
15.
Up Guards and At 'Em, for pops orchestra by Gordon MacKenzie
Conductor:  Harry Fryer
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
16.
Doll Dance, for orchestra by Nacio Herb Brown
Conductor:  Harold Collins
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
17.
Wo die Zitronen blühn, Op. 364 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Reginald Burston
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
18.
Three Jolly Brothers, for pops orchestra by Robert Vollstedt
Conductor:  Harold Collins
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
19.
Marche tartare, for pops orchestra by Gustave Louis Ganne
Conductor:  Harry Davidson
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
20.
Rhythm of the Clock by Peter Kane
Conductor:  Wynford Reynolds
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
21.
The Way to the Heart, intermezzo for pops orchestra by Paul Lincke
Conductor:  Harry Davidson
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
22.
Wren's Serenade, for pops orchestra by Joseph Engleman
Conductor:  Harold Collins
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
23.
Marche russe, for pops orchestra by Gustave Louis Ganne
Conductor:  Harry Davidson
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1897 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
24.
Mon rêve, Op. 151 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Ronnie Munro
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1877; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
25.
Carmen: Grand March by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Richard Crean
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
26.
Gold und Silber, Op. 79 by Franz Lehár
Conductor:  Harold Collins
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 

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