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Golden Age Of Light Music: Salon, Light And Novelty Orchestras

Salon Light & Novelty Orchestra / Various
Release Date: 08/13/2013 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 5204   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Montague EwingVincent ScottoJohn W. BrattonTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Rudy StaritaAlbert Sandler
Conductor:  Ray NobleAlfredo CampoliJay WilburRichard Crean,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  J.H. Squire Celeste OctetInternational Novelty Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Before the large light orchestras became firmly established from the 1940s onwards, many people enjoyed light music performed by smaller groups of musicians. The advent of radio in the 1920s brought many of them national – and sometimes international – fame, and there was a strong demand for gramophone records by the most popular ensembles. At times the boundaries between light music and dance bands became somewhat blurred, especially when leaders such as Jack Hylton included novelty instrumentals in their concert programmes. Even Ray Noble, who will always be remembered for his superior recordings of dance band music with top vocalists such as Al Bowlly, occasionally strayed into light music territory. But the big names among the smaller Read more ensembles included Alfredo Campoli, the famous Orchestra Mascotte, J.H. Squire, Reginald King and Albert Sandler. The high standards demanded by all these orchestra leaders are evident on every track. - Guild Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fairy on the Clock by Montague Ewing
Conductor:  Ray Noble
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2.
La petite tonkinoise (a.k.a. My Chin Chin Lou) by Vincent Scotto
Conductor:  Alfredo Campoli
Written: 1906 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
3.
Parade of the Pirates, for pops orchestra by John W. Bratton
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
4.
Neapolitan Serenade by Traditional
Conductor:  Alfredo Campoli
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
5.
Magic Notes, for xylophone & pops orchestra by Fritz Steininger
Performer:  Rudy Starita (Xylophone)
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
6.
Tango habañera, for salon orchestra by Jose Payan
Conductor:  Alfredo Campoli
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
7.
Souvenir de Vienne, intermezzo for violin & piano by Heinz Provost
Conductor:  Jay Wilbur
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
8.
Geheimnisse der Etsch (Secrets of the Adige), waltz for orchestra by Felice Carena
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
9.
Grasshoppers' Holiday, for pops orchestra by Herman Bick
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
10.
Finesse by Raymond Doll
Conductor:  Ray Noble
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
11.
Geburtstagständchen by Paul Lincke
Conductor:  Richard Crean
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
12.
Rose mousse, for pops orchestra by Fabrice Gabriel Lemon
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
13.
If You But Knew, song by Reginald King
Conductor:  Reginald King
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
14.
Hiawatha Rag by Neil Moret
Conductor:  Alfredo Campoli
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
15.
Der Rose Hochzeitszug, Op. 216 by Leon Jessel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  J.H. Squire Celeste Octet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
16.
Fairy Whispers, for pops orchestra by Max Rhode
Conductor:  Victor Ricardo
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
17.
The Cuckoo in the Clock, for pops orchestra by Walter Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Novelty Quartet
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
18.
The Excuse Me Waltz, song for voice & piano by Nicholas Brodszky
Conductor:  Reg Pursglove
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
19.
Folksong and Fiddle Dance Suite: Fiddle Dance by Percy Fletcher
Performer:  Albert Sandler (Violin)
Conductor:  Albert Sandler
Period: Modern 
Written: 1914 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
20.
Poupée valsante (The Dancing Doll), for piano by Eduard Poldini
Conductor:  Alfredo Campoli
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
21.
The Butterfly, morceau caractéristique for pops orchestra by Theodore Bendix
Conductor:  Alfredo Campoli
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
22.
Puppenspiele (Dolls' Games), intermezzo for orchestra (or piano), Op. 23 by Rudolf Lederer
Conductor:  Victor Ricardo
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
23.
Sphinx by Léo Pouget
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
24.
Dark Red Roses, song by Philip Braham
Conductor:  Reginald King
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
25.
King Chanticleer by A. Seymour Brown
Conductor:  Reginald King
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 

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