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Golden Age Of Light Music: Strings Afire

Robinson / Gershwin / Felicidade / Fennell
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 5191   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Herman ClebanoffGeorge GershwinHerman HupfeldRon Goodwin,   ... 
Performer:  Roger Williams
Conductor:  Herman ClebanoffFrederick FennellRoger WilliamsCyril Stapleton,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This collection takes its title from an attractive composition composed and played by the American maestro Herman Clebanoff, who was usually known only by his surname. He heads a roster of fine orchestras from the USA, including Frederick Fennell, Pete King, David Rose, Richard Hayman, Les Baxter, Xavier Cugat, Percy Faith and Paul Weston. But British orchestras are also well represented with great performances from two 'Cyrils' - Stapleton and Ornadel, plus Ray Martin, Robert Farnon, Norrie Paramor, Tony Osborne and Charles Williams. Not to be outdone, from mainland Europe we welcome Helmut Zacharias, Dolf van der Linden and Hans Georg Arlt - each and every one of them proving that the strings are certainly 'afire' in many of these tuneful Read more melodies. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Strings Afire, for pops orchestra by Herman Clebanoff
Conductor:  Herman Clebanoff
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2. Funny Face: 'S Wonderful by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
3. As Time Goes By by Herman Hupfeld
Performer:  Roger Williams (Piano)
Conductor:  Roger Williams
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4. Skin Diver's Ballet, for pops orchestra by Ron Goodwin
Conductor:  Cyril Stapleton
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
5. Champs-Elysées, for pops orchestra by Laurie Johnson
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
6. Veradero by Bernie Wayne
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
7. Valse Mignonette by Trevor Duncan
Conductor:  Dolf van der Linden
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
8. Herbstgold, for chamber ensemble by Giovanni Brusso
Conductor:  Hans-Georg Arlt
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
9. Piccadilly, for pops orchestra by David Rose
Conductor:  David Rose
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
10. Corrida, for ensemble by Domenico Savino
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
11. China Doll by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
12. Assembly Line, for pops orchestra by Ray Martin
Conductor:  Ray Martin
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
13. Goblin's Gavotte, for pops orchestra by Tony Tamburello
Conductor:  Robert Farnon
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
14. Evening on Tokyo's Sumida, for pops orchestra by Dorothy Guyver Britton
Conductor:  Norrie Paramor
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
15. Maracaibo by Les Baxter
Conductor:  Les Baxter
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
16. Mon homme by Maurice Yvain
Conductor:  Xavier Cugat
Period: Modern 
Written: circa 1920 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
17. Swedish Rhapsody no 1, Op. 19 "Midsummer Vigil" by Hugo Alfvén
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
18. The Secret of Happiness, song by Hoyt Curtin
Conductor:  Tony Osborne
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
19. Carefree Character, for pops orchestra by Ernest Tomlinson
Conductor:  Roberto Capelli
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
20. All Through the Day, song (from film "Centennial Summer") by Jerome Kern
Conductor:  Paul Weston
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
21. Caress, song by John Nagy
Conductor:  Bruce Campbell
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
22. Sidewalk, for pops orchestra by Charles Williams
Conductor:  Charles Williams
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
23. A Very Nice Man, song (from Carnival) by Bob Merrill
Conductor:  Cyril Ornadel
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
24. I Can Dream, Can't I?, song (from Right This Way) by Sammy Fain
Conductor:  Pete King
Period: Modern 
Written: 1938 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
25. Black Orpheus: A Felicidade by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Conductor:  Helmut Zacharias
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 

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