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Golden Age Of Light Music - Light Music For All Seasons


Release Date: 04/08/2008 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 5138  
Composer:  Leroy AndersonClaude ThornhillEric CoatesVernon Duke,   ... 
Performer:  Ethel Smith
Conductor:  Leroy HolmesEric CoatesMichel LegrandWalter Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leroy Holmes OrchestraMichel Legrand OrchestraLondon Promenade Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Each of the four seasons possess its own individual charm, whether the freshness of Spring, the sultry heat of Summer, Autumn’s mellow fruitfulness or the sometimes bleak - yet refreshing- stark beauty of the Winter landscape. Composers have been able to capture all these elements in their creations – often in popular songs (such as our opening number April in Paris) and also in reflective, thoughtful works (Victor Young’s In a November Garden and Winter by Horace Shepherd are prime examples).

01 April In Paris Vernon Duke, arr. Michel Legrand MICHEL LEGRAND AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:39

02 I’ll Remember April Don Raye, Gene de Paul, Pat Johnston GORDON JENKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:15

03 Tulips In
Read more Springtime Rebekah Harkness, Tom Glazer ALFONSO D’ARTEGA AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:13

04 Springtime Walter Collins LONDON PROMENADE ORCHESTRA Conducted by WALTER COLLINS 2:31

05 Spring It Was John Bradford, Tony Romano SIDNEY TORCH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:29

06 Spring Flowers Charles Williams QUEEN’S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by CHARLES WILLIAMS 1:35

07 One Morning In May Victor Schertzinger, arr. Robert Farnon ROBERT FARNON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:19

08 June Bride Charles Kenbury, real name Dennis Berry DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS METROPOLE ORCHESTRA 3:05

09 Heat Wave Irving Berlin KINGSWAY PROMENADE ORCHESTRA Conducted by STANLEY BLACK 2:08

10 Summer Afternoon – Idyll Eric Coates ERIC COATES and SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 3:28

11 Midsummer Gladness Cecil Milner SYMPHONIA ORCHESTRA Conducted by LUDO PHILIPP 3:00

12 Summertime In Venice (from the film “Summer Madness”) Icini RON GOODWIN AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:51

13 Indian Summer Victor Herbert, arr. George Melachrino THE MELACHRINO STRINGS Conducted by GEORGE MELACHRINO 2:28

14 Blue September Peter de Rose, arr. Laurie Johnson THE AMBROSE ORCHESTRA Conducted by LAURIE JOHNSON 3:07

15 Autumn Leaves Joseph Kosma RICHARD HAYMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:01

16 Autumn Serenade Peter de Rose ROBERTO INGLEZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:48

17 Lonely September Charles Hathaway DAVID CARROLL AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:58

18 September Song Kurt Weill, arr. Richard Jones THE PITTSBURGH STRINGS Conducted by RICHARD JONES 3:12

19 In A November Garden Victor Young VICTOR YOUNG AND HIS ORCHESTRA 4:38

20 Snow Shadow Len Stevens DANISH STATE RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 3:01

21 Snowfall Claude Thornhill LEROY HOLMES AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:49

22 Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson ETHEL SMITH – Organ with orchestral accompaniment 3:13

23 Winter Horace Shepherd NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by R. de PORTEN 4:08

24 A Christmas Fantasy THE MELACHRINO ORCHESTRA Conducted by GEORGE MELACHRINO 6:39
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Works on This Recording

1. Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Ethel Smith (Organ)
2. Snowfall by Claude Thornhill
Conductor:  Leroy Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leroy Holmes Orchestra
Period: Modern 
3. Summer Afternoons by Eric Coates
Conductor:  Eric Coates
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; England 
4. April in Paris by Vernon Duke
Conductor:  Michel Legrand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michel Legrand Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
5. Springtime by Walter Collins
Conductor:  Walter Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Promenade Orchestra

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