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Happy & Glorious! - The Queen Mother's 100th Birthday Celebrations


Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 467100  
Composer:  Barrie HingleyVariousSir William WaltonCharles Hubert Parry,   ... 
Performer:  Vera LynnJamie Shaw
Conductor:  Hilary Davan WettonBarrie HingleyPhilip KingAndrew Millington,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Marines BandScots Guards BandHousehold Division Massed Bands,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The happy and glorious celebrations that have permeated these last two months will no doubt have pleased the Matriarch no end. This wonderfully produced album is the official souvenir of an event that has had many of us harking back to the good old nostalgic days with the songs and tunes that shaped a century of British and Imperial development. Thus the stirring sounds of the medley entitled 'Songs of the British Isles' is perennially nostalgic whilst the more overtly romantic and sweet and sour arrangements of 'What a Wonderful World and 'Memories' bring us closer to the real world. Decca have also included some delightful introductions in the way of short excerpts from BBC news bulletins that sound almost exactly the same every ten Read more years! Barry Hingley's skilful arrangements of various popular songs from the earlier half of this century are winningly done whilst the now legendary pipes and drums find their moving place in 'Amazing Grace' and the tear jerking 'Sound of the Pipes' composed especially for the QM's 90the birthday. However the real highlight of the album is the wonderful song, 'Happy and Glorious' which really signifies the respect and love of a nation towards such a charismatic figure. The album shows that for pomp and circumstance, there's no better than a thoroughly British occasion!

-- Gerald Fenech, MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
One Hundred Years "The Birthday Song" by Barrie Hingley
Conductor:  Hilary Davan Wetton,  Barrie Hingley,  Philip King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Marines Band,  Scots Guards Band,  Household Division Massed Bands  ... 
2.
Medley by Various
Conductor:  Hilary Davan Wetton,  Barrie Hingley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra,  City of London Choir
Notes: Includes "Soldiers of the Queen," "Pack Up Your Trouble" and "Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty." 
3.
Medley by Various
Conductor:  Hilary Davan Wetton,  Barrie Hingley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra,  City of London Choir
Notes: Includes "Spread A Little Happiness" and "The Charleston." 
4.
Coronation March "Crown Imperial": Excerpt(s) by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Philip King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Marines Band,  Household Division Massed Bands,  BBC Concert Orchestra  ... 
5.
Medley by Various
Conductor:  Hilary Davan Wetton,  Barrie Hingley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra,  City of London Choir
Notes: Includes "The Voice Of Sir Winston Churchill," "The Valiant Years" and "Run, Rabbit, Run." 
6.
Medley by Various
Conductor:  Hilary Davan Wetton,  Barrie Hingley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra,  City of London Choir
Notes: Includes "Don't Dilly Dally On The Way (My Old Man)," "Down At The Old Bull And Bush," "Any Old Iron," "Wotcher! (Knocked 'Em In The Old Kent Road)," "Hello! Hello! Who's Your Lady Friend?," "Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner" and "The Voice Of Sir Winston Churchill." 
7.
Jerusalem by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Andrew Millington,  Philip King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Marines Band,  Household Division Massed Bands,  BBC Concert Orchestra  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; England 
8.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major - Excerpt(s) by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Andrew Millington,  Philip King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Marines Band,  Household Division Massed Bands,  BBC Concert Orchestra  ... 
9.
Songs and Music from the British Isles by Various
Conductor:  Barrie Hingley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scots Guards Band,  BBC Concert Orchestra,  City of London Choir  ... 
Notes: Includes "Greensleeves," "Men Of Harlech," "Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)" and "The Road To The Isles." 
10.
Amazing Grace by Traditional
Conductor:  Barrie Hingley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scots Guards Band,  BBC Concert Orchestra,  Pipers of the Black Watch Regiment  ... 
11.
My Fair Lady: I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face by Frederick Loewe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
12.
What a wonderful world by George David Weiss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USA 
13.
Medley by Various
Conductor:  Philip King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Household Division Massed Bands
Notes: Includes "The Galloping Major" and "Post Horn Gallop." 
14.
Those were the days by Gene Raskin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968 
15.
Cats: Memory by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; England 
16.
The Sound of the Pipes by Barrie Hingley
Conductor:  Hilary Davan Wetton,  Barrie Hingley,  Philip King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scots Guards Band,  Household Division Massed Bands,  BBC Concert Orchestra  ... 
17.
The Army, the Navy and the Air Force by Herman Darewski
Conductor:  Philip King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Household Division Massed Bands,  BBC Concert Orchestra
18.
We'll Meet Again by Hughie Charles
Performer:  Vera Lynn (Voice)
Conductor:  Roland Shaw
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1953 
19.
Look to the Future by Gordon Lorenz
Performer:  Jamie Shaw (Voice)
Conductor:  Hilary Davan Wetton,  Barrie Hingley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Choir
20.
Happy and Glorious by Barrie Hingley
Conductor:  Hilary Davan Wetton,  Andrew Millington,  Barrie Hingley,  Philip King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Choir
21.
Praise my soul, the King of Heaven by John Goss
Conductor:  Hilary Davan Wetton,  Andrew Millington,  Barrie Hingley,  Philip King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
22.
Here's a Health unto Her Majesty by Barrie Hingley
Conductor:  Hilary Davan Wetton,  Andrew Millington,  Barrie Hingley,  Philip King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Choir

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