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Worland: Tres Señoritas, Shopping Spree, Etc / Sutherland, Rté Concert Orchestra


Release Date: 02/20/2001 
Label:  Marco Polo   Catalog #: 8225161   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

In reviewing Bill Worland's memoirs 'Fumble Four Bars In' (British Music Society News 80 page 246) I said I would love to hear some of his music. Now, courtesy of Marco Polo and the highly accomplished RTE Orchestra, brilliantly directed by the young Gavin Sutherland, I have my wish. Worland, born in 1921, was a pianist in dance bands and light orchestras either side of the Second War and turned his hand to composition at a time when British light music was going into something of a decline in public appreciation. He is not easily discouraged, however, and has continued composing, achieving broadcast and some live performances and now a CD to himself in Marco Polo's admirable series. And an attractive one it is, too, and quite varied. Read more Worland, like not a few light music composers, derives inspiration from Latin American and Spanish rhythms, as we can hear from the Tres Señoritas suite and the movements Latin Lovers, Pepita, Sombrero, Happy Hacienda and Bossa Romantica, all in this disc, all tuneful and entertaining. I also enjoyed In the Shadow of Vesuvius, a suite, or sequence in several sections, which conveys the colour of Italy nicely. But Worland can portray British scenes and people too; Scottish Power, another suite/sequence, Dreaming Spires, Leeds Castle, To Eleanor (wife of Edward I) and the moving Rhapsody Tristesse, dedicated to his one time piano teacher. As he says in his insert notes the lively Shopping Spree (track 1) was reckoned to resemble Robert Farnon. Indeed it does; Worland's piece of train music is Farnonish too - hardly surprising in view of Farnon's long-held, high status in light music this side of the Atlantic. Some of the music, like Millennium Celebration March and Scottish Power, have been recently composed, for the recording in fact. Bill Worland will be a new experience for many of you, but hopefully an enjoyable one. I hope there is more to come from his pen.

-- Philip Scowcroft, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Shopping Spree by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
2.
Latin Lover by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
3.
In the Shadow of Vesuvius by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
4.
Pepita by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
5.
Scottish Power by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
6.
Sombrero by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
7.
Brighton Belle by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
8.
Happy Hacienda by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
9.
Bossa Romantica by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
10.
Dreaming Spires by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
11.
Tres Señoritas: Suite by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
12.
Rhapsodie Tristesse (Dedicated to Daisy) by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
13.
Millennium - A Celebration March by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
14.
Amaro Dolce by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; England 
15.
It's Spring again by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
16.
Leeds Castle by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
17.
To Eleanor by Bill Worland
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Sound Samples

Shopping Spree
Latin Lover
In the Shadow of Vesuvius
Pepita: Peptia
Scottish Power
Sombrero
Brighton Belle
Happy Hacienda
Bossa Romantica
Dreaming Spires
Suite: Tres Senoritas: Miguela
Suite: Tres Senoritas: Carlotta
Suite: Tres Senoritas: Conchita
Rhapsodie Tristesse (Dedicated to Daisy)
Millennium, A Celebration March: Millennium - A Celebration March
Amaro Dolce
It's Spring Again
Leeds Castle
To Eleanor

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