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Golden Age Light Music - Four Decades Of Light Music Vol 1 - 1920s & 1930s

Release Date: 09/18/2007 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 5134   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Eric CoatesJesse GreerEmil WaldteufelPercy Fletcher,   ... 
Conductor:  Emanuel StarkeyNathaniel ShilkretHorace SheldonFrank Tours
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Regal Cinema OrchestraNathaniel Shilkret OrchestraLondon Palladium Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

During the last century Light Music gradually evolved from something rather genteel at the end of Queen Victoria's reign, to the modern sounds that high-fidelity made possible in the 1950s. In the 1920s and 1930s the advent of electrical sound recording, and the popularity of radio, brought melodic and tuneful music into the homes of millions. Jazz also made its influence felt, with composers such as Eric Coates embracing its infectious rhythms. The entertainment industry felt the need to keep people happy, despite the misery created by the stock market crash in 1929 and the great depression that ensued.

01 Northwards (from “Four Ways” Suite) Eric Coates REGAL CINEMA ORCHESTRA Conducted by EMANUEL STARKEY 3:59

Read more Flapperette Jesse Greer NAT SHILKRET AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:20

03 Estudiantina – Waltz Émile Waldteufel LONDON PALLADIUM ORCHESTRA Conducted by HORACE SHELDON 4:00

04 Pearl O’ Mine – Lyrical Melody Percy Fletcher PLAZA THEATRE ORCHESTRA Conducted by FRANK TOURS 2:47

05 Laughing Marionette Walter Collins DEBROY SOMERS BAND 2:45

06 Martial Moments LONDON COLISEUM ORCHESTRA Conducted by ALFRED DOVE 5:29

07 In A Clock Store Charles Orth NEW LIGHT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 4:20

08 The Selfish Giant Eric Coates JULIAN FUHS’ SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 7:39

09 Lustspiel – Overture Adabert von Keler-Béla, arr. Adolf Lotter ATHENAEUM LIGHT ORCHESTRA 3:10

10 Frog King’s Parade Heini Kronberger, Mary Marriott WEST END CELEBRITY ORCHESTRA 2:51

11 Lullaby Of The Leaves Bernice Petkere REGINALD KING’S ORCHESTRA 3:07

12 Parade Of The Tin Soldiers Leon Jessel NEW LIGHT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2:49

13 Blues (from “Dance Suite”) Eduard Künneke BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by EDUARD KÜNNEKE 5:38

14 In A Merry Mood Fritz Haringer BARNABAS VON GECZY AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:52

15 Dancing Clock Montague Ewing ORCHESTRE RAYMONDE 2:53

16 “Sunny Side Up” – film selection Bud De Sylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson SCALA SALON ORCHESTRA 5:53

17 Raindrops – Pizzicati for Strings T. de la Riviera BOURNEMOUTH MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA Conducted by Sir DAN GODFREY 3:16

18 Teddy Bears’ Picnic John W. Bratton COMMODORE GRAND ORCHESTRA Conducted by JOSEPH MUSCANT 3:02

19 Monckton Melodies Lionel Monckton BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON 8:23
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Works on This Recording

Four Ways: no 1, Northwards by Eric Coates
Conductor:  Emanuel Starkey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Regal Cinema Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 
Flapperette by Jesse Greer
Conductor:  Nathaniel Shilkret
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nathaniel Shilkret Orchestra
Estudiantina, Op. 191 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Horace Sheldon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Palladium Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Paris, France 
Pearl O'Mine by Percy Fletcher
Conductor:  Frank Tours
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Plaza Theatre Orchestra
Laughing Marionette by Walter Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Debroy Somers Band
In a Clock Store by Charles Orth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Light Symphony Orchestra

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