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Golden Age Of Light Music - The Composer Conducts Vol 1

Release Date: 08/09/2011 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 5177   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ron GoodwinGérard CalviAngela MorleyCedric Dumont,   ... 
Performer:  His Concert OrchestraRon GoodwinGérard CalviTelecast Orchestra,   ... 
Conductor:  Ron GoodwinGérard CalviAngela MorleyCedric Dumont,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jet Journey (Ron Goodwin) Ron Goodwin and his Concert Orchestra [2:36]
Courses de Toros (Bull Fights (Gérard Calvi) Gérard Calvi and his Orchestra [3:20]
Fun In The Sun (Angela Morley) Telecast Orchestra/Angela Morley as Wally Stott [2:57]
Les Parfums De Paris (Cedric Dumont) New Concert Orchestra/Cedric Demont [2:54]
Parisian Mode (Woolf Phillips) Woolf Phillips and his Concert Orchestra [2:21]
Sagittarius (Hal Mooney) Hal Mooney and his Orchestra [2:11]
The Phantom Regiment (Leroy Anderson) Leroy Anderson and his orchestra [3:09]
City Of Veils (Les Baxter) Les Baxter and his orchestra [4:16]
Puppets On Parade (Rudolf Friml) 101 Strings/Rudolf Friml [3:06] Read more /> Subway Polka (Harold Geller) Harry Geller and his orchestra [2:25]
Bad Timing from 'Billion Dollar Baby' (Morton Gould) – Morton Gould, his piano, and his orchestra [3:40]
Along The Avenue (Roger Roger) Roger Roger and his Champs Elysees Orchestra [2:13]
Montana Round-Up (Kermit Leslie & Walter Leslie) Kermit Leslie and his orchestra
Huckleberry Duck (Raymond Scott) Raymond Scott and his orchestra [2:45]
Neiani (Axel Stordahl) Alex Stordahl and his orchestra [3:02]
Pam Pam (David Rose) David Rose and his orchestra [2:58]
La Bardinetta (André Popp) [2:53]
Fiddle Derby (Percy Faith) Percy Faith and his orchestra [2:09]
Without Your Love (Guy Luypaerts) Guy Luypaerts and his orchestra as ‘Guy Lupar’ on LP [2:03]
Fandango (Frank Perkins) Frank Perkins and his ‘Pops’ orchestra [3:03]
Sports Arena (Wilfred Burns) Harmonic Orchestra/Wilfred Burns [2:55]
Trolley Bus (Charles Williams) Queen’s Hall Light Orchestra/Charles Williams [2:58]
Boulevardier (Frederic Curzon) New Concert Orchestra/Frederic Curzon [3:37]
Jack The Dancer (Dolf van der Linden) Dolf van der Linden and his Metropole orchestra [2:40]
Blende Auf (Werner Müller) RIAS Dance Orchestra/Werner Müller [3:01]
Symphony In Jazz; First Movement (Otto Cesana) Otto Cesana and his orchestra [7:04]

An enjoyable selection. Purchase with confidence.

  Composer-conductors are the cocks of the walk in the first volume of Guild’s series-within-a-series. Thus Ron Goodwin gets us off to a flying start with Jet Journey followed briskly by the brash matador evocations summoned up by Gérard Calvi in Courses de Toros. Cedric Dumont encourages his orchestra to pile on acres of luscious romance and he is followed by Woolf Phillips in Parisian Mode in a typically imaginative, here Gallic-inclined, conjunction. Leroy Anderson, meanwhile, evokes a ghostly march in his clever The Phantom Regiment.
For Capitol, Les Baxter unleashes City of Veils, a typically exotic picture postcard opus with glowering lower brass and evocative percussion – bazaar music. Friml’s Puppets on Parade is pertly interpreted by its composer in 1959 whilst Harry Geller is an Australian in New York rolling out Subway Polka with plenty of action, for RCA. Morton Gould ruminates on piano during his contribution with his orchestra, but Kermit Leslie heads for the hills with a yee-haw on his lips as he takes us on a Montana Round-Up – folksy cowboy stuff. You’ll hear from many of the maestri of the genre – the unmistakeable David Rose pizzicatos, for example, announcing his presence on Pam Pam.
There’s a firm march from Wilfred Burns – or Bernard Wilfred Harris, to give his real name – and then two princes of British Light Music; Charles Williams (Isaac Cozerbreit to those who knew him best) and Frederic Curzon, whose own name sufficed. Williams’s Trolley Bus is a delight but the relaxed Curzon charm in Boulevardier is even better. This brace was recorded in 1946 for Chappell and Boosey & Hawkes respectively. A continental and steadfast member of Guild’s restoration programme is ubiquitous Dolf van der Linden and his saucy badinage in Jack the Dancer is pleasurable. Another elite continental practitioner was Werner Müller whose RIAS Dance Band seems to nod in Glenn Miller’s direction.
This is an enjoyable selection with Guild’s boffins doing their best to keep some esoteric tricks up their sleeve; it’s good, for instance, to see labels such as Paxton, Harmonic, Coral and Dot covered. Purchase with confidence.
-- Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

Jet Journey, for pops orchestra by Ron Goodwin
Performer:  His Concert Orchestra (), Ron Goodwin ()
Conductor:  Ron Goodwin
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Courses de Toros (Bull Fights), for pops orchestra by Gérard Calvi
Performer:  Gérard Calvi ()
Conductor:  Gérard Calvi
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Fun in the Sun, for pops orchestra by Angela Morley
Performer:  Telecast Orchestra ()
Conductor:  Angela Morley
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Les parfums de Paris, for pops orchestra by Cedric Dumont
Performer:  New Concert Orchestra ()
Conductor:  Cedric Dumont
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Parisian Mode, for orchestra by Woolf Phillips
Performer:  His Concert Orchestra (), Woolf Phillips ()
Conductor:  Woolf Phillips
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Sagittarius, for pops orchestra (from "Musical Horoscope") by Hal Mooney
Performer:  Hal Mooney ()
Conductor:  Hal Mooney
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Phantom Regiment by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Leroy Anderson ()
Conductor:  Leroy Anderson
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
City of Veils, for pops orchestra by Les Baxter
Performer:  Les Baxter ()
Conductor:  Les Baxter
Period: Modern 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Subway Polka, for pops orchestra by Harry Geller
Performer:  Harry Geller ()
Conductor:  Harry Geller
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Bad Timing (from "Billion Dollar Baby") by Morton Gould
Performer:  Morton Orchestra Gould (), Morton Gould (Piano)
Conductor:  Morton Gould
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Along the Avenue, for pops orchestra by Roger Roger
Performer:  Roger Roger ()
Conductor:  Roger Roger
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Montana Round-Up, for pops orchestra by Walter Leslie
Performer:  Kermit Leslie ()
Conductor:  Kermit Leslie
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Huckleberry Duck by Raymond Scott
Performer:  Raymond Scott ()
Conductor:  Raymond Scott
Period: Modern 
Written: 1930s 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Neiani by Axel Stordahl
Performer:  Axel Stordahl ()
Conductor:  Axel Stordahl
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Pam Pam, for pops orchestra by David Rose
Performer:  David Rose ()
Conductor:  David Rose
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
La Bardinetta, for pops orchestra by André Popp
Performer:  André Popp ()
Conductor:  André Popp
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Fiddle Derby by Percy Faith
Performer:  Percy Faith ()
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Without Your Love, song by Guy Luypaerts
Performer:  Guy Luypaerts ()
Conductor:  Guy Luypaerts
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Fandango for piano (or voice & piano) by Frank Perkins
Performer:  Frank Perkins ()
Conductor:  Frank Perkins
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Sports Arena, for pops orchestra by Wilfred Burns
Performer:  The Harmonic Orchestra ()
Conductor:  Wilfred Burns
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Trolley Bus, for pops orchestra by Charles Williams
Performer:  Queen's Hall Light Orchestra ()
Conductor:  Charles Williams
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Boulevardier by Frederic Curzon
Performer:  New Concert Orchestra ()
Conductor:  Frederic Curzon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Jack the Dancer, for pops orchestra by Dolf van der Linden
Performer:  Dolf van der Linden ()
Conductor:  Dolf van der Linden
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Blende auf, for pops orchestra by Werner Muller
Performer:  The Rias Dance Orchestra ()
Conductor:  Werner Muller
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Symphony In Jazz First Movement by Otto Cesana
Performer:  Otto Cesana ()
Conductor:  Otto Cesana
Period: Modern 
Length: 7 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Puppets on Parade, for pops orchestra by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  101 Strings Orchestra ()
Conductor:  Rudolf Friml
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 

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