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The Golden Age Of Light Music: Great British Composers, Vol. 1

Coates / Johnson / London Symphony Orch / Bliss
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 5195   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Eric CoatesHaydn WoodFrederic CurzonRichard Addinsell,   ... 
Conductor:  Eric JohnsonCharles WilliamsFrederic CurzonMuir Mathieson,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The idea behind this compilation is not to offer a definitive selection of the very best British composers of Light Music. Such an enterprise could fill at least ten CDs, and then still leave many deserving composers unrepresented. The intention is simply to provide examples of the work of just some who are considered by their admirers to possess the special talents that are particularly suited to the challenge of having their works performed by a concert orchestra. Therefore you will find well-known composers such as Eric Coates, Haydn Wood, Albert Ketèlbey, Edward German and Frederic Curzon alongside others like Jack Beaver, John Ansell, Len Stevens, Vivian Ellis, Charles Williams, Clive Richardson and Trevor Duncan. The cinema Read more (often a source of some excellent light music) is also represented by Arthur Bliss and Richard Addinsell - all helping to make this a varied and enjoyable tribute to some truly great British composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

London "London Every Day" by Eric Coates
Conductor:  Eric Johnson
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
Length: 14 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Moods Suite: Prelude by Haydn Wood
Conductor:  Charles Williams
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Dance of the ostracised Imp by Frederic Curzon
Conductor:  Frederic Curzon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Blithe Spirit: Prelude by Richard Addinsell
Conductor:  Muir Mathieson
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Blithe Spirit: Waltz by Richard Addinsell
Conductor:  Muir Mathieson
Period: Modern 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Cockney Suite: Bank Holiday "'Appy 'Amstead" by Albert William Ketčlbey
Conductor:  Stanford Robinson
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Nell Gwyn, incidental music by Edward German
Conductor:  Charles Williams
Period: Modern 
Written: 1900 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Cavalcade of Youth by Jack Beaver
Conductor:  Robert Farnon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
The Shoe Ballet: The Shoe by John Ansell
Conductor:  Charles Williams
Period: Modern 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
The Shoe Ballet: The Sandal by John Ansell
Conductor:  Charles Williams
Period: Modern 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
The Shoe Ballet: The Brogue by John Ansell
Conductor:  Charles Williams
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Caribbean Caprice, for orchestra by Len Stevens
Conductor:  Sidney Torch
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
The Unwanted: The Boy by Trevor Duncan
Conductor:  Cedric Dumont
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Holidays Abroad, suite for orchestra by Vivian Ellis
Conductor:  Monia Liter
Period: Modern 
Length: 13 Minutes 30 Secs. 
The White Knight, for orchestra by Charles Williams
Conductor:  Charles Williams
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
White Cliffs, for orchestra by Clive Richardson
Conductor:  Heinz Buchhold
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Things to Come, F 131: Ballet for Children by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor:  Sir Arthur Bliss
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934-1935 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 

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