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The Golden Age Of Light Music: Melody Mixture

Melody Mixtures / Various
Release Date: 06/11/2013 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 5197   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Dolf van der LindenHenry ManciniEdward "Duke" EllingtonDimitri Tiomkin,   ... 
Performer:  Tommy Reilly
Conductor:  Ludo PhilippFrank CordellWal-BergWally Stott,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fred Hartley Music
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Unlike many of the CDs in this "Golden Age of Light Music" series, this collection does not have a special theme or concept. It is simply a varied mixture of melodies featuring works by composers who are well-known to light music aficionados, plus a good helping of pieces by 'giants' of the music world, such as Henry Mancini (his laid-back theme for the TV series "Mr Lucky"), Duke Ellington (his evocative standard "Caravan" gets a special treatment by the Wal-Berg Orchestra) and Ron Goodwin (with one of his own compositions "Pleasure Island"). Most of these numbers have been considered for recent collections, but had been temporarily 'shelved' for various reasons - usually because the CDs were already Read more full. But they don't deserve to be forgotten, because they all possess their own special charms. Therefore the 'Mixture' offers the big names mentioned above, together with several (the likes of Dolf van der Linden, Trevor Duncan, Cyril Watters, Angela Morley and Bernie Wayne) who have become Guild favourites as a result of their less familiar works finally receiving the attention they fully deserve. Read less

Works on This Recording

Cab Rank, for pops orchestra by Dolf van der Linden
Conductor:  Ludo Philipp
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Mr. Lucky: Theme by Henry Mancini
Conductor:  Frank Cordell
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Caravan by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Wal-Berg
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
The Sundowners: Down Under by Dimitri Tiomkin
Performer:  Tommy Reilly (Harmonica)
Conductor:  Wally Stott
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Butterfield 8: Gloria's Theme by Bronislaw Kaper
Conductor:  David Rose
Period: Modern 
Written: 1960 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Happy End: Bilbao Song by Kurt Weill
Conductor:  Percy Faith
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
With Tongue in Cheek, for pops orchestra by Trevor Duncan
Conductor:  Curt Andersen
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Spring Collection by Peter Hope
Conductor:  Josef Weinberger Verlag
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Scurry for Strings by Lester B. Hart
Conductor:  Dolf van der Linden
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Spinette, for pops orchestra by Murray Newman
Conductor:  Bruce Campbell
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
The Cool Caballero, for pops orchestra by Bernie Wayne
Conductor:  Bernie Wayne
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Pleasure Island, for pops orchestra by Ron Goodwin
Conductor:  Ron Goodwin
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Alma mia, for pops orchestra by Fred Hartley
Conductor:  Fred Hartley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fred Hartley Music
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
I Aim at the Stars, film theme by Laurie Johnson
Conductor:  Laurie Johnson
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Dear Old Pals, for pops orchestra by Angela Morley
Conductor:  Angela Morley
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Leaps and Bounds, for pops orchestra by Cyril Watters
Conductor:  Dolf van der Linden
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Tango of the Flowers, for pops orchestra by Juan Rosa
Conductor:  Dolf van der Linden
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Peacock in Piccadilly, for pops orchestra by Wilfred Burns
Conductor:  Louis Voss
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Continental Highways, for pops orchestra by Harold Geller
Conductor:  Laurie Johnson
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Galop on Strings by Tom Wyler
Conductor:  Tom Wyler
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Latin-American Symphonette: Guaracha by Morton Gould
Conductor:  Sidney Torch
Period: Modern 
Written: 1941 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Brandy Snaps, for pops orchestra by Peter Yorke
Conductor:  Dolf van der Linden
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Chicken Noodle, for pops orchestra by Peter Dennis
Conductor:  Dolf van der Linden
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Route nationale, for pops orchestra by Roger Roger
Conductor:  Philippe Pares
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
On Stage, for pops orchestra by Billy Mack
Conductor:  Dolf van der Linden
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 

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