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Golden Age Of Light Music - Great British Light Orchestras

Great British Light Orchestras / Various
Release Date: 09/28/2004 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 5104   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Joyce CochraneLinda / ZaldiverRay MartinTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Queen's Hall Light OrchestraCyril StapletonFrank Cordell and His OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert FarnonCyril StapletonGeraldoFrank Cordell,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Queen's Hall OrchestraCyril Stapleton OrchestraGeraldo and His New Concert Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When looking back over the history of recorded sound, and the involvement of British Light Orchestras in what has become known as “The Golden Age of Light Music”, there is a tendency to concentrate on the 1940s and 1950s. Indeed this was a period of great musical riches. Possibly one of the main reasons for concentrating upon these two decades was due to the fact that sound recording had now advanced to the stage where reproduction in the home was achieving satisfying results, and the availability of new recordings (especially as the 1950s dawned) greatly increased the offerings before the public. It is interesting to note why British musicians seemed to be so much in demand for this “Light” repertoire half a century ago. It really all Read more boils down to the sound that was being achieved – both from the performers and the sound engineers. And the British weather can take some of the credit as well: the mild, often damp climate has been found to favor string instruments. In the post-war years, new microphones were making big improvements in sound quality, but perhaps the greatest advantage that the British orchestras possessed was human, rather than technical. The European political situation during the 1930s meant that many talented musicians decided to make a new life in Britain, and their contribution to the nation’s culture was immeasurable. In particular many gifted string players from leading central European orchestras discovered that their talents were warmly welcomed in Britain, and the beneficial effects lasts to this day. This is the wonderful sound heard on this recording.(ADD MONO 69:45)

Contents:


1.


Honey Child (Cochrane, arr. Farnon) – QHLO/ROBERT FARNON


[3:11]


2.


Gypsy Fiddler (Raphael) – RAY MARTIN & HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA


[2:43]


3.


Carnavalito (Linda, Zaldiver) – CYRIL STAPLETON & HIS ORCHESTRA


[2:03]


4.


Romantic Interlude (Richardson) – CHARLES WILLIAMS & HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA


[2:50]


5.


Magic Circles (Martin) – GERALDO & HIS NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA


[2:38]


6.


Oh Dear What Can The Matter Be (Trad.) – FRANK CORDELL & HIS ORCHESTRA


[2:59]


7.


Television March (Coates) – LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/ERIC COATES


[3:21]


8.


April in Portugal (Ferrao) – NORRIE PARAMOR & HIS ORCHESTRA


[2:10]


9.


Cactus Polka (Trad.) – MAYFAIR ORCHESTRA/WALTER GOEHR


[2:48]


10.


Kashmiri Song (Woodforde-Finden) – MANTOVANI & HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA


[3:17]


11.


Rainbow Run (Mers) – RON GOODWIN & HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA


[2:16]


12.


Prelude To A Memory (Chacksfield) – FRANK CHACKSFIELD & HIS ORCHESTRA


[2:41]


13.


Goodwood Galop (Farnon) – QHLO/ROBERT FARNON


[2:18]


14.


The Roundabout (White) – NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA/JACK LEON


[2:56]


15.


Spring Morning (Melachrino) – MELACHRINO ORCHESTRA/GEORGE MELACHRINO


[3:01]


16.


Songs My Mother Taught Me (Dvorak) – PETER YORKE & HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA


[2:49]


17.


Sand In My Shoes (Schertzinger) – ROBERT FARNON & HIS ORCHESTRA


[3:01]


18.


Canadian Capers (Chandler, White, Cohen) – SIDNEY TORCH & HIS ORCHESTRA


[3:02]


19.


Rhapsody In Rhythm (Croudson) – LOUIS VOSS & HIS ORCHESTRA


[2:50]


20.


The Jolly Brothers (Vollstedt) – RON GOODWIN & HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA


[2:50]


21.


From Here To Eternity (Karger, Wells) – STANLEY BLACK & HIS ORCHESTRA


[3:19]


22.


Parade Of The Clowns (Rose) – CHARLES WILLIAMS & HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA


[2:31]


23.


One Summer Day (King) – HARMONIC ORCHESTRA/HANS MAY


[3:04]


24.


Ragamuffin (Rixner) – PHILIP GREEN & HIS ORCHESTRA


[1:54]


25.


Valencia (Padilla) – EDMUNDO ROS & HIS ORCHESTRA


[3:00]


26.


“Oklahoma!” Selection (Rodgers, Hammerstein II – arr. Torch) I Cain’t Say No, Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’, People Will Say We’re In Love, Surrey With The Fringe On Top, Out Of My Dreams, Oklahoma! – SIDNEY TORCH & HIS ORCHESTRA


[8:18]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Honey Child by Joyce Cochrane
Performer:  Queen's Hall Light Orchestra ()
Conductor:  Robert Farnon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Queen's Hall Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
2.
Carnavalito by Linda / Zaldiver
Performer:  Cyril Stapleton ()
Conductor:  Cyril Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cyril Stapleton Orchestra
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3.
Magic Circles by Ray Martin
Conductor:  Geraldo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geraldo and His New Concert Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4.
Oh, Dear! What Can the Matter Be?, folk song by Traditional
Performer:  Frank Cordell and His Orchestra ()
Conductor:  Frank Cordell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frank Cordell and His Orchestra
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
5.
Television March by Eric Coates
Performer:  London Symphony Orchestra ()
Conductor:  Eric Coates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
6.
Jesusita en Chihuahua (Cactus Polka) by Quirino Mendoza y Cortez
Conductor:  Walter Goehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mayfair Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
7.
Indian Love Lyrics (4) for voice & piano: Kashmiri Song by Amy Woodeforde-Finden
Conductor:  Annuncio Paolo Mantovani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mantovani Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
8.
Rainbow Run by Edy Mers
Conductor:  Ron Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Ron Goodwin Concert Orchestra
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
9.
Prelude To A Memory by Frank Chacksfield
Performer:  Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra ()
Conductor:  Frank Chacksfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
10.
Goodwood Galop by Robert Farnon
Performer:  Queen's Hall Light Orchestra ()
Conductor:  Robert Farnon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Queen's Hall Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
11.
The Roundabout by Edward Little White
Conductor:  Jack Leon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Concert Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
12.
Spring Morning by George Melachrino
Performer:  Melachrino Orchestra ()
Conductor:  George Melachrino
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melachrino Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
13.
Zigeunermelodien (7), Op. 55: no 4, Als die alte Mutter by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Peter Yorke and His Orchestra ()
Conductor:  Peter Yorke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Peter Yorke & His Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Bohemia 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
14.
Sand in My Shoes by Victor Schertzinger
Performer:  Robert Farnon ()
Conductor:  Robert Farnon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Farnon Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
15.
Canadian Capers by Chandler / Cohen / White
Performer:  Sidney Torch ()
Conductor:  Sidney Torch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sidney Torch & His Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
16.
Rhapsody in Rhythm by Henry Croudson
Conductor:  Louis Voss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Louis Voss Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
17.
The Merry Brothers, waltz by Robert Vollstedt
Conductor:  Ron Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Ron Goodwin Concert Orchestra
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
18.
From Here To Eternity by Freddy Karger
Performer:  Stanley Black ()
Conductor:  Stanley Black
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stanley Black Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
19.
Parade Of The Clowns by David Rose
Conductor:  Charles Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charles Williams & His Concert Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
20.
One Summer Day by Reginald King
Conductor:  Hans May
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Harmonic Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
21.
Ragamuffin, polka by Joe Rixner
Conductor:  Philip Green
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Phil Green & His Orchestra
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
22.
Valencia by José Padilla
Performer:  Edmundo Ros ()
Conductor:  Edmondo Ros
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
23.
Oklahoma!: Medley by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Sidney Torch ()
Conductor:  Sidney Torch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sidney Torch & His Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1943; United States of Ame 
Length: 8 Minutes 18 Secs. 
24.
Gypsy Fiddler by Ralph Elman
Conductor:  Ray Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Martin & His Orchestra
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
25.
April in Portugal by Raul Ferrao
Performer:  Norrie Paramor ()
Conductor:  Norrie Paramor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Norrie Paramor Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
26.
Romantic Interlude by Clive Richardson
Conductor:  Charles Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charles Williams & His Concert Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 

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