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The Golden Age of Light Music: Great British Composers, Vol. 2

Stott / Williams / Wood / Elgar / Torch / Farnon
Release Date: 10/08/2013 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 5203   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wally StottCharles WilliamsHaydn WoodVivian Ellis,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert FarnonWilliam HodgsonSidney TorchStanford Robinson,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The warm reception given to Guild's first collection focussing on notable British Light Music composers (GLCD5195) has prompted this further selection. Most of the names will be familiar to those whose interests embrace this area of the music scene, although it is hoped that there may be pleasant surprises in between some of the more familiar works. At one time concert promoters and publishers alike encouraged writers to create suites with several movements, and this CD features three by foremost light music composers - Haydn Wood, Albert Ketèlbey and Eric Coates. In the case of Coates the choice is the 1953 landmark recording of his "London Again Suite" with the composer conducting. The other two suites - "Harvest Read more Time" by Haydn Wood, and Ketèlbey's "In A Fairy Realm" - are believed to be premier releases on commercial discs. Other familiar composers, such as Charles Williams, Stanford Robinson, John Ansell, Frederic Curzon and Sir Edward Elgar - to name just some - confirm that this release will become a treasured resource of superior light music. Read less

Works on This Recording

Commonwealth March by Wally Stott
Conductor:  Robert Farnon
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
London Fair by Charles Williams
Conductor:  Robert Farnon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Harvest Time, suite for pops orchestra by Haydn Wood
Conductor:  William Hodgson
Period: Modern 
Written: 1931 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Muse in Mayfair: Spinning Wheel Music Interlude, for orchestra by Vivian Ellis
Conductor:  Sidney Torch
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Nocturne for orchestra by Stanford Robinson
Conductor:  Stanford Robinson
Period: Classical 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 
First Waltz, for pops orchestra by Reginald King
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Windjammer Overture, for pops orchestra by John Ansell
Conductor:  Jay Wilbur
Period: Modern 
Length: 7 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Accent on Waltz, for pops orchestra by Sidney Torch
Conductor:  Sidney Torch
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
London Again by Eric Coates
Conductor:  Eric Coates
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; England 
Length: 12 Minutes 48 Secs. 
A Young Man's Fancy, for pops orchestra by Ernest Tomlinson
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Punchinello Overture by Frederic Curzon
Conductor:  A.E. Sims
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Dance of the Snowflakes by Ronald Binge
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
In a Fairy Realm, suite for orchestra by Albert William Ketčlbey
Written: 1927 
Length: 8 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Persian Dance, for orchestra by Granville Bantock
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Two Pieces: Chanson de matin by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  George Melachrino
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1879-1899; United Kingdom 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
With Noble Purpose, grand march for orchestra by Trevor Duncan
Conductor:  Curt Andersen
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 

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