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
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
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs.
London Fair by Charles Williams
Period: 20th Century
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs.
Harvest Time, suite for pops orchestra by Haydn Wood
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs.
Muse in Mayfair: Spinning Wheel Music Interlude, for orchestra by Vivian Ellis
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs.
Nocturne for orchestra by Stanford Robinson
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs.
First Waltz, for pops orchestra by Reginald King
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs.
Windjammer Overture, for pops orchestra by John Ansell
Length: 7 Minutes 56 Secs.
Accent on Waltz, for pops orchestra by Sidney Torch
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs.
London Again by Eric Coates
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936; England
Length: 12 Minutes 48 Secs.
A Young Man's Fancy, for pops orchestra by Ernest Tomlinson
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs.
Punchinello Overture for orchestra by Frederic Curzon
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs.
The Dance of the Snowflakes by Ronald Binge
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs.
In a Fairy Realm, suite for orchestra by Albert W. Ketèlbey
Length: 8 Minutes 56 Secs.
Persian Dance, for orchestra by Granville Bantock
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs.
Two Pieces: Chanson de matin by Sir Edward Elgar
Written: 1879-1899; United Kingdom
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs.
With Noble Purpose, grand march for orchestra by Trevor Duncan
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs.
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