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Sydney Baynes

Biography

Born: February 1, 1879; Sudbury, England   Died: March 9, 1938; Willesden  
Baynes began his career as an organist and accompanist at the age of 13. He later held the position of chorus master at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and he gained international recognition as a composer while serving as music director to John Tiller from 1910 to 1914. His fame centers around his waltz compositions, some examples of which are Destiny (1912), Ecstasy (1913) and Mystery (1914). He also composed songs, religious works, piano pieces Read more and orchestral music. One of these was a work he composed for the victory thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey in 1919, Endure to Conquer. His other credits include conducting and composing for several London theatre productions, and from 1924 to 1929 he served as music editor to Boosey & Hawkes. His later years were occupied with conducting his own orchestra, playing his arrangements for broadcast. He also made recordings for Columbia and HMV. Read less
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  • 1.
    The Golden Age Of Light Music: The Art Of The Arranger, Vol. 1
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 5188 Release Date: 07/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Offenbach,  Con Conrad,  Frederick Loewe,  Ray Henderson  ... 
    Performer:  Jack Laroque
    Conductor:  Hal Mooney,  Buddy Bregman,  Cyril Ornadel,  Morton Gould  ... 
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    The Golden Age Of Light Music: The Lost Transcriptions, Vol. 3
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 5184 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sydney Baynes,  Noel Coward,  Jonny Heynkens,  Cole Porter  ... 
    Performer:  Denny Vaughan
    Conductor:  Annuncio Paolo Mantovani,  Al Orchestra Sack,  Van Phillips,  Peter Yorke  ... 
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    Wordless Meanings / Raga Dolls
    Label: Move   Catalog: 3249 Release Date: 07/12/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  David Osborne,  Don Heffington,  Luiz Bonfá,  Sydney Baynes  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raga Dolls
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    And The Band Played On - Music On The Titanic / I Salonisti
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 458382 Release Date: 01/13/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lowell Mason,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Antonín Dvorák,  Irving Berlin  ... 
    Performer:  Werner Giger,  Thomas Füri,  Béla Szedlák,  Ferenc Szedlák  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Salonisti
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