Golden Age Of Light Music: Strings Afire

Release Date: 10/9/2012
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GLCD5191
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This collection takes its title from an attractive composition composed and played by the American maestro Herman Clebanoff, who was usually known only by his surname. He heads a roster of fine orchestras from the USA, including Frederick Fennell, Pete King, David Rose, Richard Hayman, Les Baxter, Xavier Cugat, Percy Faith and Paul Weston. But British orchestras are also well represented with great performances from two 'Cyrils' - Stapleton and Ornadel, plus Ray Martin, Robert Farnon, Norrie Paramor, Tony Osborne and Charles Williams. Not to be outdone, from mainland Europe we welcome Helmut Zacharias, Dolf van der Linden and Hans Georg Arlt - each and every one of them proving that the strings are certainly 'afire' in many of these tuneful melodies.
Works on This Recording
1. Strings Afire, for pops orchestra by Herman Clebanoff
Conductor: Herman Clebanoff
2. Funny Face: 'S Wonderful by George Gershwin
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927 ; USA
3. As Time Goes By by Herman Hupfeld
Performer: Roger [Piano] Williams (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931 ; USA
4. Skin Diver's Ballet, for pops orchestra by Ron Goodwin
Conductor: Cyril Stapleton
Period: Modern
5. Champs-Elysées, for pops orchestra by Laurie Johnson
Period: Modern
6. Veradero by Bernie Wayne
Period: 20th Century
7. Valse Mignonette by Trevor Duncan
Period: 20th Century
8. Herbstgold, for chamber ensemble by Giovanni Brusso
Conductor: Hans-Georg Arlt
9. Piccadilly, for pops orchestra by David Rose
Conductor: David Rose
Period: Modern
10. Corrida, for ensemble by Domenico Savino
Conductor: Richard Hayman
Period: Modern
11. China Doll by Leroy Anderson
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1951 ; USA
12. Assembly Line, for pops orchestra by Ray Martin
Conductor: Ray Martin
Period: Modern
13. Goblin's Gavotte, for pops orchestra by Tony Tamburello
Conductor: Robert Farnon
Period: Modern
14. Evening on Tokyo's Sumida, for pops orchestra by Dorothy Guyver Britton
Conductor: Norrie Paramor
Period: Modern
15. Maracaibo by Les Baxter
Conductor: Les Baxter
Period: Modern
16. Mon homme by Maurice Yvain
Conductor: Xavier Cugat
Period: Modern
Written: circa 1920 ;
17. The Secret of Happiness, song by Hoyt Curtin
Conductor: Tony Osborne
Period: Modern
18. Carefree Character, for pops orchestra by Ernest Tomlinson
Conductor: Roberto Capelli
Period: Modern
19. All Through the Day, song (from film "Centennial Summer") by Jerome Kern
Conductor: Paul Weston
Period: Modern
20. Caress, song by John Nagy
Conductor: Bruce Campbell
Period: Modern
21. Sidewalk, for pops orchestra by Charles Williams
Conductor: Charles Williams
Period: Modern
22. A Very Nice Man, song (from Carnival) by Bob [Songwriter] Merrill
Conductor: Cyril Ornadel
Period: Modern
23. I Can Dream, Can't I?, song (from Right This Way) by Sammy Fain
Conductor: Pete King
Period: Modern
Written: 1938 ;
24. Black Orpheus: A Felicidade by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Conductor: Helmut Zacharias
Period: 20th Century
25. Swedish Rhapsody No. 1, for orchestra ("Midsommarvaka"), Op. 19 by Hugo [Composer] Alfvén
Conductor: Percy Faith
Period: Modern
Written: 1903 ; Sweden
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