The Golden Age Of Light Music: A First A-Z Of Light Music

Release Date: 12/14/2010
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GLCD5169
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
If anyone ever thought that the term 'Light Music' described a small corner of the music scene appealing only to minority interests, then maybe the wide variety of styles on offer in this collection will raise some serious doubts. No two people would probably ever agree on the exact boundaries of the genre, which is in itself an indication of how far it stretches across other musical styles. So within the 79 minutes of music on this CD you will find works originally created for light orchestras in the concert hall rubbing shoulders with popular melodies from other fields, given a fresh appeal in the hands of talented arrangers and conductors. When 'A to Z' was chosen as the idea behind this collection, there were initial doubts that suitable titles could be discovered for all the letters of the English alphabet. It was a close run thing ('X' was obviously going to be a problem!) but hopefully listeners will enjoy the result of our endeavours, starting with Alpine Pastures and ending with Zingara, meeting top conductors such as Sidney Torch, David Rose, Robert Farnon and George Melachrino along the way.
Works on This Recording
1. Alpine Pastures, for orchestra by Vivian Ellis
Conductor: Sidney Torch
Period: Modern
2. Baubles, bangles and beads, song (from Kismet) by George Forrest
Conductor: Warren Barker
Period: Contemporary
3. The Christmas Tree, song by David Rose
Conductor: David Rose
4. Durch dich wird dies Welt eerst schön (Through You This World Is Beautiful), song by Aldo Von Pinelli
Conductor: Hans-Georg Arlt
5. Escape to Monaco, for pops orchestra by John Scott Trotter
6. Flowing Stream, for pops orchestra by Joyce Cochrane
Conductor: Erich Börschel
7. Going Concern, for pops orchestra by King Palmer
8. High Flight March by Eric Coates
Conductor: Michael Freedman
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1956 ; England
9. It Wouldn't Be Love, song by Jerry Brainin
Conductor: Robert Farnon
Period: Modern
10. Jump for Joy, for pops orchestra by Henry Croudson
11. The Kiss, for pops orchestra by José Belmonte
Performer: Angela Morley
Conductor: Angela Morley
12. Leo, for pops orchestra (from "Musical Horoscope") by Hal Mooney
Conductor: Hal Mooney
13. Moonlight on the Ganges, for pops orchestra by Sherman Myers
Conductor: Gordon Jenkins
Period: Modern
14. Noche Amour, for pops orchestra by Joseph F. Kuhn
15. On Your Toes: Quiet night by Richard Rodgers
Conductor: Andre Kostelanetz
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; USA
16. Rose-Beetle Goes A-Wooing, for pops orchestra by José Armándola
17. Sunshine Express, for pops orchestra by Jack Coles
Conductor: Eric Cook
18. Unless, song by Tolchard Evans
Conductor: Peter Yorke
19. Vanity Fair by Percy Fletcher
Conductor: Jay Wilbur
20. What is there to say by Vernon Duke
Conductor: Morton Gould
Period: 20th Century
21. Xarafes, for pops orchestra by Guy Brain
22. Yellow, for pops orchestra by Jeff Alexander
Conductor: Frank Sinatra
23. Tiptoe Through the Tulips by Joe [Composer] Burke
Conductor: Ronald Binge
Period: Modern
24. Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen
Conductor: Frank Chacksfield
Period: 20th Century
25. Words and Music, song for voice & piano by Richard R. Bennett
Conductor: George Melachrino
Period: Contemporary
26. Zingara, Op. 27/2 by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Conductor: George Melachrino
Period: Romantic
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