The Golden Age Of Light Music: Melody Mixture

Release Date: 6/11/2013
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GLCD5197
Number of Discs: 1

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Works on This Recording
1. Cab Rank, for pops orchestra by Dolf van der Linden
Conductor: Ludo Philipp
Period: Modern
2. Mr. Lucky: Theme by Henry Mancini
Conductor: Frank Cordell
Period: Contemporary
Conductor: Wal-Berg
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; USA
4. The Sundowners: Down Under by Dimitri Tiomkin
Performer: Tommy Reilly (Harmonica)
Conductor: Wally Stott
5. Butterfield 8: Gloria's Theme by Bronislaw Kaper
Conductor: David Rose
Period: Modern
Written: 1960 ;
6. Happy End: Bilbao Song by Kurt Weill
Conductor: Percy Faith
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1929 ; Berlin, Germany
7. With Tongue in Cheek, for pops orchestra by Trevor Duncan
Conductor: Curt Andersen
Period: Modern
8. Spring Collection by Peter [Composer] Hope
Period: Modern
9. Scurry for Strings by Lester B. Hart
Period: Modern
10. Spinette, for pops orchestra by Murray Newman
Conductor: Bruce Campbell
Period: Modern
11. The Cool Caballero, for pops orchestra by Bernie Wayne
Conductor: Bernie Wayne
Period: Modern
12. Pleasure Island, for pops orchestra by Ron Goodwin
Conductor: Ron Goodwin
Period: Modern
13. Alma mia, for pops orchestra by Fred Hartley
Conductor: Fred Hartley
Orchestra/Ensemble: Fred Hartley Music
Period: Modern
14. I Aim at the Stars, film theme by Laurie Johnson
Conductor: Laurie Johnson
Period: Modern
15. Dear Old Pals, for pops orchestra by Angela Morley
Conductor: Angela Morley
Period: Modern
16. Leaps and Bounds, for pops orchestra by Cyril Watters
Period: Modern
17. Tango of the Flowers, for pops orchestra by Juan Rosa
Period: Modern
18. Peacock in Piccadilly, for pops orchestra by Wilfred Burns
Conductor: Louis Voss
Period: Modern
19. Continental Highways, for pops orchestra by Harold Geller
Conductor: Laurie Johnson
Period: Modern
20. Galop on Strings by Tom Wyler
Conductor: Tom Wyler
Period: Modern
21. Latin-American Symphonette: Guaracha by Morton Gould
Conductor: Sidney Torch
Period: Modern
Written: 1941 ;
22. Brandy Snaps, for pops orchestra by Peter Yorke
Period: Modern
23. Chicken Noodle, for pops orchestra by Peter Dennis
Period: Modern
24. Route nationale, for pops orchestra by Roger Roger
Conductor: Philippe Pares
Period: Modern
25. On Stage, for pops orchestra by Billy Mack
Period: Modern
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Unlike many of the CDs in this "Golden Age of Light Music" series, this collection does not have a special theme or concept. It is simply a varied mixture of melodies featuring works by composers who are well-known to light music aficionados, plus a good helping of pieces by 'giants' of the music world, such as Henry Mancini (his laid-back theme for the TV series "Mr Lucky"), Duke Ellington (his evocative standard "Caravan" gets a special treatment by the Wal-Berg Orchestra) and Ron Goodwin (with one of his own compositions "Pleasure Island"). Most of these numbers have been considered for recent collections, but had been temporarily 'shelved' for various reasons - usually because the CDs were already full. But they don't deserve to be forgotten, because they all possess their own special charms. Therefore the 'Mixture' offers the big names mentioned above, together with several (the likes of Dolf van der Linden, Trevor Duncan, Cyril Watters, Angela Morley and Bernie Wayne) who have become Guild favourites as a result of their less familiar works finally receiving the attention they fully deserve.
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