The Golden Age Of Light Music: Nature's Realm

Release Date: 12/11/2012
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GLCD5194
Performer: The Wayfarers
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Initially this collection of Light Music was intended to reflect the scenic beauty of our world, but it soon became apparent that composers often took a different view - the opening track - Thunder and Lightning Polka - being a good example! Sometimes the word 'nature' means anything about our planet which is non-human, so this automatically encompasses the animal world, in all its myriad of forms. In total this offers many opportunities for composers to give their creative juices full rein, which explains why "Nature's Realm" is certainly much more varied, and hopefully exciting, than the sequence of serene melodies which the album's title originally suggested. Familiar names such as Sidney Torch, Morton Gould, Frank Chacksfield, Dolf van der Linden, Ron Goodwin, Percy Faith and George Melachrino and joined by Frederick Fennell, Cedric Dumont, Gerard Calvia and Felix Slatkin - among others - ensuring a wealth of varied orchestral colours.
Works on This Recording
1. Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Sidney Torch
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Stormy weather by Harold Arlen
Conductor: Morton Gould
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1933 ; USA
3. Misty Valley, for pops orchestra by Peter Yorke
Conductor: Frank Chacksfield
Period: Modern
4. Tango in the Rain, for pops orchestra by Lothar Olias
Conductor: Ray Martin
Period: Modern
5. Over the Hills and Far Away, for pops orchestra by Frederic Curzon
Period: Modern
6. Meadow Mist by Trevor Duncan
Period: 20th Century
7. Saga of the Seven Seas, for pops orchestra by Clive Richardson
Conductor: Curt Andersen
Period: Modern
8. Summer Skies by Leroy Anderson
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Period: 20th Century
9. Wandering the King's Highway, for voice & orchestra by Leslie Coward
Conductor: Robert Farnon
10. The New Moon: Softly, as in a morning sunrise by Sigmund Romberg
Conductor: George Melachrino
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; USA
11. Fireflies by Peter Yorke
Conductor: Sidney Torch
Period: Modern
12. September in the Rain by Harry Warren
Conductor: Ronald Binge
Period: Modern
13. Blue Is The Night by Percy Faith
Conductor: Percy Faith
Period: Modern
14. Whirlwind, for pops orchestra by Eric Spear
Conductor: Charles Williams
Period: Modern
15. Countrywide, for pops orchestra by Anthony Mawer
Conductor: Hugh Granville
Period: Modern
16. Tonnerre sur la Louisiane (Thunder in Louisiana), for pops orchestra by Gérard Calvi
Conductor: Gérard Calvi
Period: Modern
17. Headland Country, for pops orchestra by Robert Farnon
Conductor: Robert Farnon
Period: Modern
18. Trotting Class, for pops orchestra by Bruce Campbell
Period: Modern
19. Landscape (Paysages), for pops orchestra by Roger Roger
Conductor: Roger Roger
Period: Modern
20. The Mad Mountain Ride, for pops orchestra by George Trevare
Conductor: Sidney Torch
Period: Modern
21. Spring Idyll, for pops orchestra by Cyril Watters
Conductor: Cedric Dumont
Period: Modern
22. Whistle Down the Wind, film score by Malcolm Arnold
Performer: The Wayfarers (Trio)
Period: Modern
Written: 1961 ;
23. Whirlpool, film score by Ron Goodwin
Conductor: Ron Goodwin
Period: Modern
24. Twilight On Los Pamas, for orchestra by Dominico Savino
Conductor: Richard Hayman
Period: Modern
25. Grand Canyon Suite: Sunrise by Ferde [Composer] Grofe
Conductor: Felix Slatkin
Period: Modern
Written: 1931 ; United States of Ame
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