The Golden Age Of Light Music: The Lost Transcriptions, Vol. 1

Release Date: 5/10/2011
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GLCD5174
Performer: Lou Whiteson
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
What are 'Transcriptions' and why have they been 'lost'? Generally speaking the term refers to recordings of live performances made for use by broadcasting organisations before the advent of audio tape. The majority of these discs were destroyed after use, and those that have survived (mostly in private collections) are of historical importance. This CD includes rare, long forgotten performances by the likes of Sidney Torch, David Rose, Percy Faith and George Melachrino. They were recorded by names familiar within broadcasting circles such as the BBC, Standard, World, Thesaurus and Lang-Worth, to name just a few. Another valuable source was the entertainment arms of the Armed Forces during World War 2, including the Overseas Recorded Broadcasting Service in Britain, and the Armed Forces Radio Service in the USA.
Works on This Recording
1. Strike up the Band: Strike up the band by George Gershwin
Conductor: Sidney Torch
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927/1929 ; New York, USA
2. Swing Time: Medley by Jerome Kern
Conductor: Sidney Torch
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; USA
3. Ragging the Scales, for pops orchestra by Edward B. Claypoole
Conductor: Percy Faith
Period: Modern
4. The Butterfly and the Alligator, for pops orchestra by David Rose
Conductor: David Rose
Period: Modern
5. If You Please (for the film "Dixie") by Johnny [Lyricist] Burke
Conductor: Sidney Torch
6. Primavera, for pops orchestra by Jupe Elders
Period: Modern
7. Pepper Tree Lane, for pops orchestra (from "Hollywood Bowl Suite") by David Rose
Conductor: David Rose
Period: Modern
8. Balboa Barcarolle, for pops orchestra by Vernon Duke
Conductor: Percy Faith
Period: Modern
9. La Bamba de Vera Cruz, traditional dance melody by Mexican Traditional
Conductor: Percy Faith
10. Song of the Flame: Song of the Flame by George Gershwin
Conductor: Phil Spitalny
Period: Modern
Written: 1925 ;
Performer: Lou Whiteson (Violin)
Conductor: Sidney Torch
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; USA
12. Wizard of Oz: Ding! Dong! The Witch Is Dead by Harold Arlen
Conductor: David Rose
Period: Modern
13. El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor), for pops orchestra by Moises Simons
Conductor: George Melachrino
Period: Modern
14. Jota, for pops orchestra (from "Spanish Dance Suite") by Anthony Collins
Conductor: Philip Green
Period: Modern
15. Three Sketches, for pops orchestra by Don Gillis
Conductor: Harry Bluestone
Period: Modern
16. Dance of the Frogs, for pops orchestra (based on the song "Frog Went a-Courtin'") by Lamar Stringfield
Conductor: Lewis Williams
Period: Modern
17. Praeludium by Armas Järnefelt
Conductor: Eric Robinson
Period: 20th Century
18. The Three Men by Eric Coates
Conductor: George Melachrino
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; England
19. Overture romantique (Romantic Overture), for orchestra by Béla Kéler (Adalbert Paul
Conductor: F. Vivian Dunn
Period: Romantic
20. Too Romantic, song (from "Road to Singapore") by James V. Monaco
Conductor: Leith Stevens
Period: Modern
21. Flying Down to Rio by Vincent Youmans
Conductor: Carmen Dragon
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1933 ; USA
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