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The second volume in Lorie's Young at Heart collection, this songbook includes solo piano arrangements of all 14 songs from her CD of traditional classics that have been featured in the audience requests portion of her live concerts. The real book is extremely accurate, neat and is designed above all, for practical use. This new second edition contains tunes that are re-arranged and re-transcribed so that you may study and play these works accurately.
A new pocket-sized edition of this popular title. The Real Book is extremely accurate, neat and is designed above all, for practical use. Features fantastic upfront photos and an introduction on the Recording Academy.
More than 50 award-winning songs from the past five decades, all in our famous notation! Includes photos and an introduction about the Recording Academy. Centrum Dystrybucji Nut nuty. Opracowanie na:. Rhys Donald Lloyd Thomas was familiar to radio listeners with his popular organ recitals. Born in South Wales, during his early career he played piano before becoming one of the major organists on the Granada circuit.
His other pseudonyms included John Barclay and Pedro Gonzalez. He was also an accomplished composer with his works willingly accepted by several background music publishers. Since their days involved in pre-war British films he was closely associated with Charles Williams, and arranged some of his compositions.
George French b. He clearly had a gift for composing, but his recorded output was not substantial. Little Debbie was dedicated to his daughter. He moved to Brussels inthough he continued to arrange, compose and conduct albums all over Europe, including France, Germany and Italy before moving finally to Spain where he died in Canadian born Robert Joseph Farnon is featured as both composer and conductor in this collection. Light Music enthusiasts will not need reminding of his tremendous influence on this area of the international music scene during the second half of the last century.
His beautifully crafted melodies, numbering several hundreds in total, have been heard throughout the world in radio, television and films. Musically he was mainly self-taught and started contributing occasional mood music pieces to De Wolfe in before joining the staff inwhere he remained until During this period he composed almost titles exclusively for them.
But his talents had been noticed by other London publishers and after leaving De Wolfe his name appeared on discs issued by almost all of the major production music libraries. Peter Yorke is a regular contributor to this series of CDs, as composer, arranger and conductor. After a period in British Dance Bands of the s and s, he graduated to arranging for Louis Levy before eventually forming his own concert orchestra for recording and broadcasting.
John Herbert Foulds was a classical British composer who also succeeded in writing light music and theatre scores. He was unfairly neglected for much of the later years of the 20 th century, but there has recently been a revival of interest in his work.
From to he lived in Paris, which was obviously the inspiration for Le Cabaret. Jack Beaver was reputed to be a workaholic, who would dash between engagements in various parts of the country, often completing scores for theatrical productions during long train journeys en route.
He also worked on well over films and documentaries. Beaver contributed original works to most of the London publishers who ran Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero own recorded music libraries.
This is just one of a series of catchy instrumentals that have flowed from his pen, and he seemed particularly gifted at writing marches with a sporting or show business theme.
Ascot Parade falls into the former category; there was a Stop Me - Vision (22) - One And The Same when it seemed to be heard in almost every newsreel containing horse racing scenes.
Dolf van der Linden real name David Gysbert van der Linden, was the leading figure on the light music scene in the Netherlands from the s until the s.
As well as broadcasting frequently with his Metropole Orchestra, he made numerous recordings for the background music libraries of major music publishers. He also made transcription recordings for Dutch radio and other companies. He was a prolific composer in his own right and The Watermill was widely praised. London-born Fredric Bayco was an organist and composer who contributed pieces to several libraries, sometimes with an historical feel. Eric Spear will forever be associated with the theme for the TV series "Coronation Street", but this was only one of many light music works he composed.
After military service during the Second World War he worked at Elstree studios before eventually becoming a freelance film composer and musical director. He had many pieces Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero by various London publishers.
Former cinema organist Ronald Hanmer composed over pieces for various background music libraries, which must make him one of the most prolific composers specialising in this field. He had numerous pieces published by Chappells when he was the main contributor to their Recorded Music Library, and his Machine Ballet was regarded as a landmark piece of industrial music when it first appeared in Like several pieces in this collection, it has been specially requested by production Albero - No Artist - Effetti Sonori / Sound Effects Vol.
5 enthusiasts, having never previously been available on a commercial release. Christmas Celebration. George H. Cummings, arr. Marks, arr. Coots, arr. Wilhousky; Mykola Leontovich, arr. John Byrom; John Wainwright, arr. Both categories can be found in abundance in this collection, which offers tasteful orchestral settings of some of the best known carols from various countries alongside the catchy novelties that make Christmas such a happy time of the year.
In the hands of the top arrangers and orchestras assembled on this CD, there is every chance that the discerning listener will discover some new sounds that add a welcome vibrancy to old, familiar friends. The six conductors performing the music for our enjoyment were among the most famous in the world towards the end of the s, when these stereo recordings were made. In he began touring internationally with his band, achieving considerable popularity in Japan, Korea and Brazil. His Christmas LP for Dot Records, from which the titles in this collection are taken, tastefully combined a small choir with the orchestra.
It is possible that Billy Vaughn may have surprised some of his usual fans with the restrained treatment of his Christmas melodies, given his reputation for recordings that were often more strident. But when Percy Faith turned his attention to this repertoire there was no doubt that he would treat it with proper respect.
Faith was born in Toronto, Canada, and originally he expected that his musical career would be as a concert pianist.
But he injured his hands in a fire, which forced him to turn to composing, arranging and conducting. During the s his programme "Music By Faith" was carried by the Mutual network in the USA, which prompted offers of work south of the border. He eventually succumbed inleaving Robert Farnon previously his lead trumpeter to conduct his Canadian orchestra.
Unlike most of his contemporaries, Faith arranged all his own material, and his exciting and vibrant scores made his work stand out among the rest.
Faith was always busy, whether working in the recording studios, radio, television or films. Today it is his numerous albums that have created a resurgence of interest in his work, thanks to their reissue on CD. More than once his record company commissioned him to produce superior albums for the Christmas market, and they remain highly collectable. The LP era was the perfect vehicle for his inventive scores including some by his right-hand man, William Hill-Bowenalthough as early as his Christmas Fantasy on two sides of an HMV 78 - reissued on Guild GLCD had left his admirers hoping for more.
Melachrinowas one of the big names in British light music from the s to the s. He was also in demand as a singer, and can be heard on recordings with Carroll Gibbons and others. After the war Melachrino retained the finest IV Finale.
Presto - Jascha Heifetz - The Complete Stereo Collection (Remastered) of his service band to form the magnificent orchestra that went on to achieve worldwide fame, mainly through its superb long-playing record albums which sold in millions. Many tuneful pieces of light music flowed from his pen, and he developed a unique arranging style which was instantly recognisable. Melachrino built up a thriving entertainment organisation also involved in films, theatre and broadcasting and EMI used his talents extensively when stereo arrived.
She recalled Help Me - Various - Breaking Down The Barriers 1995-2005, Ten Years Of Afe (File) it was just intended as a piece of fun, but Farnon insisted that it should be shown to his publishers, Chappells, who added it to their mood music library — appropriately conducted by Farnon himself.
When Philips Records launched in Britain in she was placed under contract to arrange and accompany many of their stars, but she was also fortunate in being given the opportunity to record many orchestral numbers, both on singles and LPs. Angela was also a frequent contributor to the Chappell Recorded Music Library, with several of her works at last available for the first time on previous Guild CDs.
In her later career she was much in demand for film scores, and also assisted leading composers on major projects — working with John Williams on "Star Wars" being a prime example. Her TV credits included "Dallas" and "Dynasty". For years Leroy Anderson was the full-time arranger, so it seems only right that the orchestra should play his Sleigh Ride on this CD. Such was its popularity that it managed to reach No. The arrangers of the other popular melodies played by the orchestra selected for this CD originally received due credit for their important contributions on the LP sleeve — something that rarely happened in those days.
On the other hand Richard Warren Joseph Hayman b. This formula brought him two chart successes in the early s, with 78s of Ruby and April In Portugal. Although details are difficult to confirm, Mantovani always maintained that he came to England Ascensor - Macho (13) - Macho aged only four, and it is believed that he may have accompanied his father who was playing with a touring Italian opera company which performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in The family seems to have settled permanently in England in But the young Mantovani showed leanings towards the popular music of the day, and he embarked upon a career that was typical for many aspiring musicians in the early years of the last century.
His studies had equipped him well as both a violinist and pianist, and it was not long before he became proficient at composing and arranging. Living in the capital city there were plenty of opportunities for work in restaurants, hotels and theatres, and while still in his teens he realised that conducting was another skill that came easily to him.
This was the era that witnessed the birth of radio, and the emergence of gramophone records as a major source of home entertainment. Naturally Mantovani was in demand for both, and by his name was starting to be recognised by music lovers: it was in this year that he began his series of popular recordings conducting his Tipica Orchestra. There was a steady demand for dance music, and Mantovani tended to specialise in Latin American styles, resulting in two minor hits in the USA in and Red Sails in the Sunset and Serenade in the Night.
Gradually his recorded repertoire expanded to include pieces of concert-style light music, and this laid the foundations for the large orchestra, with the emphasis on strings, that was to bring him universal acclaim from the early s onwards.
But Bucaramanga - Rafał Sarnecki - The Madman Rambles Again world-wide acclaim that greeted Charmaine in forced him to devote all his energies thereafter to recording and performing concerts in Britain and overseas with the great orchestra that has ensured his well-deserved place in the history of popular music.
But he was well served by some other talented arrangers, and Cecil Milner created the delightful setting of the traditional air Nazareth. Choosing the right melodies to open and close collections such as this can often pose problems for compilers. If you have already purchased the first two volumes in this series on GLCD and the next few paragraphs may be familiar to you, but it is important that the background behind these recordings is revealed.
When the full misery of the Second World War was becoming all too apparent in the early months ofthe BBC the sole British broadcaster at the time was persuaded that the public needed cheering up, and morale-boosting radio programmes would be an Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero addition to other forms of popular entertainment such as the cinema and variety theatres.
Radio shows were gradually being relayed to factories to relieve the monotony of mass production, especially in the fields of armaments and other essential war supplies, and it was believed that bright and cheerful music might even increase output. One can imagine the number of meetings and internal soul-searching that must have taken place before the BBC would embark upon such a step.
But somehow a programme called "Music While You Work" did survive all the planning obstacles, and the first broadcast took place at It became something of an institution in British broadcasting, where it was to remain in the schedules for an unbroken run of 27 years. The man credited with the original idea — and its successful implementation — was Wynford Reynolds After some early experiments with light classics the feedback from the factories soon indicated that workers preferred tunes they knew and to which they could sing along.
The BBC could not be expected to broadcast to such a restricted formula throughout the entire day - after all, they had a large audience of listeners in their homes.
Gramophone records provided the answer as far as the factories were concerned; when the radio programmes were not suitable for the workforce the Tannoy public address system resorted to records played by one of the staff. These were not intended to be an accurate carbon copy of the BBC broadcasts, and the orchestras on the Decca records mostly their contract artists did not necessarily also perform on the radio.
Following this rather slow start, the floodgates opened, and nearly more were Suite No. 5 In G Major - The Dolmetsch Consort - Favourite Recorder Music From Five Centuries be released before the final ones appeared in January The series was quickly deleted, and throughout the existence of the label Decca publicity had been sketchy, to say the least.
The record buying public was often unaware of what was available, so consequently some of the titles must be quite rare. The orchestras chosen for these recordings would have been familiar to the public at the time. Since then it has undergone changes of name, various refurbishments and different kinds of productions, ranging from variety and operetta to ballet and opera — it is now the home of English National Opera.
Originally a pianist, it seems he gave his first broadcast from Plymouth in where he was resident conductor at the Palace Theatre, and was hired by the BBC for "Music While You Work" soon after the programme was launched. Reginald Pursglove was an accomplished violinist who worked with many of the British dance bands in the s and s.
During four decades he was heard regularly on the radio fronting various ensembles, such as small groups, right up to light orchestras which gradually assumed greater prominence as dance bands were heard less frequently on the air. Harry Davidson enjoyed two successful, and different, careers before and following the Second World War. After various engagements around London and the north-east of England spanning the years tohe finally secured the highly prestigious appointment as organist at the newly built Commodore Theatre at Hammersmith in London.
The Commodore had a fine piece orchestra conducted by Joseph Muscant and, by the early s, it had acquired a loyal national following for its regular broadcasts. Funky Alkohol (Nervy) - J.A.R. - Mydli-To! November his series "Those Were The Days" appeared for the first time, providing listeners at home with a regular helping Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero melodious old-time dance music.
It became a permanent fixture in the schedules with Harry in charge until ill-health forced him to retire in November But such was its popularity that the programme continued under Sidney Davey for another twelve years.
Considering his musical background, it is likely that Wynford Hubert Reynolds had little problem in persuading the BBC that he had the necessary knowledge to launch "Music While You Work". He was already on the staff of the BBC as a producer, although he was also an experienced performer. He was Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero in Ebbw Vale, Wales, and his early musical training at the Royal Academy of Music concentrated on the violin, viola and composition.
He left this position inand went back to performing on radio, not only in "Music While You Work" but also, later, in popular shows such as "Bright and Early" and "Morning Music". In common with so many musicians of his era, Harry Fryer found work playing for silent films and gradually progressed to conducting at London theatres and leading venues in and around the capital. He was a regular broadcaster, both before the war and later frequently on radio in "Music While You Work".
By the end of the war he had become a household name and there seems little doubt that, had it not been for his death in aged only 50, his talents would have been much in demand during the post-war years.
Richard Crean became a familiar name in the s through his association with the London Palladium Orchestra. Then a spell at Ilford Hippodrome in variety led to his appointment in as conductor of the London Palladium Orchestra featured on several Guild Light Music CDs which lasted for around five years, until he formed his own orchestra which he conducted, on and off, for the rest of his life. It seems a shame that tuneful, uninterrupted music now seems totally absent from broadcasting schedules.
Our opening track, Bright And Breezyallows the spotlight to be turned on a talented and prolific composer who remains unknown to most music lovers.
Then he was taken on by publishers Lawrence Wright followed by Paxton Music as their representative based in Amsterdam. Paxton had a thriving mood music library, but a ban by the Musicians' Union at the end of the s meant that London publishers could no longer record in Britain.
Paxton decided that their mood music 78s should be recorded in the Netherlands by Dolf van der Linden and his Metropole Orchestra, and Berry's experience proved very useful in setting this up.
He returned to the London office in and was responsible for producing numerous titles issued by Paxton during the s. This did not prevent him from writing for other libraries such as De Wolfe, Charles Brull and Synchro, for whom he wrote our opening track Bright And Breezy. At the end of the s Berry was head-hunted to start the Southern Library of Recorded Music now owned by Universal which issued its first recordings on 78s in Eventually he emigrated to South Africa, before finally returning to England to do freelance work including some film commissions in Germany.
Another composer and conductor who played a leading role in London's production music libraries was Charles Williams born Isaac Cozerbreit, Right from the start of the 'talkies' he provided scores for Fingertips - Squeeze - Ridiculous - Remastered And Extended With Extra Tracks British films, and his Dream Of Olwen is still remembered long after the film in which it appeared - 'While I Live'.
In he reached the American charts with Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero theme for the film 'The Apartment', although in reality the producers had resurrected one of his earlier works Jealous Lover which itself originated in a British film 'The Romantic Age' starring Mai Zetterling and Petula Clark. Among many commercial versions around the world, Billy Vaughan on this CD produced one of the best although pianists Ferrante and Teicher made the hit version.
The Harry Warren standard Carnival was a big success as a virtuoso trumpet number for Harry James, but it is nice to hear how a fine orchestral arrangement can give it a new lease of life. Texas born Les Baxter tended to be asked by his record companies to record pieces with an 'exotic' appeal, but this proves that he could turn his hand to many different styles.
Robert Farnon conjures up the excitement of the American Wild West with his spirited version of They Call The Wind Mariathen George Melachrino provides a pleasant contrast with a romantic portrait of an Italian young lady. Musically he was mainly self-taught and started contributing occasional mood music pieces to De Wolfe in his first was Palm Beach Interludebefore joining the staff inwhere he remained until For many years, due to his work commitments, Anthony lived in North London and Elstree.
He and his wife moved to North Wales inwhere he died on 30 April aged 68 following a heart attack. A relaxed mood is restored with a sublime version of Erroll Garner's Misty. Regrettably the actual arranger was not credited on the Bonnie Raitt - Green Light. The oboe is featured strongly, and the quality of the playing suggests that we may be hearing Ivor Slaneywho was a leading session musician.
Later he appears as composer of Stringendo. For much of the time The Knightsbridge Strings was a piece string ensemble which was started by the new label Top Rank at the end of the s, and was directed by British conductor-arrangers Malcolm Lockyer and Reg Owen William Davies full name William Arthur Davies, was a pianist, organist, composer and conductor who became a household name in Britain, thanks to his regular appearances on the BBC Light Programme and later Radio 2, especially in connection with the programme 'Friday Night Is Music Night'.
He occasionally introduced his own compositions into programmes such as 'Music Box', 'The Organist Over And Over - Onra - Fundamentals (Instrumentals) and 'Just William', and he makes a welcome first appearance on Guild with his catchy Toy Town Trumpeters.
Around the same time the Italian cinema regularly employed Nino Rota real name Giovanni Rota Rinaldi, to create inspired scores that lifted every scene, and 'La Dolce Vita' remains a landmark movie of that era. Ernie Freeman was an American pianist, organist, arranger and conductor.
After early work in several swing-era bands, during the s he was busy on many pop sessions, sometimes using pseudonyms. Midi Midinette finds him in the world of lush strings, in which he chose to hide his identity as 'Sir Chauncey'. From the late s onwards Cyril Ornadel b. Fahey's mastery of the orchestra is given full rein in this extended version of the Cole Porter classic Begin The Beguine. Maurice Grabmann's Kristina is one of the early 78s on the newly-launched Southern Production Music Library label in From the same source, three tracks later we hear Place Du Tertrededicated by its composer to that famous part of Montmartre.
The very first release by Southern was Up And Coming by Cyril Wattersand this completes the trio from a library new to Guild. Robert Farnon is back, this time as composer of Sea Shore. He was commissioned by Players Cigarettes to write it for a series of TV commercials, and such was the public's response that Angela Morley then working as 'Wally Stott' recorded it commercially with the famous piano duettists Rawicz and Landauer.
Guy Luypaerts b. Conductor and composer are teamed up again in Dancing Daffodils. The UK Embassy label sold its records through Woolworths stores, and much of their output consisted of cover versions of popular hits at lower prices. But they also made some interesting orchestral albums, and Jacques Leroy's version of the Spanish Gypsy Dance was one of the best available. He worked extensively in radio and television, and was a frequent visitor to recording studios conducting the Hollywood Bowl and Capitol Symphony Orchestras.
He also arranged and conducted for the Standard School Broadcast Transcription Service, and his version of San Francisco which cleverly includes brief snatches acknowledging the Californian city's cosmopolitan population deserves to be heard by a wider audience. Although some British Dance Band purists might disagree, possibly the most famous of the pre-war bands was fronted by Jack Hylton, born John Greenhalgh Hilton The band made numerous records and toured widely in Britain and overseas.
His talented arrangers sometimes produced 'concert' versions of popular songs. Often these were created by Billy Ternent, but it was the Dutch bandleader and composer, Melle Weersma, who was responsible for the inventive treatment of Sweet Sue. The same sessions also produced Summerdance on Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero CD. The celebrated German composer Ernst Fischer was born in Magdeburg.
During his early career he wrote many piano pieces, and he also played the organ using the pseudonym 'Marcel Palotti'. It has been performed by orchestras all over the world, and the first movement In A Harbour Town remains particularly popular. Possibly the composer's love of the organ was responsible for the few discrete passages in each movement; this instrument was absent from later recordings.
Bruno Seidler-Winkler conducted the first complete recording which was released by HMV's German subsidiary in Surprisingly this does not appear to have reached HMV's British catalogue. Bruno Seidler-Winkler was one of the early 'house orchestras' of the gramophone, having worked with Deutsche Grammophon from to He then spent two years in Chicago, before returning to conduct the Berlin Radio Orchestra from tofinally taking up teaching.
He has his place in musical history for making the original recording of Lili Marlene with Lale Anderson in The booklet accompanying the first volume of 'Lost Transcriptions' GLCD explained in some detail exactly what these intriguing recordings actually are. For this second volume it is sufficient to say that the term usually refers to recordings made for use by broadcasting organisations before the advent of audio tape.
Sometimes these were simply broadcasts that were recorded so that they could either be repeated, or sent on to other radio stations, frequently overseas.
A few companies started making their own programmes to sell to national broadcasting organisations: in Britain the BBC does not seem to have been very receptive to such sources, but elsewhere they were often welcomed.
As well as providing live entertainment the latter was able to reach small groups of servicemen in remote areas by playing the recordings over PA systems installed in vans. None of these wartime transcription discs were for sale, the intention being that they would be destroyed when the war ended.
Fortunately some servicemen decided to keep them as souvenirs, preserving for posterity a unique record of the kind of music that played an important part in the morale of fighting Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero.
The sound quality of these discs is generally good, and modern digital restoration makes them very enjoyable. Only occasionally are there slight traces of distortion, which cannot be removed completely, but their historical importance dictates that they should not be rejected for such minor imperfections. Transcription discs became an important part of the broadcasting scene for many countries, and they lasted long after the war ended.
Only one track in this collection actually dates from the war years, unlike the first volume in this series Ellie - AB&SO - Ellie EP contained many from that troubled period in history. All were leading figures in post-war orchestral popular music, and it is particularly interesting to listen to them in performances that were not Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero to be heard again and again, unlike the case with all commercial gramophone records.
Therefore they could allow themselves a certain freedom to experiment with new ideas, and the results can sometimes provide tantalising glimpses of the way in which their careers would develop and mature.
Percy Faith was born in Toronto, Canada, and originally he expected that his musical career would be as a concert pianist. During the s his programme 'Music By Faith' was carried by the Mutual network in the USA, which prompted offers of work south of the border.
Initially Faith concentrated on broadcasting, and his occasional recording sessions during the s were for several different companies. Things were to change when he signed a Columbia CBS contract inand he soon discovered that his singles sold well and the new long playing records needed the kind of popular instrumental sounds that had formed the basis of his broadcasts for Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero many years.
But today it is his numerous albums that have created a resurgence of interest in his work, thanks to their reissue on CD. Just A Little Bit - Them Featuring Van Morrison - The Story Of Them Featuring Van Morrison (The Ant died at Encino, California, on 9 Februaryaged They contained straight re-issues of their commercial recordings, alternate and out-takes of these recordings and different arrangements of pieces they had recorded commercially.
It has not been possible to date all of them accurately as surviving VOA programme logs only go up to but, using the dates of the commercial recordings which are on some of the discs as a guide, they are probably from between and What makes some of these VOA recordings of particular interest is that they gave Faith the opportunity to perform with artists he wouldn't normally work with as they were under contract to other record companies.
One such piece is Night Creature where he collaborates with Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington in a fascinating arrangement. Vincent 'Jimmy' Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero was a regular member of Faith's recording orchestra and also performed with most of the top symphony and popular orchestras in the USA. Our second featured conductor is Annunzio Paolo Mantovaniwho was the conductor of one of the most famous light orchestras in the world from the s onwards.
Around that time Mantovani was working closely with Coward in the theatre, and on recordings and radio productions. He conducted the theatre orchestra for Coward's 'Pacific ' premiered in from which comes Invitation To The Waltz. Imp on Broadway by the mysterious Abner C. Rosen seems to be a pseudonym for Mantovani and one Margaret Chan - Ponzoña / D.Rio - Split (File) his main arrangers Ronald Binge Like several of the other pieces in I Will Survive - Various - Discofox Party collection, it was written as a concert showpiece and was not considered for a commercial recording, thus making this the first time Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero has been available on record.
It was first performed publicly in a Mantovani concert at Bournemouth on 27 September Coronation Scot was the brainchild of Ronald Binge, who took the original arrangement by Cecil Milner of this famous Vivian Ellis melody and gave it a bright new livery. Described to Colin MacKenzie by Mantovani's recording manager, Tony D'Amato, as being 'masterfully scored with all the low instruments: probably two basses, cellos, trombones, euphonium, bottom piano keyboard, bassoon, bass drum not tuned timpstam-tam, wind machine?
He was clearly a gifted composer usually hiding behind nom-de-plumes such as Tulio Trapani and Pedro Manillabut rarely pushed his own works in preference to others, unlike some of his peers. Danse du Diable Devil's Dance is a widely admired piece of light music by Wal-Berg born in Istanbul as Voldemar Rosenberg who was a leading Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero in the French popular music scene.
A great favourite with audiences, it was a showcase for percussionist Charles Botterill. He was a pianist, organist, composer and conductor who became a household name in Britain, thanks to his regular appearances on the BBC Light Programme and later Radio 2, especially in connection with the programme 'Friday Night Is Music Night'.
Ronald Binge returns as composer of Snakes and Laddersand he was also responsible for the inspired arrangement of Henry Croudson's Rhapsody In Rhythm which brings Mantovani's segment of this CD to a rousing finale. It is interesting to compare this concert arrangement with the composer's own shorter version for the Bosworth mood music library on GLCD Now the spotlight falls on Sidney Torch born Sidney Torchinsky When he was called up for war service in he was posted to Blackpool where there was a large Royal Air Force Unit that provided entertainment for the tens of thousands of service personnel in the area.
Regular shows by and for the forces were produced at several Blackpool theatres, and contemporary theatre programmes show that many well known names from the world of light music were involved with these orchestras. From being one of Britain's finest theatre organists during the s, after his discharge from the RAF he emerged as a leading light music composer and conductor.
He became a frequent conductor and composer of mood music recordings for the Chappell Recorded Music Library, and many of his pieces have already appeared on previous Guild CDs. Among the rare tracks included here are four Torch compositions: Strike Up The Music his theme for 'London Studio Melodies' programmes on the BBC Transcription Service ; Barbecue which only originally appeared in the Chappell Recorded Music Library ; Amore Mio in a longer version than the recording for Chappells - Torch never made a commercial recording ; and Fandango which was Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero of his popular orchestral cameos.
Eric Coates needs no introduction to Guild 'regulars', but anyone in the fortunate position of discovering his music for the first time can be assured that he composed some of the finest light music of the last century. Wood Nymphs was one of his Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero works, especially under the baton Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero Sidney Torch who was noted for his brisk tempi.
Neither Proof - Pat Metheny - As It Is (DVD) Medley: a) Dearly Beloved b) Long Ago - Ornadel* And Starlight Symphony* - The Musical World Of Jero brilliant performances has previously been available on a commercial recording. In the BBC decided that it needed a new programme whose brief was: "to help people relax after the week's hard work and put them in the right mood for a happy weekend".
With Sidney Torch's full participation, the formula for "Friday Night Is Music Night" was devised - with such foresight that the programme survives to this very day. The BBC Concert Orchestra had been formed the previous year, and Torch conducted it for almost twenty years in this series, until his retirement in It is still regarded by many as 'his' programme, and his own compositions and arrangements are still regularly performed by 'his' BBC Concert Orchestra.
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