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GL 5103

The Golden Age of Light Music: The 1950s

The Classical Shop
release date: June 2006

Originally recorded in 2006

Artists:

Danish State Radio Orchestra


New Concert Orchestra


The Stanley Black Orchestra


Melachrino Orchestra


Sidney Torch Orchestra


Charles Williams Concert Orchestra


David Rose Orchestra


Dolf van der Linden Metropole Orchestra


Frank Chacksfield Orchestra


Edmundo Ros Orchestra


Grosvenor Concert Orchestra


Paul Weston Orchestra


Monty Kelly & his Orchestra


Billy Cotton Band


Camarata


Henri Rene Orchestra


Philip Green Orchestra


Ray Martin Concert Orchestra


Queen's Hall Light Orchestra


Percy Faith Orchestra


Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra


Mantovani Orchestra


Robert Farnon


Dolf van der Linden


Charles Williams


Sidney Torch


David Rose


Ray Martin


Mantovani


Philip Green


Percy Faith


Frank Chacksfield


George Melachrino


Edmundo Ros


Hugo Winterhalter


Frederic Curzon


Roberto Inglez


Paul Weston


Peder van Zuider


Monty Kelly


Billy Cotton


Henri Rene


Stanley Black


R. de Porten



Producer:

David Ades



Record Label
Guild Light

Genre:

Light Music




Total Time - 77:42
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GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN

Select Complete Single Disc for
1 

Liza

2:27
 David Rose
 

DUKE ELLINGTON

2 

Caravan

2:35
 Philip Green
 

MARSHALL ROSS

3 

Marching Strings

2:21
 Edmundo Ros
 

BRADFORD FRANKS PERKINS

4 

Fandango

2:48
 Hugo Winterhalter
 

CHARLES WILLIAMS

5 

Heart-O-London

2:42
 Charles Williams
 

BRETT WILSON

6 

Hey Presto!

2:46
  Arr. Trevor Duncan  
 Frederic Curzon
 

NOEL GAY

7 

The Melody Maker

3:01
 Roberto Inglez
 

ROBERT FARNON

8 

Proud Canvas

2:07
 Robert Farnon
 

RICHARD ADDINSELL

9 

Festival

2:55
  Mantovani
 

RODGERS & HART

10 

Blue Moon

2:55
 Paul Weston
 

RAY MARTIN

11 

Dancing Bells

2:47
 Peder van Zuider
 

AUGUSTIN LARA

12 

Granada

2:42
 Monty Kelly
 

JOE HEYNE

13 

Petite Waltz

3:04
 Billy Cotton
 

SIDNEY TORCH

14 

Shortcake Walk

2:16
 Sidney Torch
 

R. HEYWOOD

15 

Flirtationi Waltz

3:03
 Frank Chacksfield
 

ANGELA MORLEY

16 

Angel Cake

2:45
 Dolf van der Linden
 

DAVID ROSE

17 

Waltz of the Bubbles

2:15
 David Rose
 

ROBERT BUSBY

18 

Sportsmaster

2:50
 Robert Farnon
 

EDWARD WHITE

19 

Paris Interlude

3:05
 

CHARLES TRENET

20 

At Last, At Last

2:50
 Ray Martin
 

BUSCH & DELUGG

21 

Roller Coaster

2:54
 Henri Rene
 

AHLERT

22 

The Moon Was Yellow

2:37
 Stanley Black
 

CYRIL WATTERS

23 

Piccadilly Spree

2:34
 R. de Porten
 

GEOFFREY HENMAN

24 

Champagne March

2:48
 Robert Farnon
 

ESY MORALES

25 

Jungle Fantasy

3:13
 Percy Faith
 

TRADITIONAL

26 

Parade of the Film Hits

9:22
  Broadway Melody/Laura/Wedding of the Painted Doll/Please/Over the Rainbow/A Fine Romance/Be My love/La Ronde/The Trolley Song  
 George Melachrino


With the new decade came a revolution in the way in which music would be heard in the home, thanks to the arrival of high fidelity sound and the long-playing record. Both were ideally suited to the requirements of light orchestras, and before long their albums were selling in millions. But for a while 78 and 45rpm singles still dominated the market, and Light Music featured regularly in the lists of latest releases from the record companies. New names such as Ray Martin and Ron Goodwin emerged to challenge the past masters, but there was plenty of room for everyone and the record-buying public were the main beneficiaries. This third CD in Guild’s new Light Music series provides a ‘snapshot’ of a world that was determined to start enjoying itself once again, and the bright and breezy sounds produced by so many orchestras world-wide undoubtedly contributed towards those happy feelings.

"Altogether a fine album of attractive, evocative and nostalgic music. But never let these adjectives get in the way of the fact that this is good, well constructed, beautifully orchestrated and well balanced music. Just because there is a good tune and a bit of a swing does not invalidate its claim to be great music. Light music is an art of its own and thankfully listeners realise that this legacy is of value and worthy of preservation and propagation. Well done Guild! Let’s hope that there are a few more albums like this ‘on the stocks.’"


John France - MusicWeb-International.com - 8 June 2004




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