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GL 5104

Great British Light Orchestras

The Classical Shop
release date: June 2006

Originally recorded in 2006

Artists:

Robert Farnon Orchestra


New Concert Orchestra


The Stanley Black Orchestra


Mayfair Orchestra


Melachrino Orchestra


Sidney Torch Orchestra


Ron Goodwin Concert Orchestra


Charles Williams Concert Orchestra


Peter Yorke Concert Orchestra


Frank Chacksfield Orchestra


Edmundo Ros Orchestra


Geraldo New Concert Orchestra


Frank Cordell Orchestra


Norrie Paramor Orchestra


Harmonic Orchestra


Cyril Stapleton Orchestra


Philip Green Orchestra


Ray Martin Concert Orchestra


Louis Voss Orchestra


Queen's Hall Light Orchestra


London Symphony Orchestra


Mantovani Orchestra


Robert Farnon


Ron Goodwin


Hans May


Charles Williams


Sidney Torch


Walter Goehr


Eric Coates


Ray Martin


Mantovani


Philip Green


Peter Yorke


Jack Leon


Frank Chacksfield


George Melachrino


Edmundo Ros


Stanley Black


Cyril Stapleton


Frank Cordell


Norrie Paramor


Louis Voss


Geraldo



Producer:

David Ades



Record Label
Guild Light

Genre:

Light Music




Total Time - 77:50
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JOYCE COCHRANE

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1 

Honey Child

3:11
  Arr. Robert Farnon  
 Robert Farnon
 

MICHAEL RAPHAEL

2 

Gypsy Fiddler

2:43
 Ray Martin
 

LINDA & ZALDIVER

3 

Carnavalito

2:03
 Cyril Stapleton
 

CLIVE RICHARDSON

4 

Romantic Interlude

2:50
 Charles Williams
 

RAY MARTIN

5 

Magic Circles

2:38
  Geraldo
 

TRADITIONAL

6 

Oh Dear What Can the Matter Be

2:59
  Arr. Frank Cordell  
 Frank Cordell
 

ERIC COATES

7 

Television March

3:21
 Eric Coates
 

FERRAO

8 

April in Portugal

2:10
 Norrie Paramor
 

TRADITIONAL

9 

Cactus Polka

2:48
  Arr. E.H. Plumb and G. Walter  
 Walter Goehr
 

AMY WOODFORDE-FINDEN

10 

Kashmiri Song from Four Inidan Love Lyrics

3:17
  Mantovani
 

EDY MERS

11 

Rainbow Run

2:16
 Ron Goodwin
 

FRANK CHACKSFIELD

12 

Prelude to a Memory

2:41
 Frank Chacksfield
 

ROBERT FARNON

13 

Goodwood Galop

2:18
 Robert Farnon
 

EDWARD WHITE

14 

The Roundabout

2:56
 Jack Leon
 

GEORGE MELACHRINO

15 

Spring Morning

3:01
 George Melachrino
 

ANTONIN DVORAK

16 

Songs My Mother Taught Me

2:49
  Arr. Peter Yorke  
 Peter Yorke
 

VICTOR SCHERTZINGER

17 

Sand In My Shoes

3:01
 Robert Farnon
 

WHITE & COHEN CHANDLER

18 

Canadian Capers

3:02
  Arr. Angela Morley  
 Sidney Torch
 

HENRY CROUDSON

19 

Rhapsody in Rhythm

2:50
 Louis Voss
 

ROBERT VOLLSTEDT

20 

The Jolly Brothers

2:50
 Ron Goodwin
 

KARGER & WELLS

21 

From Here to Eternity

3:19
 Stanley Black
 

DAVID ROSE

22 

Parade of the Clowns

2:31
 Charles Williams
 

REGINALD KING

23 

One Summer Day

3:04
 Hans May
 

JOSEF RIXNER

24 

Ragamuffin

1:54
 Philip Green
 

JOSE PADILLA

25 

Valencia

3:00
 Edmundo Ros
 

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN

26 

Selection from Oklahoma

8:18
  Arr. Sidney Torch  
  I Can'y Say No/Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'/People Will Say We're In Love/Surrey With the Fringe on Top/Out of My Dreams/Oklahoma!  
 Sidney Torch


This new Guild Light Music series has already focussed attention on the many fine recordings made during the 1940s and 1950s, and it is now appropriate to concentrate on the output from British studios. A combination of talented composers, plus highly professional musicians to perform the music, meant that the resulting high quality was recognised and appreciated throughout the world. Names such as Robert Farnon, George Melachrino, Mantovani, Stanley Black and Sidney Torch became familiar through their regular broadcasts and new releases, but they were not alone in ‘flying the flag’ for light music, as all the other writers, arrangers and conductors featured in this collection will readily prove. Some of the melodies will rekindle happy memories, but there are plenty of new treats to discover as well.

"This is the fourth volume in what is turning out to be a real winner for the Guild labels’ Light Music Series. The seventy odd minute collection contains a wide spectrum of works with the leading exponents of the genre such as George Melachrino, Sidney Torch, Robert Farnon and Charles Williams alongside many others.

There are many popular favourites here including a delightful Television March by Eric Coates, the wonderful Kashmiri Song with Mantovani and a raucous medley from the musical, Oklahoma!. Other interesting names included Robert Farnon who conducts Joyce Cochrane’s Honey Child with suitable panache throughout. I already possess Schertzinger’s Sand in My Shoes with Farnon from an earlier album on Dutton but this Guild version is slightly more translucent.

Further interesting items include Valencia by Edmundo Ros and his orchestra, a lovely and evocative Spring Morning by George Melachrino and a rousing Television March by Eric Coates. The disc concludes with a wonderful medley from Oklahoma, surely the right tonic to what is really a wonderful disc. Guild’s remastering is really excellent with just the right balance between reducing the surface noise and retaining truthful sonics of these recordings. I just can’t wait for more releases in this series!"

Gerald Fenech


"Very much in the same vein are two well-filled Guild CDs, ‘Great American Light Orchestra’. The British CD contains genuine treasures among the largely unfamiliar original items, 26 tracks from 1946-53. In particular, the Television March by Coates – here conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in 1946 – and the Cactus Polka, conducted by the great Walter Goehr (whose pseudonym, ‘George Walter’, as a composer and arranger of light music, is also shown but not mentioned). Robert Farnon’s Goodwood Galop could teach Shostakovich a thing or two."


Robert Matthew-Walker - International Record Review - January 2005




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