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GL 5105

Great American Light Orchestras

The Classical Shop
release date: June 2006

Originally recorded in 2006

Artists:

The Morton Gould Orchestra


Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra


David Rose Orchestra


Paul Weston Orchestra


Monty Kelly & his Orchestra


Acquaviva Orchestra


Frank De Vol Orchestra


Robin Hood Dell Orchestra


Harry Horlick Orchestra


Leroy Anderson Pops Concert Orchestra


Percy Faith Orchestra


David Carroll Orchestra


Victor Young Orchestra


MGM Studio Orchestra


Gordon Jenkins Orchestra


Richard Hayman Orchestra


Meredith Willson Orchestra


Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra


Paul Whiteman Orchestra


Meredith Willson


David Rose


Leroy Anderson


Percy Faith


Hugo Winterhalter


Paul Weston


Monty Kelly


Richard Hayman


Gordon Jenkins


Macklin Marrow


Frank de Vol


David Carroll


Nicolas Acquaviva


Paul Jeanjean


Harry Horlick


Morton Gould


Victor Young


Paul Whiteman


Andre Kostelanetz



Producer:

David Ades



Record Label
Guild Light

Genre:

Light Music




Total Time - 77:49
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LEROY ANDERSON

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1 

Fiddle Faddle

3:10
 Leroy Anderson
 

DAVID RAKSIN

2 

The Bad and the Beautiful

2:47
  Theme from the film  
 David Rose
 

PERCY FAITH

3 

Brazilian Sleigh Bells

2:55
 Percy Faith
 

GIORDANO & GODFREY ROMAN

4 

Anna

3:06
 Victor Young
 

RICHARD HAYMAN

5 

No Strings Attached

2:26
 Richard Hayman
 

EUGENE FORD

6 

Rain

2:58
 Paul Weston
 

TERIG TUCCI

7 

Holiday in Rio

2:45
 Nicolas Acquaviva
 

DUKE ELLINGTON

8 

Sokphisticated Lady

3:17
  Arr. Morton Gould  
 Morton Gould
 

MEREDITH WILLSON

9 

Marguerite Waltz

2:43
 Meredith Willson
 

RAY MARTIN

10 

Blue Violins

3:24
 Hugo Winterhalter
 

RICHARD RODGERS

11 

No Other Love

3:03
 Gordon Jenkins
 

ROBLEDO & TERRLISS

12 

Three O'Clock in the Morning

3:24
 Monty Kelly
 

CHARLES TRENET

13 

La Mer

3:05
 Macklin Marrow
 

FULTON & BRONX JAFFE

14 

If You Are But a Dream

2:59
  adapted from 'Romance' by Rubinstein  
 Frank de Vol
 

DAVID ROSE

15 

Satan and the Polar Bear

2:13
 David Rose
 

RICHARD HAYMAN

16 

Carriage Trade

2:28
 Richard Hayman
 

DAVID CARROLL

17 

Tradewinds

2:08
 David Carroll
 

LOUIS ALTER

18 

Manhattan Serenade

4:09
 Andre Kostelanetz
 

NICOLAS ACQUAVIVA

19 

The Cavalier's Ball

3:55
 Nicolas Acquaviva
 

BERNIE WAYNE

20 

Tropicana

2:41
 Monty Kelly
 

JEROME KERN

21 

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

3:10
 Gordon Jenkins
 

ERNESTO LECUONA

22 

Andalucia

2:31
  Arr. Morton Gould  
 Morton Gould
 Paul Jeanjean
23 

Dance of the Violins

2:33
 Macklin Marrow
 

LOU SINGER

24 

Tic-Tac-Toe

3:11
 Hugo Winterhalter
 

VICTOR HERBERT

25 

Toyland Waltz

2:32
  from 'Babes in Toyland'  
 Harry Horlick
 

LOUIS ALTER

26 

Manhattan Masquerade

4:16
 Paul Whiteman


In the USA Light Music enjoyed great popularity during the middle years of the last century. Some of the ‘household names’ such as Mantovani and Melachrino actually came from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, but there were plenty of excellent ‘home grown’ orchestras as well. Among the giants were Andre Kostelanetz, Percy Faith, Leroy Anderson, David Rose and Morton Gould, but many others were present on the scene as well, sometimes enjoying considerable chart success – Hugo Winterhalter and Monty Kelly being just two examples. Radio had been a big influence since the 1930s, but the popularity of the long-playing record in the 1950s ensured that music lovers would continue to demand tuneful music, tastefully arranged and performed. Among the best-known works there were many hidden ‘gems’ – now long overdue for a welcome revival.

"This is the fifth volume in Guild’s growing Light Music series that is dedicated to the immense tradition of the American Light Orchestra. There is a veritable treasure trove of recordings here with the main contenders being David Rose, Leroy Anderson, Percy Faith and the inimitable Andre Kostelanetz apart from several others who flew the flag for the genre throughout the United States.
I enjoyed this disc immensely from first note to last and with the fastidiously detailed notes by the indefatigable David Ades, the experience was an even more complete one. Morton Gould’s arrangement of Duke Ellington’s ‘Sophisticated Lady’ was particularly effusive whilst the jaunty sounds of Kostelanetz’s ‘Manhattan Serenade’ and Monty Kelly’s ‘Tropicana’ certainly put me into a dancing mood. However it would be unfair to single out particular recordings for special praise as all are very much magical and quite ravishingly excellent. Acquaviva, Harry Horlick, David Carroll and Richard Hayman are also well represented here.
Guild’s Light Music series is shaping up quite well and one hopes for the classic recordings from Haydn Wood, Ernest Tomlinson, Robert Farnon, Charles Williams and other greats of this genre to have their own albums in this excellently produced series. Otherwise, another warm welcome for this collection; one that should go down extremely well with enthusiasts of the genre."

Gerald Fenech

Classical.Net

"Not having heard the originals it’s difficult to comment decisively on the transfers, the majority of which sound warm and pleasing. A few however sound a bit cramped – Paul Weston’s Rain in particular – which makes me wonder whether too much treble has been cut in the remastering. Otherwise, another warm welcome."

Jonathan Woolf

MusicWeb - 3 September 2004



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