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GL 5107

The Golden Age of Light Music

The Classical Shop
release date: July 2006

Originally recorded in 2006

Artists:

Queen's Hall Light Orchestra


Charles Williams



Producer:

David Ades



Record Label
Guild Light

Genre:

Light Music


Orchestral & Concertos

Total Time - 76:13
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1 

London Calling

2:45
 

CHARLES SHADWELL

2 

Morning at Bibury

2:33
 

JOHN HOLLIDAY

3 

Frontier March

2:55
 

CHARLES WILLIAMS

4 

The Future

2:43
 

PERCY E. FLETCHER

5 

Dancing On the Green

2:46
 

ERIC COATES

6 

Mirage

2:43
 

BILLY REID

7 

Moon in the Sky

3:00
 

SINCLAIR LOGAN

8 

Minuet in F

2:44
 

DENNIS WRIGHT

9 

Empire Jubilee March

2:21
 

PERCY E. FLETCHER

10 

At the Court of Cleopatra

2:50
 

FRANK TAPP

11 

Beachy Head Overture

2:58
 

CHARLES SHADWELL

12 

Lulworth Cove

2:59
 

HAYDN WOOD

13 

Virgina - A Southern Rhapsody

3:18
 

JOHN ANSELL

14 

Overture to an Irish Comedy

2:41
 

MONTAGUE PHILLIPS

15 

Hillside Melody

3:23
 

CLIVE RICHARDSON

16 

Naval Splendour

1:35
 

HAYDN WOOD

17 

Manx Rhapsody

2:57
 

MONTAGUE PHILLIPS

18 

Forest Melody

3:10
 

CHARLES WILLIAMS

19 

Seaford Head

1:46
 

JOHN HOLLIDAY

20 

May Day ay Helston

2:46
 

CHARLES WILLIAMS

21 

Marianne

2:47
22 

Rhythm on Rails

2:27
23 

Witches' Ride

1:28
24 

Tom Tom The Piper's Son

2:53
 

KENNETH LESLIE-SMITH

25 

Always

3:13
 

CHARLES WILLIAMS

26 

Summer Garden

2:35
 

KENNETH LESLIE-SMITH

27 

Mulberry

3:05
 

CLIFTON PARKER

28 

The Glass Slipper

2:52


During the 1940s and 1950s, the Chappell Recorded Music Library was the world’s leading provider of quality background music. Radio and television signature tunes often had their origins in this library, and Chappell could call upon the talents of many of the finest composers working in light music. Much of it was performed by the legendary Queen’s Hall Light Orchestra, and for the first few years it was Charles Williams who waved the baton. He also wrote a wide variety of works to cover the needs of films, radio and particularly wartime newsreels. But there was also plenty of other tuneful music committed to 78s, as this collection spanning the years 1942 to 1945 surely proves.

"Clive Richardson turns roistering in Naval Splendour whilst deft Montague Phillips scores highly with his splendidly orchestrated Forest Melody. But perhaps we should leave the last word to the ostensible hero of this disc, Charles Williams. His finely dramatic Witches’ Ride is a genre piece, certainly, but it has vivacity, colour and rhythm – unpretentious and lively. And that goes for most of the items on this well filled and entertaining disc. I enjoyed it immensely."


Jonathan Woolf

MusicWeb - 22 September 2004



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