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GL 5109

Light Music from the Silver Screen

The Classical Shop
release date: October 2006

Originally recorded in 2006

Artists:

Robert Farnon Orchestra


Melachrino Orchestra


Sidney Torch Orchestra


Ron Goodwin Concert Orchestra


Charles Williams Concert Orchestra


Cyril Stapleton Orchestra


Philip Green Orchestra


Louis Levy and his 'Music From The Movies'


Queen's Hall Light Orchestra


MGM Studio Orchestra


London Symphony Orchestra


Ron Goodwin


Charles Williams


Sidney Torch


Philip Green


George Melachrino


Cyril Stapleton


Louis Levy


Adolph Deutsch


Hans Sommer


Muir Mathieson


Arthur Sandford

piano

Record Label
Guild Light

Genre:

Light Music


Orchestral & Concertos

Total Time - 78:12
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TRADITIONAL

1 

Early One Morning (trad., arr. Robert Farnon) featured in 'Spring In Park Lane'

3:00
 

ROBERT FARNON

 

ORTELLI / PIGARELLI

2 

Song of the Mountains (La Montanara)

3:12
  from film 'The Glass Mountain'  
 Sidney Torch
 

FRANCIS SCHWARTZ

3 

Dancing in the Dark

3:07
  soundtrack recording from 'The Band Wagon'  
 Adolph Deutsch
 

BRONISLAU KAPER

4 

Adoration

3:34
  soundtrack recording from 'Lili'  
 Hans Sommer
 

VICTOR YOUNG

5 

Call of the Faraway Hills

2:18
  from film 'Shane'  
 Ron Goodwin
 

FRANCIS CHAGRIN

6 

The Beggar’s Theme

2:33
  from film 'Last Holiday'  
 Charles Williams
 

CLIFTON PARKER

7 

Seascape

4:11
  from film 'Western Approaches'  
 Muir Mathieson
 

JOHN ADDISON

8 

Theme from the film 'The Man Between'

2:49
 Cyril Stapleton
 

MISCHA SPOLIANSKY

9 

Dedication

4:12
  from film 'Idol Of Paris'  
 Sidney Torch
 

JOSE PADILLA

10 

La Violetera

4:29
  from film 'City Lights'  
 Philip Green
 

ALLAN GRAY

11 

Theme from the film 'This Man Is Mine'

4:17
 Charles Williams
 

GUY WARRACK

12 

Men of Arnhem - March

3:44
  from film 'Theirs Is The Glory'  
 Muir Mathieson
 

PHILIP GREEN

13 

Romance

3:47
  from film 'The Magic Bow'  
 Louis Levy
 

ANDRE MATHIEU

14 

Quebec Concerto

3:06
  from film 'Whispering City'  
 Charles Williams
 

MAURICE JAUBERT

15 

Valse Grise

2:36
  from film 'Le Carnet De Bal'  
 Sidney Torch
 

CHARLES WILLIAMS

16 

Throughout the Years

3:09
  from film 'Flesh And Blood'  
 Charles Williams
 

GEORGE MELACHRINO

17 

Vision d’Amour

3:27
  from film 'Woman To Woman'  
 George Melachrino
 

PHILIP GREEN

18 

Hour of Meditation

3:26
  from film 'Twenty-Four Hours Of A Woman’s Life'  
 Sidney Torch
 

ANTHONY COLLINS

19 

Saga of Odette

3:39
  from film 'Odette'  
 Charles Williams
 

GEORGE MELACHRINO

20 

Danse d’Extase

4:15
  from film 'No Orchids For Miss Blandish'  
 George Melachrino
 

KENNETH LESLIE-SMITH

21 

Mansell Concerto

3:46
  from film 'The Woman’s Angle'  
 Arthur Sandford piano
 Charles Williams
 

PHILIP GREEN

22 

Gaelic Fantasia

5:35
  from film 'Saints And Sinners'  
 Philip Green


From the earliest days music was considered essential to accompany silent films. The arrival of talking pictures merely transferred the music inside the cinema to the soundtrack, and a new generation of talented composers and arrangers emerged to fulfil the specialised requirements of the movie industry. Light music has usually been the preferred choice of producers and directors, and by the 1940s it is true to say that this genre had developed into its own art form. As well as writing new material closely allied to the action on screen, composers were often asked to make fresh arrangements of well-known melodies - especially in film musicals. The result has been that a vast amount of recorded material now exists, and it has the power to engender fond recognition of its origins many decades later. Also there are instances where the music has survived better than the film itself, as some of the fine examples in this collection will testify.

"The ninth release in Guild’s invaluable series of Light Music collections focuses on the famous movies that graced the screen in the immediate pre and post war years. Again this is a deeply nostalgic album that brings together some of those memorable themes that will definitely bring a wistful tear to the eye of those who lived through those tumultuous years.

The themes are played by a collection of excellent orchestras such as the MGM Studio Orchestra under the baton of Robert Farnon, the legendary Queens Hall Light Orchestra, the Melachrino Strings and the concert orchestras of Charles Williams, Sidney Torch and Philip Green. Although some of the films may not be so familiar today, one cannot overlook such classics as ‘Shane’, ‘Odette’ and ‘City Lights’ which are all represented here in various forms and guises.

David Ades provides all the necessary biographical information that the seasoned collector needs to know and the transfers are, as usual with this series, of a crystal clear nature. There is nothing much to add to the plaudits of this collection although those who are collecting the series will definitely snap this up immediately. I just can’t wait for the next issue."

Gerald Fenech
 


"...There should be something for everybody in this compilation of music that in many cases has deservedly outlived the films for which it was written. In the field of historical movie music the CD is a worthy addition."


John Leeman - MusicWeb-International.com 
 




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