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GL 5111
Midnight Matinee

The Golden Age of Light Music: 1950s Volume 2

The Classical Shop
release date: January 2007

Originally recorded in 2007

Artists:

Danish State Radio Orchestra


New Concert Orchestra


Ron Goodwin Concert Orchestra


Edmundo Ros Orchestra


The Wally Stott Orchestra


The Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra


The Cyril Ornadel Orchestra


The Richard Hayman Orchestra


The Hamburg Radio Orchestra


The Dolf van der Linden Orchestra


The Nelson Riddle Orchestra


The Ronnie Pleydell Concert Orchestra


The Geoff Love Orchestra


The Reg Tilsley Orchestra


The Laurie Johnson Orchestra


The Johnny Douglas Orchestra


The Jeff Morley Orchestra


The Cameo Players


The Michael Fredericks Orchestra


The Alex Stordahl Orchestra


The George Siravo Orchestra


London Promenade Orchestra


Robert Farnon


Ron Goodwin


Anthony Collins


Dolf van der Linden


Philip Green


Edmundo Ros


Hugo Winterhalter


R. de Porten


Richard Hayman


Cyril Ornadel


Harry Herman


Nelson Riddle


Ronnie Pleydell


Geoff Love


Reg Tilsley


Laurie Johnson


Johnny Douglas


Jeff Morley


Michael Fredericks


Alex Stordahl


George Siravo


Wally Stott


Winifred Atwell

piano

Producer:

David Ades



Record Label
Guild Light

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos




Total Time - 76:14
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Midnight Matinee

 

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1 

Midnight Matinee

2:45
 Robert Farnon
 

LESLIE JULIAN JONES

2 

Postman's Knock

1:54
 

WALLY STOTT

 

BERNIE WAYNE

3 

The Magic Touch

2:39
 Hugo Winterhalter
 

CYRIL ORNADEL

4 

Moonlight Fiesta

2:56
 Winifred Atwell piano
 Cyril Ornadel
 

BELLE FENSTOCK/IRVING CAESAR

5 

Simonetta

2:17
 Richard Hayman
 

THEO MACKEBEN

6 

Tales of Munich (Munchner G'Schichten)

3:19
 Harry Herman
 

JACK BEAVER

7 

Holiday Funfair

3:17
 Dolf van der Linden
 

PAUL DUBOIS

8 

Shadow Waltz

2:51
 Nelson Riddle
 

BERNIE WAYNE

9 

Veradero

2:58
 Geoff Love
 

RONNIE PLEYDELL

10 

On Fifth Avenue

3:07
 Ronnie Pleydell
 

HILLIER/HILLIER/NEWMAN

11 

Boulevard Waltz

2:32
 Reg Tilsley
 

LAURIE JOHNSON

12 

Frenchman's Creek

3:04
 Laurie Johnson
 

JOSE BELMONTE

13 

Ecstasy

2:52
 Edmundo Ros
 

JOHNNY STEGGARDA

14 

Bahama Buggy Ride

2:55
 Hugo Winterhalter
 

ROBERT FARNON

15 

Poodle Parade

3:23
 Robert Farnon
 

RAY MARTIN

16 

Balelt of the Bells

2:15
 Johnny Douglas
 

DAVID GREER

17 

A Girl Called Linda

2:39
 Jeff Morley
 

PHILIP GREEN

18 

Park Plaza (from the film)

2:04
 Philip Green
 

CHARLES STROUSE

19 

Ditto

2:31
 Michael Fredericks
 

PHILIP GREEN

20 

Follow Me Around

3:12
 Dolf van der Linden
 

TREVOR DUNCAN

21 

Panoramic Splendour

3:29
 R. de Porten
 

CHARLES E. HENDERSON/EDWARD HEYMAN

22 

Carefree

2:45
 Alex Stordahl
 

GEORGE SIRAVO

23 

Palsy Walsy

2:33
 George Siravo
 

ERIC SPEAR

24 

Midnight Blue

3:01
 Ron Goodwin
 

ANTHONY COLLINS

25 

With Emma To Town

3:15
 Anthony Collins
 

CHARLES CHAPLIN

26 

Limelight - Theme and Incidental Music

5:41
 Wally Stott


Once again Guild returns to the 1950s, following the success of the first collection (on Guild GLCD 5103) from this fascinating period of the music business. Light music still featured regularly in the list of new releases from many record companies, large and small, and names such as Nelson Riddle, Robert Farnon, Hugo Winterhalter and Ron Goodwin were familiar around the world. There were also some fine orchestras on the Continent of Europe, as this wide-ranging selection confirms.
 


                       PICK OF THE MONTH

"I am running out of superlatives to praise this wonderful series of compact discs. The quality of the production is outstanding, the selection of the music is inspired and attention and care shown by the Guild team earns my ongoing thanks for making such memorable light music available.

A second volume devoted to light orchestras of the 1950s is truly a joy to behold. As the copyright restrictions steadily fall away to enable the release of material by such greats as Angela Morley, Laurie Johnson and DoIf Van Der Linden, my listening pleasure is significantly enriched. The music, in a variety of tempos and moods, exudes good taste with the quality of the string playing (the core sound of light orchestral music) consistently compelling. This series is building a magnificent library and I am sure that as time unfolds more treasures will emerge."


Brian Belton

In Tune International - May 2005

"...another success in the formidable collection of Light Music from Guild. The notes are always good, the selection entertainingly eclectic, the transfers tend to smoothness and noise reduction rather than opening out at the top. Good fun, as well."

Jonathan Woolf

MusicWeb

"Another excellent CD in the Guild Light Music series. Full of evocations of an age that was simpler if not necessarily so affluent.
A pleasure indeed! … "

John France

MusicWeb

"This is another lovely collection of music coming from the vast archives of the British Light Music realm. Once again, Guild continues to put us in their debt with these wonderfully planned reissues full of the most wonderful pieces and with the splendid annotation by David Ades.

I have little to add to what other reviewers and my own writings have contributed to these oft recorded pieces. There are so many gems in these 76 minutes that one almost loses track of the individual items but begins hearing them as a palette of beautiful colours. Most notable amongst these pieces, one can single out Robert Farnon’s Midnight Matinee, Anthony Collins’ With Emma to Town and Trevor Duncan’s Panoramic Splendour.

The orchestras are also excellent with some of the finest names of the 50’s making their appearances. Amongst these we have Philip Green and the Cameo Players, Richard Hayman, Wally Stott and the legendary Hugo Winterhalter.

I’ve already mentioned the excellent notes by David Ades, which truly form an integral part of this wonderful series. At this price, this is definitely an essential recommendation to all lovers of light music."

Gerald Fenech

Classical.Net




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