The worlds of military and brass band music are closely allied to light music, with composers and performers in both genres regularly straying into each other’s territory. The net result has been the enrichment of both styles of music, and if any proof were needed it can be readily discovered through many of the exhilarating tracks in this collection. Names such as Eric Coates, Archibald Joyce, Ronald Binge, Leroy Anderson and A.W. Ketelbey confirm that genuine musical appreciation recognises no prejudiced boundaries. The music on this CD should therefore both surprise and delight the discerning listener.
"Pick a few tracks and sit back with an ice cream or real lemonade and think of days gone past that somehow seemed simpler and summers that were almost certainly warmer and sunnier. …Guild seems to go from strength to strength with their ‘light music’ series. I have had the pleasure and privilege of reviewing four or five of these excellent CDs. And the present offering is no less worthy of praise."
John France - MusicWeb-International.com - 23 January 2006