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GL 5152

The Golden Age of Light Music - From Stage and Screen

The Classical Shop
release date: December 2008

Originally recorded in 2008

Artists:

Robert Farnon Orchestra


Sidney Torch Orchestra


Ron Goodwin Concert Orchestra


Charles Williams Concert Orchestra


David Rose Orchestra


Frank Chacksfield Orchestra


Geraldo New Concert Orchestra


Frank Cordell Orchestra


The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra


Geoff Love Orchestra


The Melachrino Strings


Victor Young and His Singing Strings


Jackie Brown Orchestra


The Paramount Symphony Orchestra


Assocaited British Studio Orchestra


Percy Faith Orchestra


Morton Gould Orchestra


George Melachrino


Louis Levy


Alfred Newman


Victor Young


Muir Mathieson



Producer:

David Ades



Record Label
Guild Light

Genre:

Light Music




Total Time - 76:35
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  THE GOLDEN AGE OF LIGHT MUSIC  
  FROM STAGE AND SCREEN  
   
 

RICHARD RODGERS

1 

June Is Bustin' Out All over (from 'Carousel')

2:10
  Columbia 33SX1060 1957  
 

HENRY MANCINI

2 

'Glenn Miller Story' - Theme from the film

3:02
  Columbia DB 3408 1954  
 

FRANK LOESSER

arr. Roland Shaw
3 

'Guys and Dolls' Selection

6:00
  Guys and Dolls, I've Never Been In Love Before, A Bushel And A Peck, If I Were A Bell, I'll Know, Sit Down You're Rockin' The Boat.  
  Philips PB 144 1953  
 

HAROLD ARLEN

4 

It's Only A Paper Moon (from the film 'Take A Chance' 1933)

2:39
  MGM 743 1954  
 

SAMMY FAIN

arr. Robert Farnon
5 

Secret Love (from film 'Calamity Jane')

2:46
  Decca LK 4190 1957  
 

ALFRED NEWMAN

6 

'Anastasia' - Theme from the film

2:53
 Alfred Newman
  Brunswick 45-O 5644 1957  
 

IVOR NOVELLO

arr. Sidney Torch
7 

'The Dancing Years' Selection

6:08
  Waltz Of My Heart, Uniform, My Life Belongs To You, I Can Give You The Starlight, My Dearest Dear, Leap Year Waltz  
  Parlophone R 3211 1949  
 

HERMAN HUPFELD

arr. Ron Goodwin
8 

As Time Goes By (featured in 'Casablanca')

2:43
  parlophone PMD 1038 1956  
 

BURTON LANE

arr. Morton Gould
9 

Old Devil Moon (from 'Finian's Rainbow)

3:38
  Columbia ML 4451 1951  
 

ARTHUR FREED

 

HERB BROWN

10 

The Wedding Of The Painted Doll (from the film 'Broadway Melody' 1929)

2:44
  Decca LK 4135 1956  
 

GEORGES AURIC

arr. Percy Faith
11 

The Song From 'The Moulin Rouge' (Where Is Your Heart)

5:46
  Columbia CL 577 1953  
 

LERNER/LOEWE

arr. Percy Faith
12 

Show Me (from 'My Fair Lady')

2:54
  Columbia CL 695 1956  
 

ALFRED NEWMAN

arr, Frank Cordell
13 

The Song From 'Desiree'

3:10
  HMV B 10807 1955  
 

VICTOR YOUNG

14 

'Samson And Delilah' Film Theme

4:23
 Victor Young
  Decca DL 8566 1957  
 

GEORGE MELACHRINO

15 

'Dark Secret' - Theme Waltz from the film

3:10
 George Melachrino
  HMV B 9805 1949  
 

BENJAMIN FRANKEL

16 

Carriage and Pair; Long Forgotten Melody (from the film 'So Long At The Fair')

3:43
  Columbia DX 1688 1950  
 

NINO ROTA

17 

'Obsession' - Themes from the film

2:56
  Parlophone R 3264 1950  
 

RICHARD ADDINSELL

arr. Leonard Isaacs
18 

'The Passionate Friends' Film music

8:27
 Muir Mathieson
  Columbia DX 1551 1948  
 

NICHOLAS BRODSZKY

 

SENDREY

19 

The Card Ballet (from the film 'Let's Be Happy')

7:23
 Louis Levy
  Original soundtrack recording - Pye Nixa NEP 24043 1957  
   


Music has helped to create the right atmosphere for many theatrical productions since time immemorial, and during the last century another art form – namely filmed entertainment – has continued this well established custom. Long before the movie pioneers learned how to link pictures on screen with recorded sound, numerous musicians were employed to provide an accompaniment to the flickering images, helping to lull the audience into the right frame of mind, although it has been suggested that another motive was to smother the sound made by the noisy film projectors.

Whatever the true reasons, by the time films started talking towards the end of the 1920s a musical accompaniment was deemed essential by producers and audiences alike. This created a wonderful opportunity for composers to exploit the new medium and the result was a truly astonishing outpouring of melodies of all kinds, from composers and lyricists of varying talents. Alongside the shows and musicals were the purely dramatic films which required a different kind of music to establish just the right background, and a number of leading ’serious’ composers, normally active in classical fields, found themselves being offered prestigious commissions. In this collection we salute the backroom boys whose music has meant so much, whether memorable songs from fondly recalled shows and films, or distinctive orchestral scores especially for the cinema.
 

"In many ways this is the archetypal light music disk. It’s exactly what many people would think of when the words light music are mentioned – orchestral arrangements of show and film tunes in lush, string dominated sound, with a discreet drum-kit somewhere in the background in the up tempo numbers."
"...This is another success for this series, and perhaps there is a little more variety in this issue because of the source material; none of these pieces were written as library music, they all had a separate life on stage or in the cinema. Very enjoyable."

Bob Briggs

MusicWeb - 10 March 2009

Interpretation  ****
Sound Quality ***
Repertoire ****
Booklet****

Erik Daumann

Klassik.com - 30 November 2009



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