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GL 5172

The Golden Age of Light Music: Lightly Classical

The Classical Shop
release date: October 2010

Originally recorded in 2010

Artists:

Sidney Torch Orchestra


David Rose Orchestra


Frank De Vol Orchestra


Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York


Melachrino Strings


Philip Green Orchestra


Queen's Hall Light Orchestra


Clebanoff Strings


Angela Morley Orchestra


Charles Williams Orchestra


Percy Faith Orchestra


Pierre Challet Orchestra


David Carroll Orchestra


Leslie Jones and his Orchestra of London


John Scott Trotter Orchestra


Ronnie Munro Orchestra


Eric Jupp and the Melodi Strings


Ray Conniff and his Orchestra and Chorus


London Symphony Orchestra


Philharmonia Orchestra


Charles Williams


Sidney Torch


David Rose


Philip Green


Percy Faith


George Melachrino


Frank de Vol


David Carroll


Ronnie Munro


Leslie Jones


Ray Conniff


Robert Farnon


John Scott Trotter


Eric Jupp


Sir William Walton


Angela Morley


Pierre Challet


Pierino Gamba


Andre Kostelanetz



Producer:

David Ades



Record Label
Guild Light

Genre:

Light Music




Total Time - 78:46
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NIKOLAI ANDREYEVICH RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

arr. Ralph Sterling
1 

Flight Of The Bumble Bee

1:24
 Pierre Challet
 

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

arr. Ralph Sterling
2 

Clair De Lune

4:34
 Pierre Challet
 

GUSTAV HOLST

arr. Angela Morley
3 

The Dargason (from 'St Paul's Suite')

3:06
 Angela Morley
 

WILLIAM WALTON

4 

Popular Song (from 'Facade' Suite No. 2)

2:22
 Sir William Walton
 

MITCHELL PARIS/PETER DE ROSE/BERT A. SHEFTER

5 

The Lamp Is Low (based on Ravel's Pavanne)

2:45
 Frank de Vol
 

FRANZ LEHAR

arr. Sidney Torch
6 

Gipsy Love - Waltz

5:33
 Sidney Torch
 

STANLEY BLACK

7 

Overture To A Costume Comedy

3:51
 Pierino Gamba
 

ROBERT SCHUMANN

arr. and trans. Felton Rapley
8 

Portrait Of Clare (from the film 'Portrait Of Clare')

3:16
 Charles Williams
 

ALEXANDRE CLEMENT LEON JOSEPH LUIGINI

9 

'Ballet Egyptien' Finale

2:40
 Ronnie Munro
 

PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

arr. Philip Green
10 

Barcarolle

3:00
 Philip Green
 

ROBERT FARNON

11 

Lake Of The Woods

7:52
 Leslie Jones
 

ARAM IL'YICH KHACHATURIAN

12 

'Masquerade' Suite - Waltz

3:35
 Andre Kostelanetz
 

DORCHAS COCHRAN/RALPH STERLING

13 

Beyond The Moonlight (based on Mendelssohn's 'On Wings of Song')

2:34
 David Carroll
 

ALEXANDER PORFIRYEVICH BORODIN

arr. Percy Faith
14 

He's In Love (from 'Kismet') (based on 'Polovetzian Dances' from 'Prince Igor')

2:49
 Percy Faith
 

EDVARD GRIEG

15 

Last Spring

4:21
 George Melachrino
 

DMITRY BORISOVICH KABALEVSKY

16 

Comedians' Galop

2:10
 Robert Farnon
 

HAYDN WOOD

17 

Brown Bird Singing

2:59
 Eric Jupp
 

PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

arr. Ray Conniff
18 

Theme from 'Swan Lake' Ballet

2:44
 Ray Conniff
 

JULES MASSENET

arr. and adap. by Herman Clebanoff & W. Robinson
19 

Meditation (from 'Thais')

2:58
 

ARAM IL'YICH KHACHATURIAN

20 

Sabre Dance (from ballet 'Gayaneh')

2:41
 John Scott Trotter
 

IGOR STRAVINSKY

arr. David Rose
 

'The Firebird' Ballet

11:32  
21 Dance of the Princesses 4:12
22 Dance of Kastchei 3:04
23 Berceuse & Finale 4:16
 David Rose


This collection has been prepared with three main aims: firstly to prove that the so-called boundaries between light and classical music are not as insurmountable as some people seem to imagine; secondly to illustrate that many composers, who may usually be associated with more serious works, also had their lighter moments; and thirdly to offer several examples of the tasteful way in which arrangers of the 20th century adapted the classics to make them more instantly appealing to their audience. For many years such ‘tampering with the classics’ was banned by the BBC in Britain, although commercial recordings could be freely purchased. However a lack of broadcasts obviously affected sales, which partly explains why such recordings were more common in the United States than in Britain. Among the leading US musicians who often strayed into classical territory were David Carroll, Andre Kostelanetz, Percy Faith, Clebanoff and even Ray Conniff. They are joined by Charles Williams, Angela Morley and other familiar figures on the UK scene.
 

"Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! Three well deserved cheers for this fantastic collection – it’s one of the most entertaining from this source. And what a variety of music we are offered!"

"...Fantastic stuff. Great programming, good variety and every track a winner. What more can you want?"


Bob Briggs

MusicWeb International - November 2010



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