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GL 5194

Nature's Realm - The Golden Age of Light Music

The Classical Shop
release date: June 2012

Originally recorded in 1961

Artists:

Danish State Radio Orchestra


New Concert Orchestra


Sidney Torch Orchestra


Ron Goodwin Concert Orchestra


Frank Chacksfield Orchestra


Roger Roger and his Champs Elysees Orchestra


Dolf van der Linden Orchestra


Ray Martin Concert Orchestra


Hilversum Radio Orchestra


Queen's Hall Light Orchestra


Gerard Calvi Orchestra


Ronald Binge Orchestra


The Melachrino Orchestra


Percy Faith Orchestra


Morton Gould Orchestra


Richard Hayman Orchestra


Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra


The Symphonia Orchestra


Eastman-Rochester 'Pops' Orchestra


The Wayfarers


Cedric Dumont


Charles Williams


Sidney Torch


George Melachrino


Dolf van der Linden


Felix Slatkin


Robert Farnon


Hugh Granville


Curt Andersen


Frederick Fennell



Record Label
Guild Light

Genre:

Light Music


Compilations & Collections

Total Time - 76:39
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JOHANN STRAUSS

arr. Sidney Torch
1 

Thunder And Lightning Polka

3:03
 

HAROLD ARLEN

arr. Morton Gould
2 

Stormy Weather

3:39
 

PETER YORKE

3 

Misty Valley

2:34
 

LOTAR OLIAS

4 

Tango In The Rain

2:39
 

FREDERIC CURZON

5 

Over The Hills And Far Away

2:26
 Dolf van der Linden
  (as 'Nat Nyll' on disc label)  
 

MALCOLM ARNOLD

6 

Whistle Down The Wind

2:08
  (Theme music from the film)  
 

TREVOR DUNCAN

7 

Meadow Mist

4:20
 Dolf van der Linden
 

RON GOODWIN

8 

The Whirlpool

2:56
  (from the film 'Whirlpool')  
 

CLIVE RICHARDSON

9 

Saga of The Seven Seas

3:01
 Curt Andersen
 

LEROY ANDERSON

10 

Summer Skies

2:57
 Frederick Fennell
 

LESLIE COWARD

11 

Wandering The King's Highway

3:07
 Robert Farnon
  (as 'Melodi Light Orchestra Conducted by Ole Jensen' on disc label)  
 

SIGMUND ROMBERG

arr. William Hill Bowen
12 

Softly As In A Morning Sunrise

3:00
  (from 'The New Moon')  
 George Melachrino
 

PETER YORKE

13 

Fireflies

2:45
 Sidney Torch
 

AL DUBIN & HARRY WARREN

arr. Ronald Binge
14 

September In The Rain

2:37
 

PERCY FAITH

15 

Blue Is The Night

3:51
 

ERIC SPEAR

16 

Whirlwind

2:43
 Charles Williams
 

ANTHONY MAWER

17 

Countrywide

2:41
 Hugh Granville
 

GERARD CALVI

  (real name, Grégoire Elis Krettly)  
18 

Tonnerre Sue La Louisiane

3:44
 

DOMINICO SAVINO

19 

Twilight On Las Pampas

3:15
 

ROBERT FARNON

20 

Headland Country

2:47
 Robert Farnon
 

BRUCE CAMPBELL

21 

Trotting Class

2:50
 

ROGER ROGER

22 

Landscape (Paysages)

2:46
 

GEORGE TREVARE

23 

The Mad Mountain Ride

2:58
 Sidney Torch
 

CYRIL WATTERS

24 

Spring Idyll

2:53
 Cedric Dumont
 

FERDE GROFE

25 

Sunrise

4:59
  (from 'Grand Canyon' Suite)  
 Felix Slatkin
   

Guild Light GL5194

Nature’s Realm – The Golden Age of Light Music

Initially this collection of light music was intended to reflect the scenic beauty of our world, but it soon became apparent that composers often took a different view, the opening track – Thunder and Lightning Polka – being a good example! Sometimes the word ‘nature’ means anything about our planet which is non-human, so this automatically encompasses the animal world, in all its myriad forms. Taken together, this offers opportunities for composers to give their creative impulses full rein, which certainly explains why Nature’s Realm is much more varied, and hopefully exciting, than the sequence of serene melodies which the album’s title originally suggested. Familiar names such as Sidney Torch, Morton Gould, Frank Chacksfield, Dolf van der Linden, Ron Goodwin, Percy Faith, and George Melachrino, joined by Frederick Fennell, Cedric Dumont, Gerard Calvia, and Felix Slatkin, among others, ensure a wealth of varied orchestral colours.



"...the arrangements on this album are all first-class...As usual, the sound quality of these restored tracks is excellent, bearing in mind that they have been re-mastered (by Alan Bunting) from old 78 r.p.m. and vinyl records. The accompanying notes are helpful, giving an insight into both the composers and the orchestras...This is the 94th release in the Golden Age of Light Music series: it shows no sign of being the last. It never ceases to amaze me how many numbers in this genre there is. If I were honest I would have imagined that after all these CDs they would be scraping the bottom of the barrel. The opposite would appear to be the case: each new release presents surprises and delights that the listener can barely imagine. Long may the series continue! "
 
John France - MusicWeb-International.com - 17 August 2012




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