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The Golden Age of Light Music: A First A-Z of Light Music

Audio Samples

>Ellis, Vivian : Alpine Pastures, for orchestra
>George Forrest / Robert W : Baubles, bangles and beads, song (from Kismet)
>Rose, David : The Christmas Tree, song
>Pinelli, Aldo Von : Durch dich wird dies Welt eerst schon (Through You This World Is Beautiful), song
>Trotter, John Scott : Escape to Monaco, for pops orchestra
>Cochrane, Joyce : Flowing Stream, for pops orchestra
>Palmer, King : Going Concern, for pops orchestra
>Coates, Eric : High Flight, march
>Brainin, Jerry : It Wouldn't Be Love, song
>Croudson, Henry : Jump for Joy, for pops orchestra
>Belmonte, José : The Kiss, for pops orchestra
>Mooney, Hal : Leo, for pops orchestra (from "Musical Horoscope")
>Myers, Sherman : Moonlight on the Ganges, for pops orchestra
>Kuhn, Joseph F. : Noche Amour, for pops orchestra
>Arlen, Harold : Somewhere Over the Rainbow (for the film The Wizard of Oz)
>Bennett, Richard R. : Words and Music, song for voice & piano
>Rodgers, Richard : Quiet Night, song (from "On Your Toes")
>Armándola, José : Rose-Beetle Goes A-Wooing, for pops orchestra
>Coles, Jack : Sunshine Express, for pops orchestra
>Burke, Joe : Tiptoe Through the Tulips
>Evans, Tolchard : Unless, song
>Fletcher, Percy : Vanity Fair, overture for pops orchestra
>Duke, Vernon : What is there to say
>Brain, Guy : Xarafes, for pops orchestra
>Alexander, Jeff : Yellow, for pops orchestra
>Chaminade, Cecile L. : Zingara, Op. 27/2

Album Summary

>Ellis, Vivian : Alpine Pastures, for orchestra
>George Forrest / Robert W : Baubles, bangles and beads, song (from Kismet)
>Rose, David : The Christmas Tree, song
>Pinelli, Aldo Von : Durch dich wird dies Welt eerst schon (Through You This World Is Beautiful), song
>Trotter, John Scott : Escape to Monaco, for pops orchestra
>Cochrane, Joyce : Flowing Stream, for pops orchestra
>Palmer, King : Going Concern, for pops orchestra
>Coates, Eric : High Flight, march
>Brainin, Jerry : It Wouldn't Be Love, song
>Croudson, Henry : Jump for Joy, for pops orchestra
>Belmonte, José : The Kiss, for pops orchestra
>Mooney, Hal : Leo, for pops orchestra (from "Musical Horoscope")
>Myers, Sherman : Moonlight on the Ganges, for pops orchestra
>Kuhn, Joseph F. : Noche Amour, for pops orchestra
>Arlen, Harold : Somewhere Over the Rainbow (for the film The Wizard of Oz)
>Bennett, Richard R. : Words and Music, song for voice & piano
>Rodgers, Richard : Quiet Night, song (from "On Your Toes")
>Armándola, José : Rose-Beetle Goes A-Wooing, for pops orchestra
>Coles, Jack : Sunshine Express, for pops orchestra
>Burke, Joe : Tiptoe Through the Tulips
>Evans, Tolchard : Unless, song
>Fletcher, Percy : Vanity Fair, overture for pops orchestra
>Duke, Vernon : What is there to say
>Brain, Guy : Xarafes, for pops orchestra
>Alexander, Jeff : Yellow, for pops orchestra
>Chaminade, Cecile L. : Zingara, Op. 27/2
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Notes & Reviews:

Guild has assembled 26 tracks of light music covering all letters of the English alphabet. There are works created for light orchestras in the concert hall rubbing shoulders with popular melodies from other fields.



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Works Details

>Ellis, Vivian : Alpine Pastures, for orchestra
  • Performer: Queen's Hall Light Orchestra
  • Conductor: Sidney Torch
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>George Forrest / Robert W : Baubles, bangles and beads, song (from Kismet)
  • Performer: Warren Barker and His Orchestra
  • Conductor: Warren Barker
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Rose, David : The Christmas Tree, song
  • Performer: David Rose
  • Conductor: David Rose
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Pinelli, Aldo Von : Durch dich wird dies Welt eerst schön (Through You This World Is Beautiful), song
  • Performer: Hans-Georg Arlt Orchestra
  • Conductor: Hans-Georg Arlt
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Michael Jary (1906 - 1988).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.

>Trotter, John Scott : Escape to Monaco, for pops orchestra
  • Performer: John Trotter
  • Conductor: John Trotter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Cochrane, Joyce : Flowing Stream, for pops orchestra
  • Performer: New Century Orchestra
  • Conductor: Erich Börschel
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Palmer, King : Going Concern, for pops orchestra
  • Performer: Grosvenor Studio Orchestra
  • Conductor: Dolf van der Linden
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.

>Coates, Eric : High Flight, march
  • Performer: Michael Freedman Orchestra
  • Conductor: Michael Freedman
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Brainin, Jerry : It Wouldn't Be Love, song
  • Performer: Robert Farnon
  • Conductor: Robert Farnon
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Alan Roberts, Buddy Bernier.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Croudson, Henry : Jump for Joy, for pops orchestra
  • Performer: The Connaught Light Orchestra
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>José Belmonte : The Kiss, for pops orchestra
  • Performer: Angela Morley
  • Conductor: Angela Morley
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.

>Mooney, Hal : Leo, for pops orchestra (from "Musical Horoscope")
  • Performer: Hal Mooney
  • Conductor: Hal Mooney
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Myers, Sherman : Moonlight on the Ganges, for pops orchestra
  • Performer: Gordon Jenkins
  • Conductor: Gordon Jenkins
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Chester Wallace.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kuhn, Joseph F. : Noche Amour, for pops orchestra
  • Performer: Rio Carnival Orchestra
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arlen, Harold : Somewhere Over the Rainbow (for the film The Wizard of Oz)
  • Performer: Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra
  • Conductor: Frank Chacksfield
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Bennett, Richard R. : Words and Music, song for voice & piano
  • Performer: Orchestra of the 6th San Remo Festival
  • Conductor: George Melachrino
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rodgers, Richard : Quiet Night, song (from "On Your Toes")
  • Performer: Andre Kostelanetz
  • Conductor: André Kostelanetz
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>José Armándola : Rose-Beetle Goes A-Wooing, for pops orchestra
  • Performer: Regent Classic Orchestra
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.

>Coles, Jack : Sunshine Express, for pops orchestra
  • Performer: Group-Forty Orchestra
  • Conductor: Eric Cook
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.

>Burke, Joe : Tiptoe Through the Tulips
  • Performer: Ronald Binge Orchestra
  • Conductor: Ronald Binge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Evans, Tolchard : Unless, song
  • Performer: Peter Yorke & His Concert Orchestra
  • Conductor: Peter Yorke
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Fletcher, Percy : Vanity Fair, overture for pops orchestra
  • Performer: New Concert Orchestra
  • Conductor: Jay Wilbur
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Duke, Vernon : What is there to say
  • Performer: Morton Gould
  • Conductor: Morton Gould
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Brain, Guy : Xarafes, for pops orchestra
  • Performer: Dolf van der Linden Metropole Orchestra
  • Conductor: Dolf van der Linden
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.

>Alexander, Jeff : Yellow, for pops orchestra
  • Performer: Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Frank Sinatra
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Cécile Chaminade (Composer/Piano) (1857 - 1944) : Zingara, Op. 27/2
  • Performer: Melachrino Orchestra
  • Conductor: George Melachrino
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic