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The Golden Age of Light Music: War And Peace - Light Music of the 1940s

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  1. The Golden Age of Light Music — Down the Mall $0.99 on iTunes
  2. The Golden Age of Light Music — Stardust $0.99 on iTunes
  3. The Golden Age of Light Music — Footlights $0.99 on iTunes
  4. The Golden Age of Light Music — Spitfire Fugue (From "The First of the Few") $0.99 on iTunes
  5. The Golden Age of Light Music — A Cocktail of Happiness $0.99 on iTunes
  6. The Golden Age of Light Music — Girls In Grey $0.99 on iTunes
  7. The Golden Age of Light Music — Humoresque $0.99 on iTunes
  8. The Golden Age of Light Music — On a Spring Note $0.99 on iTunes
  9. The Golden Age of Light Music — Boogie Woogie Moonshine (From"Piccadilly Incident") $0.99 on iTunes
  10. The Golden Age of Light Music — Voice of Industry - March $0.99 on iTunes
  11. The Golden Age of Light Music — Willie the Whistler $0.99 on iTunes
  12. The Golden Age of Light Music — Starlight Roof Waltz $0.99 on iTunes
  13. The Golden Age of Light Music — A Matter of Life and Death (Prelude from the Film) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. The Golden Age of Light Music — Olympic Games March $0.99 on iTunes
  15. The Golden Age of Light Music — The Fairy and the Fiddlers $0.99 on iTunes
  16. The Golden Age of Light Music — Bonaventure $0.99 on iTunes
  17. The Golden Age of Light Music — American Serenade $0.99 on iTunes
  18. The Golden Age of Light Music — Marche Fantastique $0.99 on iTunes
  19. The Golden Age of Light Music — Short Overture to an Unwritten Opera $0.99 on iTunes
  20. The Golden Age of Light Music — Royal Cavalcade $0.99 on iTunes
  21. The Golden Age of Light Music — Lullaby of the Bells (Piano Concerto from "The Phantom of the Opera") [feat. Guy Fletcher] $0.99 on iTunes
  22. The Golden Age of Light Music — Down The Mall $0.99 on iTunes
  23. The Golden Age of Light Music — Stardust $0.99 on iTunes
  24. The Golden Age of Light Music — Footlights $0.99 on iTunes
  25. The Golden Age of Light Music — A Cocktail Of Happiness $0.99 on iTunes
  26. The Golden Age of Light Music — Girls In Grey $0.99 on iTunes
  27. The Golden Age of Light Music — Humoresque $0.99 on iTunes
  28. The Golden Age of Light Music — On A Spring Note $0.99 on iTunes
  29. The Golden Age of Light Music — Voice Of Industry - March $0.99 on iTunes
  30. The Golden Age of Light Music — Willie The Whistler $0.99 on iTunes
  31. The Golden Age of Light Music — Starlight Roof Waltz $0.99 on iTunes
  32. The Golden Age of Light Music — A Matter Of Life And Death $0.99 on iTunes
  33. The Golden Age of Light Music — Olympic Games March $0.99 on iTunes
  34. The Golden Age of Light Music — The Fairy And The Fiddlers $0.99 on iTunes
  35. The Golden Age of Light Music — Bonaventure $0.99 on iTunes
  36. The Golden Age of Light Music — American Serenade $0.99 on iTunes
  37. The Golden Age of Light Music — Marche Fantastique $0.99 on iTunes
  38. The Golden Age of Light Music — Short Overture To An Unwritten Opera $0.99 on iTunes
  39. The Golden Age of Light Music — Royal Cavalcade $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Belton, John : Down the Mall, for band
>Carmichael, Hoagy : Stardust
>Coates, Eric : Footlights (Concert waltz)
>Walton, William : Prelude and Fugue "Spitfire"
>Reynolds, Wynford : A Cocktail of Happiness, for pops orchestra
>Williams, Charles : Girls in Grey, television newsreel march
>Dvorak, Antonin : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187
>Arlen, Albert : El Alamein, for piano & orchestra
>Torch, Sidney : On a Spring Note
>Collins, Anthony : Boogie Woogie Moonshine, for pops orchestra (for the film "Piccadilly Incident")
>Beaver, Jack : Voice of Industry, march for pops orchestra
>Farnon, Robert : Willie the Whistler, for pops orchestra
>Melachrino, George : Starlight Roof Waltz, for orchestra
>Gray, Allan : A Matter of Life and Death
>Hanmer, Ronald : Olympic Games March, for pops orchestra
>White, Edward Little : The Fairy and the Fiddlers, for pops orchestra
>Curzon, Frederic : Bonaventure, for pops orchestra
>Alter, Louie : American Serenade, for pops orchestra
>Lucas, Leighton : Marche fantastique, for pops orchestra
>Gillis, Don : Short Overture to an Unwritten Opera, for orchestra
>Ketèlbey, Albert W. : Royal Cavalcade, for pops orchestra
>Ward, Edward : The Phantom of the opera, score to the radio broadcast of 1943
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Notes & Reviews:

This volume in the series of Light Music on Guild concentrates on music written during the 1940s, a time that had a major impact on the way in which Light Music would develop in the remaining years of the 20th Century.



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Works Details

>Belton, John : Down the Mall, for band
  • Conductor: Charles Shadwell
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.

>Carmichael, Hoagy : Stardust
  • Conductor: Percy Faith
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Coates, Eric : Footlights (Concert waltz)
  • Conductor: Eric Coates
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz

>Walton, William : Prelude and Fugue "Spitfire"
  • Performer: Laurance Turner (Violin)
  • Conductor: William Walton
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Reynolds, Wynford : A Cocktail of Happiness, for pops orchestra
  • Conductor: Wynford Reynolds
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Williams, Charles : Girls in Grey, television newsreel march
  • Conductor: Charles Williams
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March

>Dvorak, Antonin : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187
  • Conductor: David Rose
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Arlen, Albert : El Alamein, for piano & orchestra
  • Performer: Peggy Cochrane (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jack Payne
  • Running Time: 7 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto

>Torch, Sidney : On a Spring Note
  • Conductor: Sidney Torch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Collins, Anthony : Boogie Woogie Moonshine, for pops orchestra (for the film "Piccadilly Incident")
  • Performer: Henry Bronkhurst (Piano)
  • Conductor: Louis Levy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Beaver, Jack : Voice of Industry, march for pops orchestra
  • Conductor: Sidney Torch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March

>Farnon, Robert : Willie the Whistler, for pops orchestra
  • Conductor: Charles Williams
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Melachrino, George : Starlight Roof Waltz, for orchestra
  • Conductor: George Melachrino
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz

>Gray, Allan : A Matter of Life and Death :: Prelude
  • Conductor: Charles Williams
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Hanmer, Ronald : Olympic Games March, for pops orchestra
  • Conductor: Sidney Torch
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March

>White, Edward Little : The Fairy and the Fiddlers, for pops orchestra
  • Conductor: Jay Wilbur
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Curzon, Frederic : Bonaventure, for pops orchestra
  • Conductor: Frederic Curzon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Alter, Louie : American Serenade, for pops orchestra
  • Conductor: Meredith Willson
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lucas, Leighton : Marche fantastique, for pops orchestra
  • Conductor: Leighton Lucas
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March

>Gillis, Don : Short Overture to an Unwritten Opera, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Rae Jenkins
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1945

>Ketèlbey, Albert W. : Royal Cavalcade, for pops orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March

>Ward, Edward : The Phantom of the opera, score to the radio broadcast of 1943
  • Performer: Guy Fletcher (Piano)
  • Conductor: Mantovani
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern