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British Light Classics - works by Bayco, Coates, Curzon, Docker, Farnon, Grainger, Hartley, Ketelbey, Tomlinson et al. / Groves, Alwyn, Lanchbery et al.

Audio Samples

>Coates, Eric : By the Sleepy Lagoon
>Coates, Eric : Calling All Workers, march for orchestra
>Ketèlbey, Albert William : In a Persian Market, intermezzo-scene for chorus & orchestra
>Coates, Eric : The Merrymakers, a miniature overture
>Coates, Eric : Knightsbridge March
>Grainger, Percy : Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air), folk song for string orchestra with 2 horns ad lib.
>Grainger, Percy : Mock Morris, for orchestra (elastic scoring) (RMTB 1)
>Ketèlbey, Albert William : In a Monastery Garden for chorus & orchestra
>Grainger, Percy : Country Gardens
>Grainger, Percy : Shepherd's Hey
>Williams, Charles : The Dream of Olwen, for piano & orchestra (From the film "The Way to the Stars")
>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : Dusk, for voice & piano
>Ketèlbey, Albert William : Bells Across the Meadows, characteristic intermezzo
>Bath, Hubert : Cornish Rhapsody for piano & orchestra
>Coates, Eric : Oxford Street (March) (no 1, from London Again)
>Williams, Charles : The Devil's Galop, for orchestra (theme for the radio series Dick Barton
>     Special Agent)
>Wood, Arthur : Barwick Green, for orchestra
>Martin, Ray : Marching Strings, for orchestra
>Binge, Ronald : Sailing By, for orchestra (theme for BBC Radio 4's Late Night Shipping Forecast)
>Coates, Eric : Dance in the Twilight (from Springtime Suite)
>Collins, Anthony : Vanity Fair, for orchestra
>Curzon, Frederic : Punchinello Overture
>Tomlinson, Ernest : Little Serenade
>Binge, Ronald : Miss Melanie
>Langford, Alan : Waltz
>Bayco, Frederic : Elizabethan Masque
>Vinter, Gilbert : Portuguese Party
>Dexter, Harry : Siciliano
>Wood, Haydn : Moods, Suite
>     6. Joyousness, Concert Waltz
>Binge, Ronald : Elizabethan Serenade, for orchestra
>Wood, Haydn : Paris
>     2. Montmartre
>Osborne, Leslie : Lullaby for Penelope
>Farnon, Robert : Portrait of a Flirt, for orchestra
>Hartley, Fred : Rouge et Noir
>Duncan, Trevor : A Little Suite
>     3. March
>Curzon, Frederic : Boulevardier
>Binge, Ronald : The Watermill
>Docker, Robert : Tabarinage
>Hope, Peter : Jaunting Car, for orchestra
>Coates, Eric : Impressions of a Princess, intermezzo for orchestra
>Coates, Eric : Wood Nymphs (Valsette)
>Coates, Eric : The Dam Busters

Album Summary

>Coates, Eric : By the Sleepy Lagoon
>Coates, Eric : Calling All Workers, march for orchestra
>Ketèlbey, Albert William : In a Persian Market, intermezzo-scene for chorus & orchestra
>Coates, Eric : The Merrymakers, a miniature overture
>Coates, Eric : Knightsbridge March
>Grainger, Percy : Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air), folk song for string orchestra with 2 horns ad lib.
>Grainger, Percy : Mock Morris, for orchestra (elastic scoring) (RMTB 1)
>Ketèlbey, Albert William : In a Monastery Garden for chorus & orchestra
>Grainger, Percy : Country Gardens
>Grainger, Percy : Shepherd's Hey
>Williams, Charles : The Dream of Olwen, for piano & orchestra (From the film "The Way to the Stars")
>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : Dusk, for voice & piano
>Ketèlbey, Albert William : Bells Across the Meadows, characteristic intermezzo
>Bath, Hubert : Cornish Rhapsody for piano & orchestra
>Coates, Eric : Oxford Street (March) (no 1, from London Again)
>Williams, Charles : The Devil's Galop, for orchestra (theme for the radio series Dick Barton
>Wood, Arthur : Barwick Green, for orchestra
>Martin, Ray : Marching Strings, for orchestra
>Binge, Ronald : Sailing By, for orchestra (theme for BBC Radio 4's Late Night Shipping Forecast)
>Coates, Eric : Dance in the Twilight (from Springtime Suite)
>Collins, Anthony : Vanity Fair, for orchestra
>Curzon, Frederic : Punchinello Overture
>Tomlinson, Ernest : Little Serenade
>Binge, Ronald : Miss Melanie
>Langford, Alan : Waltz
>Bayco, Frederic : Elizabethan Masque
>Vinter, Gilbert : Portuguese Party
>Dexter, Harry : Siciliano
>Wood, Haydn : Moods, Suite
>Binge, Ronald : Elizabethan Serenade, for orchestra
>Wood, Haydn : Paris
>Osborne, Leslie : Lullaby for Penelope
>Farnon, Robert : Portrait of a Flirt, for orchestra
>Hartley, Fred : Rouge et Noir
>Duncan, Trevor : A Little Suite
>Curzon, Frederic : Boulevardier
>Binge, Ronald : The Watermill
>Docker, Robert : Tabarinage
>Hope, Peter : Jaunting Car, for orchestra
>Coates, Eric : Impressions of a Princess, intermezzo for orchestra
>Coates, Eric : Wood Nymphs (Valsette)
>Coates, Eric : The Dam Busters
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Notes & Reviews:

From the Sleepy Lagoon to the Dam Busters, from Knightsbridge in a Jaunting Car to a Monastery Garden: all the classic tracks collected here are immediately appealing, and a great many of them instantly recognizable. Whatever 'light music' may mean - and the question has exercised some fine minds over futile years - as presented here it is, in Denis Norden's words, 'not just tuneful round the outside, but tuneful right through'.



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Works Details

>Coates, Eric : By the Sleepy Lagoon
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (05/23/1956-05/24/1956)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Coates, Eric : Calling All Workers, march for orchestra
  • Conductor: Reginald Kilbey
  • Notes: Great Hall, University of Birmingham (04/15/1971-04/16/1971)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1940

>Albert W. Ketèlbey (1875 - 1959) : In a Persian Market, intermezzo-scene for chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: John Lanchbery
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (06/13/1977-06/14/1977)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1920

>Coates, Eric : The Merrymakers, a miniature overture
  • Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (06/28/1964-06/29/1964)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Coates, Eric : Knightsbridge March
  • Conductor: Charles Groves
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (07/01/1970-07/02/1970)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March

>Grainger, Percy : Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air), folk song for string orchestra with 2 horns ad lib.
  • Conductor: Vivian Dunn
  • Notes: Composition written: 1913.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Grainger, Percy : Mock Morris, for orchestra (elastic scoring) (RMTB 1)
  • Conductor: Vivian Dunn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910-1914

>Albert W. Ketèlbey (1875 - 1959) : In a Monastery Garden for chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: John Lanchbery
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (06/13/1977-06/14/1977)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1915

>Grainger, Percy : Country Gardens
  • Conductor: Vivian Dunn
  • Notes: Composition written: 1908-18.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1918

>Grainger, Percy : Shepherd's Hey
  • Conductor: Vivian Dunn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1913

>Williams, Charles : The Dream of Olwen, for piano & orchestra (From the film "The Way to the Stars")
  • Performer: Daniel Adni (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
  • Notes: Guildhall, Southampton (06/28/1979-06/29/1979)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : Dusk, for voice & piano
  • Conductor: Vivian Dunn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Albert W. Ketèlbey (1875 - 1959) : Bells Across the Meadows, characteristic intermezzo
  • Conductor: John Lanchbery
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (06/13/1977-06/14/1977)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921

>Bath, Hubert : Cornish Rhapsody for piano & orchestra
  • Performer: Daniel Adni (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
  • Notes: Guildhall, Southampton (06/28/1979-06/29/1979)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Coates, Eric : Oxford Street (March) (no 1, from London Again)
  • Conductor: Charles Groves
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (07/01/1970-07/02/1970)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Williams, Charles : The Devil's Galop, for orchestra (theme for the radio series Dick Barton :: Special Agent)
  • Conductor: Charles Williams
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wood, Arthur : Barwick Green, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Sidney Torch
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Martin, Ray : Marching Strings, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Ray Martin
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Binge, Ronald : Sailing By, for orchestra (theme for BBC Radio 4's Late Night Shipping Forecast)
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1963

>Coates, Eric : Dance in the Twilight (from Springtime Suite)
  • Conductor: George Weldon
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (02/18/1963-02/19/1963)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Collins, Anthony : Vanity Fair, for orchestra
  • Conductor: George Weldon
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (02/18/1963-02/19/1963)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Curzon, Frederic : Punchinello Overture
  • Conductor: George Weldon
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (02/18/1963-02/19/1963)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Tomlinson, Ernest : Little Serenade
  • Conductor: George Weldon
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (02/18/1963-02/19/1963)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Binge, Ronald : Miss Melanie
  • Conductor: George Weldon
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (02/18/1963-02/19/1963)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Langford, Alan : Waltz
  • Conductor: George Weldon
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (02/18/1963-02/19/1963)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1960

>Bayco, Frederic : Elizabethan Masque
  • Conductor: George Weldon
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (02/18/1963-02/19/1963)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vinter, Gilbert : Portuguese Party
  • Conductor: George Weldon
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (02/18/1963-02/19/1963)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Dexter, Harry : Siciliano
  • Conductor: George Weldon
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (02/18/1963-02/19/1963)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Wood, Haydn : Moods, Suite :: 6. Joyousness, Concert Waltz
  • Conductor: George Weldon
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (02/18/1963-02/19/1963)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Binge, Ronald : Elizabethan Serenade, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Reginald Kilbey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951

>Wood, Haydn : Paris :: 2. Montmartre
  • Conductor: Reginald Kilbey
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Osborne, Leslie : Lullaby for Penelope
  • Conductor: Reginald Kilbey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Farnon, Robert : Portrait of a Flirt, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Reginald Kilbey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Hartley, Fred : Rouge et Noir
  • Conductor: Reginald Kilbey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Duncan, Trevor : A Little Suite :: 3. March
  • Conductor: Vivian Dunn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Curzon, Frederic : Boulevardier
  • Conductor: Vivian Dunn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Binge, Ronald : The Watermill
  • Conductor: Vivian Dunn
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Docker, Robert : Tabarinage
  • Conductor: Vivian Dunn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 328

>Hope, Peter : Jaunting Car, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Vivian Dunn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Coates, Eric : Impressions of a Princess, intermezzo for orchestra
  • Conductor: Eric Coates
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Coates, Eric : Wood Nymphs (Valsette)
  • Conductor: Eric Coates
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1918

>Coates, Eric : The Dam Busters
  • Conductor: Eric Coates
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1954