Thursday, 25 April 2013

Eric Coates: Listings of Music recorded on the Guild Light Music Series.


Guild Light Music has been instrumental in issuing a vast range of quality light music. In fact, there are over 200 CD releases with in excess of 2000 tunes. This is a major achievement. In an occasional series I intend to list the works of certain light music composers that are currently available in this series.  I have listed each piece and have quoted the band and the CD number. 
It is clear from this listing that most of the pieces are from the standard Coates repertoire such as By the Sleepy Lagoon and the London Suite. However scattered about these recordings are some genuine rarities that may be unfamiliar to even some of the composer’s greatest fans.  I think of Mirage, Salute the Soldier and the Song of Loyalty.
I have not included links to each CD, however further information can be found on the record company’s webpages.

By The Sleepy Lagoon - London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras  (GLCD5159)
Calling All Workers - Tivoli Concert Hall Orchestra / Svend Christian Felumb (GLCD5128)
Calling All Workers (Excerpt) - Eric Coates & Symphony Orchestra (GLCD5137)
Dam Busters, The: Film Theme - Central Band of the Royal Air Force / Wing Commander A. E. Sims, (GLCD5147)
Dam Busters, The: March (From The Film) - Eric Coates & his Concert Orchestra (GLCD5202)
Footlights - Light Symphony Orchestra / Eric Coates (GLCD5171)
Four Centuries Suite: Rhythm - New Symphony Orchestra / Eric Coates (GLCD5120)
Four Ways Suite: Northwards - Regal Cinema Orchestra / Emanuel Starkey (GLCD5134)
Four Ways Suite: Westward - New Light Symphony Orchestra / Joseph Lewis (GLCD5106)
High Flight - Michael Freedman & His Orchestra (GLCD5169)
Impression of a Princess - Melodi Light Orchestra / ‘Ole Jensen’ Robert Farnon (GLCD5179)
Jester at the Wedding, The March - Symphony Orchestra / Eric Coates (GLCD5200)
London Again Suite: Mayfair - Eric Johnson his Orchestra  (GLCD5192)
London Again Suite: Oxford Street - Tivoli Concert Hall Orchestra / Svend Christian Felumb (GLCD5136)
London Again Suite: Oxford Street + Langham Place + Mayfair (Eric Coates) - Philharmonic Promenade Orchestra / Eric Coates (GLCD5203)
London Bridge March - Band of HM Grenadier Guards / Lt. Col. George Miller (GLCD5117)
London Bridge March - New Light Symphony Orchestra / Joseph Lewis (GLCD5101)
London Calling - Queen's Hall Light Orchestra / Charles Williams (GLCD5107)
London Suite: Covent Garden + Westminster + Knighstbridge - Eric Johnson & his Orchestra (GLCD5195)
London Suite: Knightsbridge March ("In Town Tonight") - Band of H.M. Grenadier Guards / Capt. George Miller (GLCD5147)
London Suite: Knightsbridge March ("In Town Tonight") - BBC Dance Orchestra / Henry Hall (GLCD5116)
Merrymakers, The - Miniature Overture - London Symphony Orchestra / Eric Coates (GLCD5163)
Mirage - Queen's Hall Light Orchestra / Charles Williams (GLCD5107)
Music Everywhere (Rediffusion March) - Queen's Hall Light Orchestra / Eric Coates (GLCD5162)
Over to You - Royal Air Force Central Orchestra / Wing Commander R.P. O'donnell (GLCD5135)
Salute the Soldier - London Symphony Orchestra / Eric Coates (GLCD5178)
Selfish Giant, The - Julian Fuhs' Symphony Orchestra (GLCD5134)
Song of Loyalty - Royal Air Force Central Orchestra / Wing Commander R.P. O'donnell (GLCD5135)
South Wales and West - Television March - Eric Coates & His Orchestra (GLCD5149)
Summer Afternoon - Idyll - Eric Coates & Symphony Orchestra (GLCD5138)
Summer Days Suite: At the Dance - Richard Crean & His Orchestra (GLCD5198)
Summer Days Suite: In A Country Lane - Richard Crean & His Orchestra (GLCD5198)
Television March - London Symphony Orchestra / Eric Coates (GLCD5104)
Three Bears Suite: Waltz - Queen's Hall Light Orchestra / Eric Coates (GLCD5102)
Three Bears, The - A Fantasy - London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras (GLCD5157)
Three Bears, The - A Fantasy - Plaza Theatre Orchestra / Frank Tours (GLCD5122)
Three Men Suite: 1. The Man from the Country –The Orchestra of the Royal Marines (Portsmouth Division) Orchestra / Captain F Vivian Dunn (GLCD5174)
Three Men Suite: 2. The Man About Town - The Orchestra of the Royal Marines (Portsmouth Division) Orchestra / Captain F Vivian Dunn (GLCD5174)
 Three Men Suite: 3. The Man from the Sea - The Orchestra of the Royal Marines (Portsmouth Division) Orchestra / Captain F Vivian Dunn (GLCD5174)
 Under The Stars - Queen's Hall Light Orchestra / Charles Williams (GLCD5112)
 Wood Nymphs - RAF Concert Orchestra / Sidney Torch (GLCD5181)

1 comment:

John France said...

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