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GLCD 5201 – Fiddles And Bows

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Memory Lane 179 – Summer 2013

GLCD 5201 – Fiddles and Bows is the title to Guilds 101st CD in their long running The Golden Age of Light Music series. The title track by Emile Deltour is performed by Roger Roger, who also features conducting two of his own compositions. Indeed, we have several other instances an this CD of multi-talented composer/conductors including David Rose, Franck Pourcel and Bernie Wayne. Two stalwarts of the British musical scene who also get in an the act are Steve Race performing his very catchy tune, Nicola, and Phil Green also impressing with his composition, Always On My Mind. For Cinema Classics (GLCD 5202) David Ades has selected some heavyweight material with the occasional heavenly choir thrown in for good measure. Consider this cast list: ‘Tara Theme’, ‘The Magnificent Seven’, ‘Ben Hur’, ‘Exodus’, ‘King Of Kings’ and ‘The Big Country’. But we are also given several light hearted and romantic themes such as ‘Friendly Persuasion’, ‘Moon River’ and ‘Three Coins In The Fountain’. It is a marvellous collection of 24 tracks performed by such stellar conductors as Ron Goodwin, Tony Osborne, Robert Farnon and Cyril Ornadel. And, of course, the remastering king Alan Bunting has performed his usual magic to give a warm and clear sound.
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