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The City Atlas (1889) by Sidney Starr (1857-1925)
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Gift of the Massey Collection of English Painting, 1946
Track(s) taken from CDA66868
Recording details: December 1995
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: May 1996
Total duration: 8 minutes 29 seconds

'For light music specialist and general music lover alike, this collection should prove pure delight' (Gramophone)

'Music that will make older readers revel in nostalgia and younger listeners discover an abundance of charming tunes that will spin around in their heads for days … An entrancing collection packaged in warm, ravishing sound' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The noble but under-rated tradition of British light music played to the manner born by Corp and his band who, if anything, improve on the original recordings' (Classic CD)

'Espléndido disco' (CD Compact, Spain)

Destiny
composer
1912

Destiny  [8'29]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Destiny (1912), distinguished by its elegant cello main theme (a favourite of John Barbirolli who played it as a cello solo at Hallé balls), is by another Londoner who likewise composed several waltz successes. Sydney Baynes (1879–1938) was an accompanist, organist and choir­master before becoming chorus master at Drury Lane Theatre. From 1910 to 1914 he was musical director for John Tiller’s troupe of dancing girls at the Palace Theatre, and it was for them that he composed the melody that he developed into this celebrated waltz.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

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