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Boulter’s Lock, Sunday Afternoon, 1895 by Edward John Gregory (1850-1909)
Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside / Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight
Track(s) taken from CDA66968
Recording details: October 1996
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 1997
Total duration: 2 minutes 49 seconds

'Should more than satisfy those who like a good tune! Many of the old favourites here will be forever associated with radio and television signature tunes … Nostalgia is the key to many of thse pieces, but a collection such as this reminds us that the thing which really binds this collection together is the quality of the music itself' (BBC Music Magazine)

Carriage and Pair
composer
1950; concert piece from music for the film 'So long at the fair'

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Like Edward Elgar, Benjamin Frankel (1906–1973) had aspirations as a serious composer. London-born, he composed eight symphonies, concertos for violin and viola and much other orchestral and chamber music; but he was also prolifically active in more popular forms. Whilst a student of piano and composition at The Guildhall School, he was playing as jazz violinist in night clubs, and during the 1930s was in demand as conductor and orchestrator for West End musical shows, including Noel Coward’s Operette. He composed over a hundred film scores, among them music for the 1950 film So Long at the Fair starring Jean Simmons and Dirk Bogarde. The fair in question was the Paris Exhibition of 1889, and he subsequently brought together themes he used to capture journeys through the city into the concert piece Carriage and Pair.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1997

Other albums featuring this work
'British Light Music Classics' (CDS44261/4)
British Light Music Classics
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