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Track(s) taken from CDA66968

Girls in grey

composer
signature tune for 'Television Newsreel'

New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
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 38 seconds

Cover artwork: 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
 
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Girls in grey  [2'38]

Reviews

'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)
Charles Williams (1893–1978) was a Londoner who played the violin in concert, theatre and cinema orchestras before becoming a theatre and cinema musical director. His film experience led to composing and scoring music for many Gaumont–British films, and his Dream of Olwen for the 1947 film While I Live became a classic. He also composed a wealth of atmospheric pieces for the Chappell Recording Library, many of which gained wide familiarity from their use as radio and television signature tunes. Among these was the march Girls in Grey, which was used as theme tune for the BBC’s Television Newsreel.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1997

Le londonien Charles Williams (1893-1978) fut violoniste de concert, de théâtre et de cinéma avant de devenir directeur musical de théâtre et de cinéma. Cette dernière expérience l’amena à composer et à orchestrer la musique de nombreux films de la Gaumont-British – son Dream of Olwen, destiné au film While I live (1947), devint un classique. Il écrivit, en outre, une profusion de morceaux d’ambiance pour la Chappell Recording Library, dont beaucoup devinrent extrêmement célèbres comme indicatifs de radio et de télévision. Parmi eux, la marche Girls in Grey, qui fut l’indicatif de Television Neewsreel, à la BBC.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1997
Français: Hypérion

Der Londoner Charles Williams (1893-1978) war anfänglich als Geiger in Konzert-, Theater- und Kinoorchestern tätig. Später stieg er dann zum musikalischen Leiter eines Theaters sowie Kinos auf. Aufgrund seiner Erfahrungen im Bereich des Films wandte er sich schließlich der Komposition von Filmmusik zu. Er schrieb die Musik zu vielen Gaumont-British-Filmen, und sein Stück Dream of Olwen aus dem Film While I Live von 1947 wurde ein Klassiker. Zudem schrieb er eine Fülle an stimmungsvollen Stücken für die Chappell Recording Library, von denen viele als Radio- und Fernseh-Erkennungsmelodien bekannt wurden. So wurde zum Beispiel der Marsch Girls in Grey die Erkennungsmelodie von BBCs Television Newsreel.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1997
Deutsch: Manuela Hübner

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