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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 38 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)

Girls in grey
composer
signature tune for 'Television Newsreel'

Girls in grey  [2'38]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
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

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'British Light Music Classics' (CDS44261/4)
British Light Music Classics
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