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The Haymarket Theatre, London by George Hyde Pownall (1876-1932)
Courtesy of Bourne Gallery, Reigate, Surrey / Fine Art Photographic Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67148
Recording details: August 1999
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Tony Faulkner & Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 2000
Total duration: 4 minutes 1 seconds

'Ronald Corp and the New London Orchestra play with their familiar accomplishment and affection and, if anything, an even surer grasp of pace than before. The CD is gratifyingly full and excellently recorded. More, please!' (Gramophone)

'Throughout, Corp … has one great asset – charm, and I defy you not to sit listening to these appealing morceaux without a permanent grin on your face' (International Record Review)

'Corp’s performances are sumptuous' (The Sunday Times)

'An artfully cherry-picked selection played with affection and zest, which will leave you with a warm glow – and perhaps a feeling of regret that no one writes music like this any more' (Classic FM Magazine)

'If you've a soft spot for this kind of repertoire you'll love it' (BBC CD Review)

In party mood
composer
1944; signature tune for 'Housewives' Choice'

In party mood  [4'01]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Jack Strachey (1894–1972), born in Brighton, became known between the Wars for his theatre songs, among them ‘These Foolish Things’ (1936). Later he composed orchestral pieces for light-orchestral libraries. The suitably jolly In Party Mood (1944) was for many years familiar as the signature tune of the BBC Light Programme’s Housewives’ Choice.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

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