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The Watermill

composer
1958; signature tune for 'The Secret Garden'

 
Ronald Binge (1910–1979) was born in Derby and worked his way from a position as cinema organist, orchestral pianist and piano-accordionist to arranger for the Mantovani Orchestra. As such he evolved the ‘cascading strings’ effect for which Mantovani became famous. A serious student of orchestration, Binge also experimented to good effect in his own compositions. The Watermill (1958), a pastoral piece, is written for oboe and strings and was used as the signature tune for the BBC television series The Secret Garden.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

Ronald Binge (1910-1979) vit le jour à Derby et fut organiste de cinéma, pianiste d’orchestre et accordeur de piano avant d’être arrangeur pour le Mantovani Orchestra. Cette dernière fonction lui valut de développer l’effet des ‘cordes cascadantes’, qui fit la célébrité de Mantovani. Etudiant l’orchestration avec sérieux, Binge expérimenta également de bons effets dans ses propres compositions. The Watermill (1958), une pièce pastorale, est écrite pour hautbois et cordes; elle servit d’indicatif à la série télévisée de la BBC The Secret Garden.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1996
Français: Hypérion

Ronald Binge (1910-1979) wurde in Derby geboren und arbeitete sich vom Kino-Organisten, Orchesterpianisten und Akkordeonspieler zum Arrangeur des Mantovani Orchestra hoch. Als solcher entwickelte er die ‘Kaskadeneffekte’ der Streicher, für die Mantovani so berühmt wurde. Auch als ernsthafter Student, der sich mit der Instrumentation beschäftigte, experimentierte Binge auf recht wirkungsvolle Weise in seinen eigenen Kompositionen. The Watermill (Die Wassermühle) (1958) ist ein pastorales Stück dieses Komponisten für Oboe und Streicher und wurde die Kennmelodie der BBC- Fernsehserie The Secret Garden (Der geheime Garten).

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt

Recordings

British Light Music Classics
CDS44261/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1
CDA66868Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4

Details

Track 8 on CDA66868 [3'45] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 8 on CDS44261/4 CD1 [3'45] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDA66868 track 8

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-86808
Duration
3'45
Recording date
1 December 1995
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1 (CDA66868)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: May 1996
    Deletion date: July 2010
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
  2. British Light Music Classics (CDS44261/4)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: October 2006
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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