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Elizabethan Serenade
composer
1951

Recordings
'British Light Music Classics' (CDS44261/4)
British Light Music Classics
Buy by post £22.00 CDS44261/4  4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1' (CDA66868)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66868  Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4  
Details
Track 15 on CDA66868 [3'20] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 15 on CDS44261/4 CD1 [3'20] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Elizabethan Serenade
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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. Elizabethan Serenade (1951) builds two light but contrasted melodies upon an insistent rhythmic bass. The piece was introduced in a broadcast by the Mantovani Orchestra, became more widely known through its use as a radio signature tune, and went on to achieve popularity around the world.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

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Details for CDS44261/4 disc 1 track 15
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-86815
Duration
3'20
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 15
    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 15
    Release date: October 2006
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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