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Sailing by

composer
1963

 
Ronald Binge (1910–1979) was one of the most talented of British light music composers and, like Percy Fletcher, was a native of Derby. He worked his way from cinema organist, orchestral pianist and piano-accordionist to the position of arranger for the Mantovani Orchestra. As such he evolved the ‘cascading strings’ effect for which Mantovani became famous and which was just one of the products of the fertile mind of a serious student of orchestration. Two of his best-loved compositions were included on volume one, and another is his Sailing By (1963) which has become familiar to many as the closing music of the day on Radio 4, easing listeners gently towards their beds.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1997

Ronald Binge (1910-1979) fut un des plus talentueux compositeurs de musique légère britannique. Natif, comme Percy Fletcher, de Derby, il travailla comme organiste de cinéma, pianiste d’orchestre et joueur d’accordéon à clavier avant de devenir arrangeur pour le Mantovani Orchestra. Là, il développa l’effet des «cordes cascadantes», qui fit la renommée de Mantovani, et qui n’était qu’un des produits de l’esprit fertile d’un étudiant sérieux en orchestration. Deux de ses compositions préférées figurent dans le premier volume de la présente série; Sailing By (1963), enregistrée ici, est devenue célèbre comme musique de fin de journée sur BBC Radio 4, pour aider les auditeurs à gagner doucement leur lit.

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

Ronald Binge (1910-1979) war einer der begabtesten britischen Unterhaltungsmusik-Komponisten, und auch er stammt – wie Percy Fletcher – aus Derby. Er erarbeitete sich seinen Weg nach oben, vom Kinoorganisten, Orchesterpianisten und Piano-Akkordeonspieler bis hin zum Arrangeur des Mantovani-Orchesters. In diesem Amt entwickelte er den ‘Kaskaden’-Effekt der Streicher, der das Mantovani-Orchester so bekannt machte und nur eine der zahlreichen Ideen ist, die dem geistreichen und findigen Kopf eines ernsthaften Studenten der Instrumentierung entsprungen sind. Zwei seiner beliebtesten Kompositionen sind in der ersten Ausgabe von British Light Music Classics zu hören. Ein weiteres Lieblingsstück ist sein Sailing By (1963), das vielen als Sendeschlußmusik von BBC Radio 4 und somit als sanfte, die Schlafenszeit ankündigende Nachtmusik bekannt geworden ist.

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

Recordings

British Light Music Classics
CDS44261/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 2
CDA66968Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4

Details

Track 10 on CDA66968 [2'50] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 10 on CDS44261/4 CD2 [2'50] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44261/4 disc 2 track 10

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-96810
Duration
2'50
Recording date
22 October 1996
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. 2 (CDA66968)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: March 1997
    Deletion date: May 2010
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
  2. British Light Music Classics (CDS44261/4)
    Disc 2 Track 10
    Release date: October 2006
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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