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Miss Melanie


Among the outstanding post-World War II exponents of British light music was Ronald Binge (1910–1979). Born in Derby, he created the ‘cascading strings’ sound for Mantovani before revealing his compositional and orchestral inventiveness in a range of fine compositions. Here we sample the delicate charms of the fun-loving Miss Melanie (1956).

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

Ronald Binge (1910-1979), l’un des plus remarquables apôtres de la musique légère britannique de l’après-Seconde Guerre mondiale, naquit à Derby. Après avoir créé la sonorité de ‘cordes cascadantes’ pour Mantovani, il révéla ensuite son inventivité compositionnelle et orchestrale dans tout un éventail de belles pièces. Nous goûtons ici aux charmes délicats de sa joviale Miss Melanie (1956).

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 2000
Français: Hypérion

Einer der herausragenden Vertreter britischer leichter Musik nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg war Ronald Binge (1910-1979) aus Derby. Er kreierte für Mantovani dessen wogenden Streicherklang, ehe er mit einer Reihe gelungener Werke aus eigener Feder seinen kompositorischen und orchestralen Einfallsreichtum bewies. Hier können wir die Anmut der lebenslustigen Miss Melanie (1956) bewundern.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 2000
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


British Light Music Classics
CDS44261/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 3
CDA67148Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4Download currently discounted


Track 7 on CDA67148 [2'25] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 7 on CDS44261/4 CD3 [2'25] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

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