Archibald Joyce (1873–1963) was a popular bandleader before and after World War I and, like Ancliffe, a successful waltz composer. He enjoyed lasting success with the waltz Dreaming
(1911), but this was only one of a series of internationally popular pieces, of which Songe d’Automne
(‘Autumn Dream’, 1908) was only marginally less successful.
from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000