Sidney Torch (1908–1990) was born Sidney Torchinsky of Russian parents in East London. A talented pianist, he became a theatre organist between the Wars as well as a prolific composer and arranger, and then conducted the BBC’s Friday Night is Music Night
for many years. On a Spring Note
(1952) may be counted among his most popular compositions—thanks largely to its use in the cinema for Pathé Gazette.
from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000