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Track(s) taken from CDA66868

Nights of gladness


New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: December 1995
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: May 1996
Total duration: 5 minutes 39 seconds

Cover artwork: The City Atlas (1889) by Sidney Starr (1857-1925)
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Gift of the Massey Collection of English Painting, 1946


'For light music specialist and general music lover alike, this collection should prove pure delight' (Gramophone)

'Music that will make older readers revel in nostalgia and younger listeners discover an abundance of charming tunes that will spin around in their heads for days … An entrancing collection packaged in warm, ravishing sound' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The noble but under-rated tradition of British light music played to the manner born by Corp and his band who, if anything, improve on the original recordings' (Classic CD)

'Espléndido disco' (CD Compact, Spain)
The swirling Nights of Gladness (1912) is by Charles Ancliffe (1880–1952), an Irishman from Kildare who served for some years in India as Bandmaster of the South Wales Borderers. It was one Christmas Eve, on returning home from service in India, that he composed this waltz, the best known of many superbly crafted dances, marches and novelty pieces from his pen.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

Le tourbillonnant Nights of Gladness (1912) est de Charles Ancliffe (1880-1952), un Irlandais de Kildare qui servit quelques années aux Indes, comme Bandmaster of the South Wales Borderers. Une veille de Noël, alors qu’il rentrait au pays, il écrivit cette valse, la plus fameuse des innombrables danses, marches et nouveautés superbement ciselées qui s’écoulèrent de sa plume.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1996
Français: Hypérion

Die wirbelnden Nights of Gladness (1912) (Nächte der Freude) stammen von Charles Ancliffe (1880-1952), einem Iren aus Kildare, der einige Jahre als Kapellmeister der South Wales Borderers in Indien diente. Er komponierte den Walzer an einem Heiligabend, als er von seinem Dienst in Indien zurückgekehrt war. Unter den vielen superb geschaffenen Tänzen, Märschen und modernen Stücken aus seiner Feder sollte dieser Walzer am bekanntesten werden.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt

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British Light Music Classics
CDS44261/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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