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Track(s) taken from CDA66968

Sanctuary of the heart 'Méditation religieuse'


New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: October 1996
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 1997
Total duration: 4 minutes 50 seconds

Cover artwork: Boulter’s Lock, Sunday Afternoon, 1895 by Edward John Gregory (1850-1909)
Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside / Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight


'Should more than satisfy those who like a good tune! Many of the old favourites here will be forever associated with radio and television signature tunes … Nostalgia is the key to many of thse pieces, but a collection such as this reminds us that the thing which really binds this collection together is the quality of the music itself' (BBC Music Magazine)
One of few light music specialists whose name is universally recognized is Albert W Ketèlbey (1875–1959). Born in Aston, Birmingham, he was educated at Trinity College, London, where he studied piano, organ, cello, clarinet, oboe and horn. He was a church organist, theatre conductor and piano soloist before making his name with his own individual brand of exotically conceived descriptive compositions. Sanctuary of the Heart (1924) is described as a ‘méditation religieuse’ and typifies their extravagant orchestration and broad melody.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1997

Albert W. Ketèlby (1875-1959) est l’un des rares spécialistes de musique légère dont le nom soit universellement reconnu. Né à Aston, Birmingham, il fit ses études à Trinity College, Londres, où il apprit le piano, l’orgue, le violoncelle, la clarinette, le hautbois et le cor. Il fut organiste d’église, chef d’orchestre de théâtre et pianiste avant de se faire un nom grâce à sa musique singulière, toute de compositions descriptives, exotiquement conçues. Sanctuary of the Heart (1924), présenté comme une «méditation religieuse», illustre bien l’extravagance orchestrale et l’éclectisme mélodique des pièces de ce compositeur.

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

Eine der wenigen weltweit anerkannten Größen in der Unterhaltungsmusik ist Albert W. Ketèlbey (1875-1959). Der in Aston, Birmingham, geborene Ketèlbey besuchte das Trinity College in London, wo er Klavier, Orgel, Cello, Klarinette, Oboe und Horn studierte. Er war als Kirchenorganist, Theaterdirigent und Klaviersolist tätig gewesen, bevor er sich einen Namen als origineller Komponist von exotisch angelegter, deskriptiver Musik machte. Sanctuary of the Heart (1924) wird als ‘méditation religieuse’ bezeichnet und ist charakteristisch für die extravagante Instrumentierung und breite Melodie seiner Werke.

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

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