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Track(s) taken from CDA67148

Alpine Pastures


New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: August 1999
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Tony Faulkner & Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 2000
Total duration: 3 minutes 40 seconds

Cover artwork: The Haymarket Theatre, London by George Hyde Pownall (1876-1932)
Courtesy of Bourne Gallery, Reigate, Surrey / Fine Art Photographic Library, London


'Ronald Corp and the New London Orchestra play with their familiar accomplishment and affection and, if anything, an even surer grasp of pace than before. The CD is gratifyingly full and excellently recorded. More, please!' (Gramophone)

'Throughout, Corp … has one great asset – charm, and I defy you not to sit listening to these appealing morceaux without a permanent grin on your face' (International Record Review)

'Corp’s performances are sumptuous' (The Sunday Times)

'An artfully cherry-picked selection played with affection and zest, which will leave you with a warm glow – and perhaps a feeling of regret that no one writes music like this any more' (Classic FM Magazine)

'If you've a soft spot for this kind of repertoire you'll love it' (BBC CD Review)
Vivian Ellis (1903–1996), a Londoner, was one of Britain’s leading theatre-composers between the Wars who likewise turned to light-orchestral composition. Coronation Scot (1948) has become a classic, but Alpine Pastures (1955) was scarcely less familiar at one time through its use as signature tune of the long-running radio series My Word. We hear it in the original orchestration by Sidney Torch (1908–1990).

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

Le Londonien Vivian Ellis (1903-1996) fut un autre grand compositeur de musique de scène britannique de l’entre-­deux-guerres, également auteur de musique orchestrale légère. Si Coronation Scot (1948) est devenu un classique, Alpine Pastures (1955) fut, à une époque, à peine moins connu, car il servit d’indicatif à la série radiophonique «My Word». Nous l’entendons ici dans l’orchestration originale de Sidney Torch (1908-1990).

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

Der Londoner Vivian Ellis (1903-1996) war ebenfalls ein führender britischer Bühnenkomponist der 20er und 30er Jahre, der sich später dem Verfassen leichter Orchesterwerke zuwandte. Coronation Scot (1948) ist zum Klassiker geworden, doch Alpine Pastures (1955) war kaum weniger berühmt, weil es als Erkennungsmelodie der langjährigen Radioserie ‘My Word’ diente. Wir hören das Originalarrangement von Sidney Torch (1908-1990).

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

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