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Track(s) taken from CDA67148

Little Serenade

1955; extracted as a free-standing piece from the musical play 'The story of Cinderella'

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 31 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)
Ernest Tomlinson, born in 1924 in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music. He has pursued a varied musical career as organist, composer, arranger and conductor, making many radio and television appearances. His most successful composition, Little Serenade, began life in a musical play The Story of Cinderella (1955). After being extracted as an independent piece, it became widely familiar, not least as signature tune for various radio and television programmes.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

Né en 1924, à Rawtenstall (Lancashire), Ernest Tomlinson étudia au Royal Manchester College of Music et poursuivit une carrière musicale variée (organiste, compositeur, arrangeur et chef d’orchestre), apparaissant souvent à la radio et à la télévision. Sa plus célèbre composition, Little Serenade, fit d’abord partie d’une pièce musicale, The Story of Cinderella (1955), avant de devenir un morceau à part entière fort connu, notamment comme indicatif de divers programmes radiophoniques et télévisés.

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

Ernest Tomlinson, 1924 in Rawtenstall in Lancashire geboren, hat am Royal Manchester College of Music studiert. Er kann auf eine vielfältige Karriere als Organist, Komponist, Arrangeur und Dirigent zurückblicken und ist vielfach im Rundfunk und Fernsehen aufgetreten. Seine erfolgreichste Komposition, Little Serenade, erblickte als Teil des musikalischen Lustspiels The Story of Cinderella (1955) das Licht der Welt. Nachdem es daraus als eigenständiges Stück extrahiert wurde, ist es recht bekannt geworden, nicht zuletzt als Erkennungsmelodie für verschiedene Radio- und Fernsehprogramme.

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

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