British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1
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Britain has a fine tradition in the creation of quality light music—music of the sort that plumbs no intellectual or emotional stimulation, but lifts the spirits with ingratiating melodies decked out with consummate craftsmanship. In this collection are gathered some of the classics that the genre has produced over a period from Victorian times to the second Elizabethan age.

Seventeen tracks of music universally recognizable: many of the pieces have introduced television and radio broadcasts for years: Calling All Workers (Music While You Work); Devil's Galop (Dick Barton—Special Agent); The Old Clockmaker (Jennings at School); Coronation Scot (Paul Temple Detective Series); Puffin' Billy (Children's Favourites); The Watermill (The Secret Garden). The disc also includes Jumping Bean, claimed to have been used as a signature tune around the world more times than any other piece!

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‘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 packa ...
‘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)