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Destiny (1912), distinguished by its elegant cello main theme (a favourite of John Barbirolli who played it as a cello solo at Hallé balls), is by another Londoner who likewise composed several waltz successes. Sydney Baynes (1879–1938) was an accompanist, organist and choir­master before becoming chorus master at Drury Lane Theatre. From 1910 to 1914 he was musical director for John Tiller’s troupe of dancing girls at the Palace Theatre, and it was for them that he composed the melody that he developed into this celebrated waltz.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

Destiny (1912), remarquable pour son élégant thème principal au violoncelle (un des favoris de John Barbirolli, qui l’interpréta au violoncelle solo aux bals Hallé), est d’un autre londonien, auteur de plusieurs valses à succès. Cet homme, Sydney Baynes (1879-1938), fut accompagnateur, organiste et maître de chapelle puis chef de chœur au Drury Lane Theatre. Directeur musical de la troupe de danseuses de John Tiller au Palace Theatre, de 1910 à 1914, il composa d’abord pour elles la mélodie qu’il développa ensuite en cette célèbre valse.

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

Destiny (Schicksal, 1912) mit seinem hervorragend eleganten Hauptthema (einer Lieblingsmelodie von John Barbirolli, der sie bei den Hallé-Bällen als Cellosolo spielte), das vom Cello vorgestellt wird, wurde von einem anderen Londoner komponiert, der ebenfalls zahlreiche Walzererfolge verzeichnen konnte. Sydney Baynes (1879-1938) war Begleitmusiker, Organist und Chorleiter, ehe er Chordirektor am Drury Lane Theater wurde. Von 1910 bis 1914 war er im Palace Theater musikalischer Direktor der John Tiller Tänzerinnen-Truppe, für die er die Melodie komponierte, aus der er später diesen gefeierten Walzer entwickelte.

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


British Light Music Classics
CDS44261/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1
CDA66868Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4


Track 5 on CDA66868 [8'29] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 5 on CDS44261/4 CD1 [8'29] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44261/4 disc 1 track 5

Recording date
1 December 1995
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1 (CDA66868)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: May 1996
    Deletion date: July 2010
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
  2. British Light Music Classics (CDS44261/4)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: October 2006
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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