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Nights of gladness


The swirling Nights of Gladness (1912) is by Charles Ancliffe (1880–1952), an Irishman from Kildare who served for some years in India as Bandmaster of the South Wales Borderers. It was one Christmas Eve, on returning home from service in India, that he composed this waltz, the best known of many superbly crafted dances, marches and novelty pieces from his pen.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

Le tourbillonnant Nights of Gladness (1912) est de Charles Ancliffe (1880-1952), un Irlandais de Kildare qui servit quelques années aux Indes, comme Bandmaster of the South Wales Borderers. Une veille de Noël, alors qu’il rentrait au pays, il écrivit cette valse, la plus fameuse des innombrables danses, marches et nouveautés superbement ciselées qui s’écoulèrent de sa plume.

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

Die wirbelnden Nights of Gladness (1912) (Nächte der Freude) stammen von Charles Ancliffe (1880-1952), einem Iren aus Kildare, der einige Jahre als Kapellmeister der South Wales Borderers in Indien diente. Er komponierte den Walzer an einem Heiligabend, als er von seinem Dienst in Indien zurückgekehrt war. Unter den vielen superb geschaffenen Tänzen, Märschen und modernen Stücken aus seiner Feder sollte dieser Walzer am bekanntesten werden.

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 17 on CDA66868 [5'39] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 17 on CDS44261/4 CD1 [5'39] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

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