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In party mood

1944; signature tune for 'Housewives' Choice'

Jack Strachey (1894–1972), born in Brighton, became known between the Wars for his theatre songs, among them ‘These Foolish Things’ (1936). Later he composed orchestral pieces for light-orchestral libraries. The suitably jolly In Party Mood (1944) was for many years familiar as the signature tune of the BBC Light Programme’s Housewives’ Choice.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

Né à Brighton, Jack Strachey (1894-1972) devint célèbre, dans l’entre-deux-guerres, pour ses chansons de théâtre, dont «These Foolish Things» (1936). Plus tard, il composa des pièces orchestrales pour des collections de musique orchestrale légère, incluant In Party Mood (1944), pièce plutôt joviale qui fut pendant de nombreuses années lindicatif de l’émission «Housewives’ Choice», du BBC Light Programme.

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

Jack Strachey (1894-1972) aus Brighton wurde in der Zwischenkriegszeit mit seinen Bühnensongs berühmt, darunter ‘These Foolish Things’ (1936). Später komponierte er Orchesterstücke für Sammlungen leichter Musik. Das angemessen fröhliche In Party Mood (1944) war viele Jahre lang als Erkennungsmelodie der BBC-Radiosendung ‘Housewife’s Choice’ bekannt.

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


British Light Music Classics
CDS44261/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 3
CDA67148Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4


Track 3 on CDA67148 [4'01] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 3 on CDS44261/4 CD3 [4'01] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

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