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Harry Dexter (1910–1973) was born in Sheffield. Classically trained, he became a prolific composer and arranger in various styles, and it was he who founded the Light Music Society in 1956. His Siciliano (1953) takes its name from a lightly tripping dance style popular in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

De formation classique, Harry Dexter (1910-1973), né à Sheffield, devint un prolifique compositeur-arrangeur dans divers styles et fonda la Light Music Society, en 1956. Son Siciliano (1953) tire son titre d’un style de danse légèrement sautillant populaire aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles.

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

Harry Dexter (1910-1973) wurde in Sheffield geboren. Nach einer Ausbildung in klassischer Musik arbeitete er in unterschiedlichen Stilrichtungen als produktiver Komponist und Arrangeur, außerdem gründete er 1956 die Light Music Society. Sein Siciliano (1953) entlehnt seinen Namen einem im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert beliebten, locker bewegten Tanz.

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 10 on CDA67148 [4'27] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 10 on CDS44261/4 CD3 [4'27] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDA67148 track 10

Recording date
4 August 1999
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tony Faulkner & Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. British Light Music Classics, Vol. 3 (CDA67148)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: March 2000
    Deletion date: October 0/10
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
  2. British Light Music Classics (CDS44261/4)
    Disc 3 Track 10
    Release date: October 2006
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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