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Alpine Pastures


Vivian Ellis (1903–1996), a Londoner, was one of Britain’s leading theatre-composers between the Wars who likewise turned to light-orchestral composition. Coronation Scot (1948) has become a classic, but Alpine Pastures (1955) was scarcely less familiar at one time through its use as signature tune of the long-running radio series My Word. We hear it in the original orchestration by Sidney Torch (1908–1990).

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

Le Londonien Vivian Ellis (1903-1996) fut un autre grand compositeur de musique de scène britannique de l’entre-­deux-guerres, également auteur de musique orchestrale légère. Si Coronation Scot (1948) est devenu un classique, Alpine Pastures (1955) fut, à une époque, à peine moins connu, car il servit d’indicatif à la série radiophonique «My Word». Nous l’entendons ici dans l’orchestration originale de Sidney Torch (1908-1990).

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

Der Londoner Vivian Ellis (1903-1996) war ebenfalls ein führender britischer Bühnenkomponist der 20er und 30er Jahre, der sich später dem Verfassen leichter Orchesterwerke zuwandte. Coronation Scot (1948) ist zum Klassiker geworden, doch Alpine Pastures (1955) war kaum weniger berühmt, weil es als Erkennungsmelodie der langjährigen Radioserie ‘My Word’ diente. Wir hören das Originalarrangement von Sidney Torch (1908-1990).

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 14 on CDA67148 [3'40] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 14 on CDS44261/4 CD3 [3'40] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

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