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Little Serenade

1955; extracted as a free-standing piece from the musical play 'The story of Cinderella'

Ernest Tomlinson, born in 1924 in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music. He has pursued a varied musical career as organist, composer, arranger and conductor, making many radio and television appearances. His most successful composition, Little Serenade, began life in a musical play The Story of Cinderella (1955). After being extracted as an independent piece, it became widely familiar, not least as signature tune for various radio and television programmes.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

Né en 1924, à Rawtenstall (Lancashire), Ernest Tomlinson étudia au Royal Manchester College of Music et poursuivit une carrière musicale variée (organiste, compositeur, arrangeur et chef d’orchestre), apparaissant souvent à la radio et à la télévision. Sa plus célèbre composition, Little Serenade, fit d’abord partie d’une pièce musicale, The Story of Cinderella (1955), avant de devenir un morceau à part entière fort connu, notamment comme indicatif de divers programmes radiophoniques et télévisés.

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

Ernest Tomlinson, 1924 in Rawtenstall in Lancashire geboren, hat am Royal Manchester College of Music studiert. Er kann auf eine vielfältige Karriere als Organist, Komponist, Arrangeur und Dirigent zurückblicken und ist vielfach im Rundfunk und Fernsehen aufgetreten. Seine erfolgreichste Komposition, Little Serenade, erblickte als Teil des musikalischen Lustspiels The Story of Cinderella (1955) das Licht der Welt. Nachdem es daraus als eigenständiges Stück extrahiert wurde, ist es recht bekannt geworden, nicht zuletzt als Erkennungsmelodie für verschiedene Radio- und Fernsehprogramme.

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 15 on CDA67148 [3'31] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 15 on CDS44261/4 CD3 [3'31] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44261/4 disc 3 track 15

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 15
    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 15
    Release date: October 2006
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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