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Smiles, then kisses


The Irish bandmaster Charles Ancliffe (1880–1952) was a light-music composer of particular accomplishment. He followed his famous waltz Nights of Gladness (1912) with others in similar style, of which Smiles, then Kisses (1913) enjoyed renewed familiarity after World War II with the craze for ‘olde tyme dances’.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

Le chef de fanfare irlandais Charles Ancliffe (1880-1952) fut un compositeur de musique légère remarquablement talentueux. Plusieurs valses suivirent sa célèbre Nights of Gladness (1912), telle Smiles, then Kisses (1913), qui connut un regain de célébrité avec l’engouement pour les «olde tyme dances», caractéristique de l’après-Seconde Guerre mondiale.

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

Der irische Kapellmeister Charles Ancliffe (1880-1952) war ein besonders fähiger Komponist leichter Musik. Seinem berühmten Walzer Nights of Gladness (1912) ließ er weitere in ähnlichem Stil folgen, darunter auch Smiles, then Kisses (1913), das nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg im Zuge der damaligen Begeisterung für ‘Tänze aus alter Zeit’ erneut bekannt wurde.

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 18 on CDA67148 [4'26] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 18 on CDS44261/4 CD3 [4'26] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

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