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The Golden Age of Light Music: The Art Of The Arranger - Vol. 1

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Listen  1. Can CanHal Mooney & His Orchestra 2:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Continental (from 'The Gay Divorcee')The Conrad Salinger Orchestra and Buddy Bregman 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Almost Like Being In Love (from 'Brigadoon')Cyril Ornadel And The Starlight Symphony 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Birth Of The Blues (from 'George White's Scandals Of 1926'Morton Gould & His Orchestra 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Windows Of The East (Ya Mayla)Ron Goodwin And His Concert Orchestra 2:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. London By NightAngela Morley And Her Orchestra (As 'Wally Stott') 2:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Clopin Clopant (also known as 'Comme Ci, Comme Ca')The Melachrino Strings and George Melachrino 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. My One And Only LoveHenry Mancini & His Orchestra 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. TabooLes Baxter & His Orchestra 2:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Thrill Is Gone (from 'George White's Scandals Of 1931')Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Old Man River (from 'Show Boat')David Rose And His Orchestra 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Please Be KindNelson Riddle & His Orchestra 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Te Quiere Dijiste (Magic Is The Moonlight)Mario Ruiz Armengol & His Orchestra 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Willingly (Melodie Perdue)Monty Kelly And His Orchestra 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Summertime (from 'Porgy and Bess')Frank Cordell And His Orchestra and Jack La Roque 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Song Is You (from 'Music In The Air')Paul Weston & His Orchestra 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Across The Wide Missouri (Shenandoah)Robert Farnon & His Orchestra 5:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. DestinySidney Torch And His Orchestra 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. The Irish WasherwomanGroup-Forty Orchestra 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Symphonic Rhapsody on 'With A Song In My Heart'Court Symphony Orchestra and Eric Coates 7:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Temptation (from the film 'Going Hollywood')Percy Faith And His Orchestra 3:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Percy Faith discusses his arrangement of Temptation with Goddard Lieberson for a Columbia Records TV advertisement 1960Percy Faith 4:28£0.99  Buy MP3 

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The arrangers are some of the most important people in the music business, yet all too often their work is taken for granted and usually ignored. But without the skill of the arranger, the glorious sounds that any musical ensemble can create might never emerge. The arrival of the LP around 1950 ushered in a period when top arrangers would find themselves in demand from the light music conductors whose albums were to prove so popular. Many conductors could also arrange, and they developed styles that made them instantly recognisable to their admirers. This collection is a tribute to those unsung heroes of the music business, whose value cannot be overstated, yet who were frequently unrecognised.

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This particular collection is one to sit down with, listen to and enjoy. A first class buy. Do so now.
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Excellent! 1 Jan 2013
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I love great arrangements of popular songs and this album is most satisfying! This is the arranging of the great arranger/conductors such as Percy Faith and Henry Mancini. Some of Gems in this album are Mancini’s arrangement of "My one and only love" and Cyril Ornadel "Almost Like Being in Love." Music that is satisfying and gentle. Highly recommended for your evenings pleasure! Most tracks are in excellent stereo and all are first rate conversion to MP3.
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