[ Naxos British Light Music / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 25 June 2021
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World-famous for the Warsaw Concerto from the film Dangerous Moonlight, Richard Addinsell was one of Britain's leading composers for stage and screen. This selection ranges widely over every area of his achievement and includes the theme from his first international film success, Goodbye Mr. Chips, and the overture from Tom Brown's Schooldays, which contains some of his finest music. The Smokey Mountains, an evocative 'concerto' in three movements, is a rare example of the genre, while The Isle of Apples reflects his importance as a composer of music for radio plays.
Goodbye Mr. Chips: Theme (reconstructed by P. Lane for orchestra)
Ring Round the Moon: Invitation Waltz
The Smokey Mountains
The Isle of Apples (arr. R. Douglas for orchestra)
The Prince and The Showgirl (excerpts) (arr. F. Rapley, D. Gamley for orchestra)
Tune in G
Tom Brown's Schooldays: Overture (arr. P. Lane for orchestra)
FestivalJourney to Romance (arr. L. Isaacs for orchestra)
Fire over England Suite (arr. L. Isaacs, G.L. Zalva for orchestra)
A Tale of Two Cities: Theme (arr. D. Gamley for piano and orchestra)