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From time to time the music of Maurice Arnold is played among other light music.
Maurice Arnold was a relative and in the mid 50’s sent to my mother a copy of the piano sheet music of his composition Lavoona – we live in Australia.
There is an inscription to my mother on the front and also mention of the date he recorded the piano Solo and the date of its release.
We've updated our May flyer to indicate that Lancaster Gate underground station is closed until July while they replace the lifts.
Many of our attendees use the station to get to our meetings.
LLMMG MAY 2017 Meeting (complete PDF file)
On Saturday evenings at 9 o'clock from 7th January until Easter, David Mellor will host Light Music Masters on Classic FM.
This is a new series following positive reaction to the first series, broadcast last year.
More details can be found here:
However, the website player says: "Sadly our broadcasting rights do not allow us to play to locations outside the UK."
Slightly more programme detail -- basically that for he first three episodes:
DATE: 7 JANUARY 2016
DAVID MELLOR’S LIGHT MUSIC MASTERS*
Last year, David Mellor presented a series of programmes which shine the spotlight on a much-maligned – but much-enjoyed – genre of music: Light Music. Following feedback from Classic FM listeners, hundreds of whom got in touch to ask for more, David now begins a brand new series of his /Light Music Masters/.
Between now and Easter, David will be picking out plenty of undiscovered gems: tonight's choices include a few treats from the album /Puttnam Plays Puttnam/ – in which son pays homage to father – as well as some Neopolitan songs from the great Luciano Pavarotti.
We’ll also enjoy established favourites: for example, Richard Addinsell’s /Warsaw Concerto/ and Robert Farnon’s /Westminster Waltz/, which begins with the unmistakable sound of the bells of Big Ben.
DATE: 14 JANUARY 2016
2100* DAVID MELLOR’S LIGHT MUSIC MASTERS*
Join David Mellor for the second instalment of 2017’s Light Music Masters. Throughout the series, he’ll be shining a spotlight on composers from the much-loved genre, including Eric Coates, Ronald Binge and Ron Goodwin. There’ll be tunes you’re sure to recognise, and some new discoveries along the way, so make sure you join him for a truly enjoyable hour of music.
Tonight’s masters include the man who David dubs the “genius of Light Music”, Leroy Anderson, with some of the American composer’s lesser known works /Serenata/ and /The Waltzing Cat/. We’ll also hear from another composer from across the pond, Leonard Bernstein, described by David as “almost too talented for his own good” with musicals such as /On The Town /and /West Side Story./ Rounding off the programme will be a Richard Hayman arrangement of Lionel Bart’s music for /Oliver/.
DATE: 21 JANUARY 2016
2100* DAVID MELLOR’S LIGHT MUSIC MASTERS*
Join David Mellor as he crosses the Atlantic to shine the spotlight on a number of American Light Music specialists, in particular Henry Mancini, Jerome Kern and George Gershwin.
Amongst the highlights are a modern-day recording making use of a piano roll of Gershwin himself playing his /Rhapsody in Blue/ with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting, and the songs of Jerome Kern arranged for choir. We’ll also be treated to Henry Macnini’s iconic music for the /Pink Panther/.
Haydn Wood's march "Merry Dale" written for Slaithwaite Brass Band (Slaithwaite the village of his birth) has been recorded for the very first time on a CD called "Evolution".
Merry Dale was never published but was given by Haydn Wood directly to the band, who still own the original hand written manuscript parts.
Merry Dale has never been performed by any one other than Slaithwaite Band or outside the village.
Also on the Evolution CD is a recording of "A Brown Bird Singing" another piece composed by Haydn Wood performed as a cornet solo.
Music from the CD is being featured on Yorkshire Brass (Radio Leeds, York, Humberside + others) on Sunday 4th December and is available for a month on the BBC iPlayer.
The CD Evolution is available by post, price £11 inc p&p direct from Slaithwaite Band. See slaithwaiteband.org.UK for contact details.
British Light Music at
The British Home
The Mark Fitz-Gerald Orchestra is holding a
fundraising concert in aid of The British Home.
Piano soloist Stephen Dickinson.
3.00 pm - Sunday 26th February 2017
Concert Hall, The British Home, Crown Lane, SW16 3JB
Tickets: £7.00 and Concessions £5.00 to include tea and coffee.
Tickets are limited please call the Home on 0208 670 8261 to
purchase your tickets or visit the website at www.britishhome.org.uk
The British Home is an independent charity that cares for people with disabilities and long
term medical conditions. Charity Number 206222
We are sorry to hear from Forrest Patten that longtime RFS member John Parry passed away on 21st October in Florida at age 76.
John, outside of being one of the original members of the RFS, was involved for a number of years at Chappell's in London before re-locating to Toronto and starting his own production music library, Parry Music.
The next LLMMG meeting will take place at the Lancaster Hall Hotel on Sunday May 7th 2017 – All are welcome, please tell your friends!
on Sunday May 7th. 2017
at The Lancaster Hall Hotel,
35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL
Doors open: 1.30pm, Programme: 2pm - 6pm
The event includes presentations using recordings
and will also feature guest presenter:
Sigmund Groven - World famous virtuoso Norwegian harmonica player
Admission fee: £12.00 - includes refreshments during the first interval
Nearest stations: Paddington(main line), Paddington & Lancaster Gate (underground)
On-street parking available and very limited spaces in
the hotel car park @ £8 per vehicle
See map below
© 2016 London Light Music Meetings Group
49 Alexandra Road, Well End, BOREHAMWOOD, Herts WD6 5PB
Everyone is welcome!
The American actress Charmian Carr, who played Liesl in The Sound of Music, has died aged 73. She was the daughter of musician Brian Farnon, and the niece of Robert Farnon.
To celebrate STUDIOCANAL's 40th Anniversary 4K release of Nicolas Roeg's 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', starring David Bowie, UMC will be releasing for the first time in any format the original soundtrack, containing seminal pieces by Stomu Yamash'ta and John Phillips, who composed specifically for the film.
This long-awaited release is significant for the Robert Farnon Society only because it includes Silent Night played by The Queens Hall Light Orchestra, conducted by Robert Farnon.