Iain Sutherland has announced that six of his recordings which are regularly featured on the Classic FM playlist were voted by listeners into the list of top 300 titles in the 2015 CLASSIC FM HALL OF FAME. They are:-
48. SCHINDLER'S LIST -- JOHN WILLIAMS B000026BIG
109. GREENSLEEVES -- R. VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS SOMMCD 0117
128. ELIZABETHAN SERENADE -- RONALD BINGE SOMMCD 0117
149. ENGLISH FOLK SONG SUITE -- R. VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS ALC 1192
252. WALKING THE DOG -- GEORGE GERSHWIN ALC 1206
270. THE WATERMILL -- RONALD BINGE ALC 1192
The composer and arranger Roy Douglas died on March 23rd 2015, at the great age of 107. Almost totally self-taught, he worked extensively with Ralph Vaughan Williams and William Walton. He is probably best known for his collaboration with Richard Addinsell, especially on the Warsaw Concerto, (written for the WWII film "Dangerous Moonlight"), in the composition of which he almost certainly played the greater part. He only received £100 for his efforts - whilst Addinsell reputedly made millions - and he never even received 'proper' recognition for his indispensable contribution to that work.
His reputation, and fortunately his finances, fared much better as a result of his re-orchestration, in 1936, of Frederic Chopin's music for the ballet "Les Sylphides". For this opus he was fully credited and he continued to receive a substantial royalty income for the rest of his life.
An Afternoon of Light Music (recordings) will be presented at The British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum on Saturday afternoon
28th March 2015 at 12.30pm
Presentation by Brian Reynolds and Chris Money
The cost is £10 per person
and a light lunch will be provided
British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum,
23 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich,
London SE21 8DS
Please telephone in advance to make a booking
Please call Eileen on
020- 8670 3667
All proceeds to the Museum Trust.
Registered Charity No 1111516
The next meeting of The London Light Music Meetings Group, to be held on Sunday 10th May, will include a performance from Simply Saxes and a tribute to David Ades. Full details of the event can be found here:
London Light Music Meetings Group - May 2015 Meeting
David Ades 1938 - 2015
If you have any particular requests for recordings or for items for future meetings, please contact Tony Clayden. His e-mail and telephone number are shown on the flyer above.
The LLMMG Autumn meeting is scheduled for Sunday 11th October 2015 when guest speaker will be Gavin Sutherland, Chairman of The Light Music Society.