LIONEL MONCKTON (1861-1924): Songs from The Arcadians, A Country Girl, A Runaway Girl, The Cingalee, The Mousmé, The Quaker Girl, The Messenger Boy, The Toreador, The Orchid, The Circus Girl, The Girls of Gottenberg and Our Miss Gibbs.
Catalogue Number: 05J108
Reference: CDA 67654
Description: Along with Sullivan, Novello and Eric Coates, Monckton was one of the great English song-writers/melodists and his music, encapsulating the gaiety of the Edwardian age, was much played in Britain until the end of World War II, when it became obscured by pop music and American musicals. The notes describe the show and the circumstances of the recorded numbers in just the right detail to add enjoyment. Texts included. Catherine Bott (soprano), Richard Suart (baritone), New London Light Opera Chorus, New London Orchestra; Ronald Corp.