RICHARD ADDINSELL (1904-1977): Theme from Goodbye Mr .Chips (reconstr. Philip Lane [b.1950]), Invitation Waltz, The Smokey Mountains for Piano and Orchestra, The Isle of Apples (arr. Roy Douglas [1907-2015]), The Prince and the Showgirl (orch. Douglas Gamley [1924-1998]), Tune in G, Overture to Tom Brown’s Schooldays, Festival, Journey to Romance (arr. Leonard Isaacs [1909-1997]), Suite from Fire over England, (orch. Isaacs), Theme from A Tale of Two Cities (orch. Gamley).
Catalogue Number: 07X063
Description: World-famous for the Warsaw Concerto from the film Dangerous Moonlight, 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. Philip Martin, Roderick Elms (piano), BBC Concert Orchestra; Kenneth Alwyn. Original 1994 Marco Polo release.