Does anyone know what this tune is called? I thought of it yesterday and for the life of me I have no idea what it is. I have not heard it played in a few years and would like to find it to listen to
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Posted 25 October 2019 - 04:26
Posted 25 October 2019 - 05:58
This was one of my parents' favourite things to listen to. It was on an Adrian Brett flute cassette that they had- "Echoes of Gold"
Posted 25 October 2019 - 08:37
Yes it is thanks.
It is never played on Radio 3 or Classic FM
It is a nice tune and it is nice to hear it again.
Elizabethan Serenade features regularly on Classic FM (last broadcast at 5.11pm on 14th October), but Radio 3 rarely plays salon-style light music.
Posted 25 October 2019 - 15:01
I hadn't heard this for years.. Brings back memories of a fifties childhood - Festival of Britain and all that.
Posted 25 October 2019 - 16:49
Posted 25 October 2019 - 17:25
Gosh! Not heard it for years! You know, I never realised Elizabethan Serenade was referring to the present Queen's age. I always thought it was Gloriana and the Golden Age. And I'm sure there was a Caribbean reggae version of used as a backing to some TV programme years ago.
I can't stand Sailing By, though - same composer.
For some bizarre reason I only like the orchestration, in particular the vibrato of the vibraphone punctuating through the fabric of sound. Yes, I know, I'm odd.
I miss the BBC Radio UK Theme.
Posted 26 October 2019 - 07:33
I can just imagine people wantzing to this tune in days gone by during the war
They'd have had to be mighty clever to do that. It's in duple time (6/8) and was written six years after the end of the second world war.