Charles Arncliff (1880-1952): Nights of Gladness
Written in 1912, this is the piece that made Arncliff famous. It became popular all over the world.
Percy Fletcher (1879-1932): Bal Masque
This piece was made famous by the BBC Sunday night live transmission from the Grand Hotel in Scarborough in England’s north-east.
Albert Ketèlbey (1875-1959): Chal Romano
Ketèlbey achieved great fame when his first character pieces emerged. Works like In a Persian Market sold tens of thousand copies as did his many piano pieces. Chal Romano is full of a brooding melancholia; dark and sinister.
Edward German (1862-1936): (a) The Lonely Life; (b) The Dance; (c) A love duet; (d) The Revel (from “The Gypsy Suite”)
German is the grand old man of British light music. His many works were played world-wide until they went out of fashion. The music is very like that of Ketelby with an aching sadness full of nostalgia for times past.
Frederick Curzon (1899-1973): (a) The Sketch of a Dandy; (b) The Boulevardier.
Two character sketches like a pencil drawing depicting a toff strolling down Bond Street on the way to his club.
Charles Williams (1893-1978): A Quiet Stroll
This time I feel it’s a country walk – full of peace amid nature.