Charles Williams (1893-1978): (a) Jealous Lover; (b) Dream of Olwen.
The first piece was used by Billy Wilder in his film The Apartment while the second one made its debut in the film Dangerous Moonlight.
Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900): Three excerpts from Pineapple Poll (arr. Charles McKerras)
This started life as a ballet and the tuneful music, arranged to perfection has ensured it a secure place in the repertoire. These excerpts come from the first act.
Edward German (1832-1936): Nocturne (from the incidental music to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet)
This is an exquisite nocturne and quite possibly some of the best music that Edward German ever wrote.
Arthur Wood (1875-1953): Barwick Green
This is a character piece that introduced the radio series The Archers several times a week on the BBC.
Vivian Ellis (1903-1996): Coronation Scot
This is another character piece which was used in more than one railway film.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912): Four Characteristic Pieces (a) Waltz Bohemienne; (b) Waltz Rustique; (c) Waltz de la Reine; (d) Waltz Mauresque.
Coleridge Taylor’s short life was bighted by illness but his brief list of pieces reveals a great composer in the making. These four pieces were written near the end of his life.
Trevor Duncan (1924-2005): Twentieth Century Express
This is a light music classic: vigorous and full of energy.