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TORCH: London Transport Suite / Petit Valse / Barbecue

Composer(s):Torch, Sidney
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.223443
Label Marco Polo
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Sydney Torch worked frequently with the BBC Concert Orchestra (the orchestra on this CD), and for many he is remembered for his weekly broadcast ‘Friday Night is Music Night’. The London Transport Suite was commissioned by the BBC for their Light Music festival of 1957 and was inspired by the withdrawal of the ‘Brighton Belle’ on the London-to- Brighton railway service. Each of its three movements represents a mode of transport: The Hanson Cab, Rosie, the Red Omnibus and The 5:52 from Waterloo. All the music here is tuneful, at times wistful and nostalgic, at others bright and breezy—All Strings and Fancy free is both. Barbecue sounds like a Scottish snap, while the Trapeze Waltz is reminiscent of the circus



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