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London Light Music Meetings Group presents...

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on Sunday May 8th. 2022
at The Lancaster Hall Hotel,
35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL

Doors open: 1.30pm, Programme: 2pm - 6pm

The event includes presentations using recordings.

THE PROGRAMME WILL BE PUBLICISED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Admission fee includes refreshments during the first interval
A selection of CDs and Books will be available for sale

Nearest stations: Paddington (main line),
Paddington and Lancaster Gate (Underground)

On-street parking nearby and very limited spaces in
the hotel car park @ £10 per vehicle

Further details from Tony Clayden
email: tony@londonlightmusic.org.uk
telephone: 020 8449 5559

© 2021 London Light Music Meetings Group
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NEWS


December 2021

André Leon's Christmas Radio Juke Box

André Leon introduces seasonal sounds as you join him on a musical sleigh ride with Santa’s Juke Box on board!

Expect to hear Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley amongst A Star Line Up!

also available via our Streaming Audio selection


November 2021

STEPHEN SONDHEIM (1930-2021)

The American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim has died aged 91.

You can read an obituary here.


November 2021


October 2021

Alan Hawkshaw (1937-2021)

Composer who wrote the theme tunes for Channel 4 News and Grange Hill, and the music to accompany the Countdown clock has died aged 84.

You can read an obituary here.


October 2021

A Tribute to Leslie Bricusse


(A Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast from Inner FM)

A Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast pays tribute to the Academy, Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-winning composer, lyricist, librettist and screenwriter, Leslie Bricusse (who passed away at his home in the South of France last week at the age of 90).

The program features an archival interview with Leslie from July 2021 to mark the 60th Anniversary of the London premiere of the Bricusse – Anthony Newley musical Stop The World – I Want to Get Off, in which Leslie also discussed his up-coming projects, which included the long-awaited British premiere of his Sammy Davis Jr. bio-musical Sammy, plus his recently completed stage work The Great Musical Comedy (aka Sunday Dallas), the concert presentation of A Few Words With George (for which Leslie wrote lyrics to accompany the orchestral works of George Gershwin), animated film versions of Noah’s Ark (featuring a song score originally written in the 1960s) and Scrooge (based on his 1970 film and subsequent stage adaptation) and the projected film version of Jekyll & Hyde.

The programme concludes with a replay of excerpts from a 90th Birthday tribute to Leslie Bricusse which featured a selection of his songs written and co-written (with collaborators including Anthony Newley, Cyril Ornadel, Henry Mancini, John Williams and Frank Wildhorn) for the stage musicals Stop The World – I Want To Get Off, Pickwick, The Roar Of The Greasepaint – The Smell Of The Crowd, The Good Old Bad Old Days, Sherlock Holmes, Jekyll & Hyde and Cyrano de Bergerac; and screen musicals Charley Moon, Doctor Doolittle, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Scrooge, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Victor/Victoria, from the respective original cast and film soundtrack recordings.

See Leslie Bricusse's Obituary by Anthony Wills


August 2021

Barbara Moore (1932-2021)

The talented pianist, singer, arranger and composer Barbara Moore has died after a long illness, aged 89. Born in Yorkshire, Barbara was the daughter of saxophonist and arranger Arthur Birkby. She was an early member of The Ladybirds backing group.

As well as composing music for commercials and the De Wolfe Music Library, she wrote the new, up-dated arrangement for Brian Fahey's celebrated signature tune At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbal, still used on BBC Radio 2's Pick Of The Pops. She later worked with Jimi Hendrix, Dusty Springfield, Elton John, Tom Jones and Dudley Moore, with whom she became a close friend.

At one time Barbara was married to arranger Pete Moore (1924-2013), former Head of Orchestrations at Radio 2; their daughter Lindsay sadly died in her 40s.

In her later years Barbara moved to the coastal town of Bognor Regis, where she became a well-known personality, performing locally and lecturing at the University of Chichester.

https://www.barbaramoore.co.uk/

Anthony Wills
© August 2021


June 2021

Hundreds of full editions of 'Music While You Work'
are available for streaming on
Brian Reynolds' website


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April 2021

A plea for research documentation - old catalogues

Our supporter, Alex Gleason, is trying to find old catalogues of Francis Day and Hunter, DeWolfe -2100 series, Phil Green Photoplay / Capitol Hi- Q, and EMI EP/EPX catalogues. If anyone is willing to dispose of any unwanted catalogues, please contact Alex by emailing alexgleason@londonlightmusic.org.uk

Alternatively you can contact Alex on our Light Music Forum, where he is identified as 'filmusicuk', here: www.tapatalk.com/groups/lightmusic/index.php

Message from Alex:

Could I ask if anyone has old publishers catalogues they no longer need, could they get in touch, as I am frankly getting desperate now. I am in the closing stages of a very substantial music reseach project, and am stymied through lack of information on some of the great libraries of the last century!

Amazingly I don't have a complete Francis Day and Hunter catalogue, and despite having a useful 70s DeWolfe catalogue, and a photocopy of their 50s catalogue, kindly provided by a member of the Meetings group - I have no 30s or 40s DeWolfe information (and neither do DeWolfes!!)

Likewise the EMI EP and EPX series boasted marvellous compositons by Melachrino, Leslie Bridgewater and Leighton Lucas - they MUST have produced a catalogue at some point (the custodian of the EMI Archive had never even HEARD of the series) but I've never been fortunate enough to find one.

I won't go on, obviously there are many other libraries, like Southern, Berry and Impress, that are moderately well covered online, but if anyone is doing a clearout PLEASE DON'T BIN THESE

Let me know, I badly need help!!

Thanks


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