Biographies of light music composers
Victor Herbert CONCERT CAMEO
Biography of composer Victor Herbert from Cavalcade of America broadcast from the 1930's. Victor August Herbert (February 1, 1859 – May 26, 1924) was an American composer, cellist and conductor of Irish ancestry and German training. Although Herbert enjoyed important careers as a cello soloist and conductor, he is best known for composing many successful operettas that premiered on Broadway from the 1890s to World War I. He was also prominent among the tin pan alley composers and was later a founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
RON GOODWIN...Concert Cameo
Ronald Alfred Goodwin (17 February 1925 – 8 January 2003) was an English composer and conductor known for his film music. He scored over 70 films in a career lasting over fifty years.
PHILIP GREEN...CONCERT CAMEO
Philip Green (19 July 1911 – 6 October 1982), sometimes credited as Harry Philip Green, was a film and television composer and conductor.
He composed more than 150 film scores including The Yellow Balloon (1952), Carry on Admiral (1957), The Square Peg(1958, together with several other Norman Wisdom films), The League of Gentlemen (1960), Victim (1961), The Singer Not the Song (1961), and The Intelligence Men (1965). His themes for John and Julie (1954) and The March Hare (1956) both won Ivor Novello Awards. He also composed the themes for the popular 1960s television crime series Ghost Squad and Sergeant Cork.
Like many composers of film music and light music, he also wrote prolifically for production music libraries and as a result, a number of his compositions are familiar through their use in film, radio and television programmes. Many of these works are now published by Carlin Production Music.
DENNIS FARNON...Concert Cameo
Dennis Farnon was a Canadian musical arranger, composer and orchestra conductor...born in 1923 in Toronto, Canada as John Denis Farnon.
Paul Lewis (Episode Two)...Concert Cameo
Bio and music of British composer Paul Lewis...Second of two episodes.
Paul Lewis (Episode One)...Concert Cameo
Paul Lewis (born 1943) is a British composer who was born in Brighton, England. Lewis began composing for television at age 20 and is best known today for his television music.