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 Posted:   Aug 5, 2014 - 12:20 AM   
 By:   dyplorus2   (Member)

To: Stephen Pickard, Manderly, and Williammdmcrum

I found that infamous mystery music from the dr zhivago preview!

The name of the song is "Bold Horizons"
from the album The Golden Age of Light Music: Bright Lights

here is the song on amazon as well

http://www.amazon.com/Bold-Horizons/dp/B00HGB88SM

Make sure the original poster Stephen Pickard gets this info!

I can't believe it! I finally found the name of this great piece!!!

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2014 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Thanks a million. That's some find!


It's amazing as a piece, but do you have the album? I googled the Bright Lights album you mention and it's not on there. It's not another of those mis-titlings on Amazon is it?

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2014 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

P.S. I found it IS on that album, but there's another album of the same name listed on Amazon. This is the album we want:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/golden-age-light-music-bright/id787555815

And it's by Laurie Johnston .... no wonder it's good!


I see there's an entire series of these 'Golden Age of Light Music' albums, one called 'On the Move', and there do seem to be lots of film-music-related pieces on these. Thanks for finding the series. It's not the sort of thing film-music buffs would go looking for, but they're certainly good albums and totally related to this genre.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2014 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

"The Golden Age of Light Music" albums on Guild Records are fabulous! We have been collecting them for about 10 years now and must have 20-25 at this point though I think there are many, many more. (We can hardly keep up with our inventory of the contents!) They seem to be mastered very well and the sound is excellent, some stereo, some mono, and some releases a combination of both.

Obviously they are falling under the 50 year copyright law in Europe, but instead of releasing an overall album, they seem to be collecting hundreds of old LPs, 78 singles, 78 sets, etc.---and cues from stock music libraries of the period---and systematically culling and organizing single cues from them into appropriate subject matter CDs by a descriptive title (usually named after one cue in the compilation).

There are a lot of light works by English and European conductors and composers (Stanley Black, Mantovani, Walter Stott/Angela Morley, and many, many others), and also many by the American artists who dealt with this kind of light Broadway, Movie or Concert music (Paul Weston, Al Goodman, Victor Young, and others). You never know what you are going to get.

If you enjoy this sort of thing, and long for the days when it was popular and prevalent, then these discs are a must for your library. And it is likely no regular record company has any interest in releasing this kind of material anymore from their vaults---it's strictly a boutique market.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2014 - 10:12 PM   
 By:   Stephen Pickard   (Member)

I've just seen this message. Congratulations! Thank you very much for solving the mystery.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2014 - 11:13 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


The name of the song is "Bold Horizons"
from the album The Golden Age of Light Music: Bright Lights


Which if you go by the opinions of some people on this board is an illegal bootleg and shouldn't be linked to here.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2014 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   magoptic   (Member)

Like Manderley, I too can thoroughly recommend the Guild ‘Light Music’ Series.
It now comprises well over 100 discs & is a veritable Aladdin’s cave of wonderful light music by some of the finest composers of the genre such as greats Robert Farnon, Percy Faith & David Rose.
Don’t overlook ‘small gems’ by film music greats either such as Alfred Newman, Victor Young, Max Steiner etc, often from long lost 78s & 45s.
Go to the Guild Light Music site for the complete catalogue – all with samples, & enjoy.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2014 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Thanks for the tips gents. These albums deserve more regular highlighting here.

I think Joseph's 'Great War' mentioned on the WWI thread the other day is actually included (the March Glorious) on one of these albums, by a strange coincidence.

 
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