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    Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

    London Promenade Orchestra - Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

    1994

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    All Music Guide Review

    The London Promenade Orchestra has existed, at least in name, for several decades. The current incarnation, with conductor Eric Hammerstein at the helm, has recorded countless hours' worth of classical and light music for Reader's Digest Music, which repackages the recordings on its many thematically arranged releases and sells them via direct mail order and, more recently, retail. Music for the Starlight Hours is a four-disc set of the orchestra's performances recorded expressly for Reader's Digest at various times throughout the '80s and early '90s, judging from the publishing dates provided. The set is organized like most Reader's Digest sets in that each disc contains about an hour of music split into two or three themes per disc. The first disc features the sections "Enchanting Melodies from the Musicals" and "Magical Moonlight Moods," the second disc includes some "Soothing Serenades from Operetta" and "Glamorous, Glorious Waltzes," and so on. Each section gathers a variety of compositions from classical music, opera, Broadway musicals, film scores and the popular songbook, performed in light music style with walls of strings supplying the gentle, flowing melodies. Occasionally, as on "Indian Love Call," a wordless soprano sings the siren's call above the swells of a vocal chorus. The well-recorded stereo selections seem to be arranged with an ear toward relaxation and soft mood-setting rather than active listening -- Percy Faith it isn't -- and the lengthy program provides hours of background music for quiet evenings. True to its title, the prevailing moods of Music for the Starlight Hours are dreamy, romantic, and sentimental, and show that the art of light music has not disappeared. A 48-page booklet provides a paragraph of text for every composition, but no information about Hammerstein and his prolific orchestra. ~ Greg Adams, Rovi

    Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours Track Listing

  • #
  • Title
  • time
  • 1
  • Hey There
  • 2:59
  • Sound Clip for Hey There from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 16
  • Serenade
  • 2:44
  • Sound Clip for Serenade from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 19
  • Romance
  • 3:31
  • Sound Clip for Romance from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 20
  • Serenata
  • 3:38
  • Sound Clip for Serenata from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 21 (2)
  • Why Do I Love You?
  • 3:00
  • Sound Clip for Why Do I Love You? from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 23 (2)
  • Gypsy Love Song
  • 3:44
  • Sound Clip for Gypsy Love Song from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 25 (2)
  • The Donkey Serenade
  • 2:39
  • Sound Clip for The Donkey Serenade from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 26 (2)
  • Indian Love Call
  • 3:53
  • Sound Clip for Indian Love Call from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 28 (2)
  • Only a Rose
  • 3:44
  • Sound Clip for Only a Rose from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 29 (2)
  • One Alone
  • 3:11
  • Sound Clip for One Alone from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 32 (2)
  • Champagne Waltz
  • 3:45
  • Sound Clip for Champagne Waltz from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 33 (2)
  • Treasure Waltz
  • 4:55
  • Sound Clip for Treasure Waltz from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 35 (2)
  • Love's Roundelay
  • 3:06
  • Sound Clip for Love's Roundelay from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 36 (2)
  • Waltz of the Flowers
  • 2:10
  • Sound Clip for Waltz of the Flowers from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 41 (3)
  • Sleepy Lagoon
  • 3:03
  • Sound Clip for Sleepy Lagoon from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 42 (3)
  • Rêverie
  • 2:38
  • Sound Clip for Rêverie from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 45 (3)
  • Dream, Dream, Dream
  • 2:59
  • Sound Clip for Dream, Dream, Dream from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 46 (3)
  • Romance
  • 2:18
  • Sound Clip for Romance from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 47 (3)
  • Träumerei
  • 2:28
  • Sound Clip for Träumerei from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 48 (3)
  • Evening Prayer
  • 3:38
  • Sound Clip for Evening Prayer from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 50 (3)
  • Après une Rêve
  • 3:03
  • Sound Clip for Après une Rêve from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 63 (4)
  • Kashmiri Love Song
  • 3:19
  • Sound Clip for Kashmiri Love Song from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 66 (4)
  • Manhattan Serenade
  • 3:13
  • Sound Clip for Manhattan Serenade from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 67 (4)
  • La Vie en Rose
  • 3:31
  • Sound Clip for La Vie en Rose from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 68 (4)
  • Paradise
  • 2:36
  • Sound Clip for Paradise from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 69 (4)
  • Yours (Quierme Mucho)
  • 2:36
  • Sound Clip for Yours (Quierme Mucho) from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 70 (4)
  • Plaisir d'Amour
  • 3:11
  • Sound Clip for Plaisir d'Amour from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 71 (4)
  • Estrellita
  • 3:20
  • Sound Clip for Estrellita from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 72 (4)
  • Serenade
  • 2:06
  • Sound Clip for Serenade from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 75 (4)
  • Minuet in G
  • 3:09
  • Sound Clip for Minuet in G from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 76 (4)
  • Lullaby
  • 2:28
  • Sound Clip for Lullaby from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 77 (4)
  • O Mio Babbino Caro
  • 2:23
  • Sound Clip for O Mio Babbino Caro from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 78 (4)
  • Celeste Aida
  • 2:58
  • Sound Clip for Celeste Aida from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 79 (4)
  • Caro Nome
  • 5:05
  • Sound Clip for Caro Nome from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 80 (4)
  • E Lucevan Ie Stelle
  • 3:08
  • Sound Clip for E Lucevan Ie Stelle from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • 81 (4)
  • Nessun Dorma
  • 4:48
  • Sound Clip for Nessun Dorma from Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours

  • Credits of Reader's Digest: Music for the Starlight Hours



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