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Artist: Miller, Glenn And The Army Air Forces Band
Title: The Arrangers - Norman Leyden
Format: CD
Label: SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR
Catalog Number:2145
Barcode:5019317021450 itemnumber=1000123578
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: BIG BAND
Release Date: 5/17/2019
Availability: In Stock
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When Captain Glenn Miller unveiled his new service orchestra in 1943, it was immediately evident that this was going to be much more than a copy of his civilian band in uniform. Gone was the standard dance band format - in its place a mighty concert orchestra of majestic proportions with a repertoire to match. This CD focuses on the major contribution made by composer, arranger, musician M/Sgt, Norman Leyden. He was the last of the three principal arrangers to join the Miller organisation, having previously been the conductor of an all-service band for the big Broadway stage show “Winged Victory”. The charts he created were to include many that have become Miller favourites, including “Going My Way”, “I’ll Be Seeing You” and “Long Ago and Far Away”. The latter was nominated by the much-missed British broadcaster Alan Dell as the arrangement that best epitomised the sound and style of the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. Seldom were big band singers better furnished. The gorgeously scored accompaniments that flowed from Norman Leyden’s creative pen were not simply ‘backings’ but mini master classes on how to showcase an orchestra, its vocalists and their collective strengths. This CD follows on from our previous, recent issue “The Arrangers: Jerry Gray” (DSOY2135) and will shortly be followed up with an album by Glenn Miller’s third major arranger, Ralph Wilkinson.

Track Listing
 1. 
I Sustain The Wings (Opening Theme)

 2. 
Now I Know - vocal: Johnny Desmond

 3. 
I Couldn’t Sleep A Wink Last Night - vocal: Johnny Desmond

 4. 
Long Ago And Far Away - vocal: Johnny Desmond

 5. 
Time Alone Will Tell - vocal: Bob Carroll

 6. 
Going My Way - vocal: Johnny Desmond

 7. 
All I Do Is Dream Of You - vocal: Dinah Shore

 8. 
Sweet Lorraine - vocal: Artie Malvin

 9. 
Where Or When - vocal: Artie Malvin

10. 
I’m Thru With Love - vocal: Johnny Desmond

11. 
Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year - Strings With Wings

12. 
I’ll Be Seeing You - vocal: Johnny Desmond

13. 
You, Fascinating You - vocal: Johnny Desmond

14. 
I Dream Of You - vocal: Johnny Desmond

15. 
Some Other Time - vocal: Johnny Desmond

16. 
Embraceable You - vocal: Johnny Desmond

17. 
Night And Day - vocal:Garry Stevens

18. 
Memories Of You - Strings With Wings

19. 
Over The Rainbow - Strings With Wings

20. 
I’ll Remember April - vocal: Glenn Douglas

21. 
Johnny Desmond with Norman Leyden’s Orchestra (including ex-AAF Band musicians)

22. 
My Heart Stood Still

23. 
I’ll Walk Alone

24. 
Time On My Hands

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