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Artist: York, Peter And His Concert Orchestra
Title: The Romance Of Kern, Herbert And Novello
Format: CD
Catalog Number:2173
Barcode:5019317021733 itemnumber=1000124389
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Release Date: 1/17/2020
Availability: In Stock
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Peter Yorke was born on December 4th 1902 to a printer and his wife in North London. He showed musical ability as soon as he was able to.walk, and progressed swiftly through his piano lessons. However, as soon as he heard the organ in his local Church, he wanted to become an organist. The organ for him was more than a piano; one could paint pictures with it. It was in effect a small orchestra of tonal sounds. Peter became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and organist and choirmaster of the church when he was eighteen, but he was already being seduced by the new danceband sounds of the 1920s. So Peter returned to his piano stool to practise syncopation and dance tempo. His technique as an arranger was unique. When arranging a song he never loses the melody and seldom alters the composer’s basic harmonies. In 1947 he received work with Columbia Records backing vocalists such as Steve Conway, and using the pool musicians to form a large 30 to 40 piece concert orchestra known as Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra. This coupled with a regular BBC series called “Sweet Serenade” using the Orchestra every Sunday brought him the fame he deserved. Peter then became Musical Director of EMI, accompanying singers such as Donald Peers, and musicians of the calibre of Eddie Calvert. Peter Yorke was the greatest arranger, orchestrator and conductor of light popular and light classical music that the U.K. has ever produced. He died on February 2nd 1966 at the age of 63.

Track Listing

Medley from the 1945 movie, “ Centennial Summer” Up With The Lark/All Through The Day/Cinderella Sue/In Love, In Vain.

Medley from the 1946 film , “Till The Clouds Roll By” - Look For The Silver Lining/All The Things You Are/I Won’t Dance/Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/Who?/Ol’ Man River

Medley: “Look For The Silver Lining” Look For The Silver Lining/A Kiss In The Dark/Who?/Time On My Hands/Sunny/Look For The Silver Lining

Can I Forget You? - From the 1937 movie, “High, Wide And Handsome”


Kiss Me Again - From the 1905 operetta , “Mlle. Modiste”

To The Land Of My Own Romance - From the operetta, “The Enchantress”

Thine Alone - From the 1917 operetta, “Eileen”

Romany Life - From the 1898 operetta, “The Fortune Teller”

Italian Street Song - From the 1910 operetta, “Naughty Marietta”

Indian Summer

Moonbeams - From the 1906 operetta, “The Red Mill”

March Of The Toys - From the 1903 extravaganza, “Babes In Toyland” 


Glamorous Night - From the 1935 musical play, “Glamorous Night”

Ivor Novello Medley: Glamorous Night/Love Is My Reason/Shine Through My Dreams; both from “Glamorous Night”/I Can Give You The Starlight/Waltz Of My Heart ; both from “The Dancing Years”/We’ll Gather Lilacs/Love Is My Reason; both from “Perchance To Dream”

Medley from the 1949 musical play, “King’s Rhapsody”/Fly Home , Little Heart/Take Your Girl/If This Were Love/The Gates of Paradise/The Mayor Of Perpignan/Some Day My Heart Will Awake

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