Sailing By - British Light Classics | Decca 4763598

Sailing By - British Light Classics

Label: Decca

Cat No: 4763598

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 17th August 2009


Sailing By – the essential collection of British Light classics!

Decca bring you over two hours of the best and most uplifting classics in the repertoire of Britain’s fine tradition of British light music, including Ronald Binge’s ‘Sailing By’, familiar to all radio listeners as the introduction to the shipping forecast on BBC Radio 4, Eric Coates’s ‘By the Sleepy Lagoon’, a version of which is used as the theme tune to BBC Radio 4’s much loved ‘Desert Island Discs’ and many more nostalgic and uplifting classics.


Disc 1

1. Binge: Sailing By
2. Ketelbey: In a Monastery Garden
3. Ketelbey: In a Persian Market
4. Lewis: Festival of London March
5. Coates: Covent Garden
6. Coates: Knightsbridge March
7. Coates: Ballad
8. Rutter: Partita - Finale

Coates: The Three Elizabeth’s Suite
9. I Halcyon Days
10. II Springtime in Angus
11. III Youth Of Britain

12. Grainger: Shepherd’s Hey
13. Grainger: Country Gardens

Disc 2

1. Coates: By the Sleepy Lagoon

Tate: London Fields Suite
2. I Springtime at Kew
3. II Hampton Court Maze
4. III St James’ Park
5. IV Hampstead Heath

6. Coates: London Calling

Wood: London Landmarks Suite
7. I Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square
8. II Tower Hill
9. III The Horse Guards, Whitehall

10. Lane: London Salute

Watts: Metropolis
11. I Boom and Bust
12. II Solar City
13. III Street Scene
14. IV The City Never Sleeps

15. Morley: Rotten Row
16. Binge: The Watermill
17. Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry “Danny Boy”
18. Binge: Sailing By

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