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The Picnic Party


  • 1. Grasshopper's Dance, characteristic piece, The
    2. There's a Ring Around the Moon
    3. Black Eyes
    4. Silver Birds, piccolo waltz with orchestra
    5. Fiddlesticks Rag
    6. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles (interpolated into the Passing Show of 1918)
    7. Get Out And Get Under
    8. Schwarzwaldmdel, operetta: Parade of the Tin Soldiers
    9. Humpty Dumpty, a novelty rag
    10. Cinderella's Wedding, a dainty dance
    11. Rag Doll, novelty foxtrot
    12. Teddy Bears' Picnic, for orchestra
    13. Happy Frog, a humorous march, The
    14. Pattering Feet, an intermezzo two-step
    15. Dainty Miss, novelette foxtrot
    16. Whistle for Me, a whistling serenade
    17. In the Shadows
    18. Polly, syncopated novelty
    19. Down in Zanzibar, a two-step
    20. Ragtime Bass Player, characteristic novelty, The
    21. Two Little Sausages (from The Girls of Gottenberg)
    22. In a Persian Market, intermezzo-scene for chorus & orchestra
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 6673

  • Credits
    ProducerBrian Couzens
    EngineerRalph Couzens

    Personnel: Anthony Godwin (bass clarinet); Tony Purkis (vocals, violin); Linda Murray (soprano); Peter Witham (violin); John Braddock (flute, piccolo); Stuart Allen (clarinet); John Williams (oboe); Paul Searle-Barnes (piano); Kevin Rundell (double bass); Nigel Shipway (percussion).
    Liner Note Author: Pat Godwin.
    Recording information: Dorset, England (07/25/1980); Portsmouth Guildhall (07/25/1980); Portsmouth, Guildhall, Southampton, England (07/25/1980); Regent Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand (07/25/1980).
    Director: Anthony Godwin.
    The Palm Court Theater Orchestra appears to have no trouble playing any kind of music current during the first half of the 20th century, from gentle turn-of-the-century parlor music to hot swing from the 1940s and '50s. Both of these styles are featured on The Picnic Party and the music is pleasant enough, though the group doesn't take many chances. ~ John Bush

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