Test Card Music Vol. 4

A 21 track vintage lounge album (1h 1m 37s) — released February 1st 1999 on APOLLO SOUND
This fourth CD in the series of authentic Test Card music, features more memorable melodies in a wide range of styles and tempo, performed by bands ranging from small combo to big band, including The Georges Delagaye Orchestra, Franco Taormina Orchestra, Simon Gale, Sven Telvi Sound Band, Ulrich Sommerlatte Orchestra and The Budapest Radio Orchestra. As this title indicates, the music featured on this series of discs was originally used to accompany the BBC television testcard transmissions for use by broadcasters and the television industry. So memorable were many of the melodies that they are still remembered today by the many engineers who listened whilst maintaining the nation's sets. In actual fact the music we feature in each volume is the work of a multitude of fine composers and musicians, being part of our musical heritage. Just what is this type of music, which is becoming more popular by the day. It is many things - melody with a wide range of style and tempo, ranging from light classical works to swing and is performed by anything from a small combo to a big band with impressive brass section or a full string orchestra! Musical contrasts are considerable, for example East meets West when the distinctive USA feel of Miami Junction gives wat to the superb melody of Lied der Volga. Following the swinging big band number Pretty Margie we Rendezvous in Rio - an imaginative and descriptive peice for full orchestra. Features such luminaries of this genre including the Georges Delagaye Orchestra, The Dave Perkins Orchestra, Munchner Tanz Streich Quartet, Budapest Radio Orchestra, Simon Gale and His Music, amongst others performing original compositions/ arrangements in a variety of styles and tempos..'
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