ELIZABETHAN SERENADE

Latest update on 17/09/2017

Artist: Mantovani
Author: Ronald Binge
Label: Guild
Year: 1952

As radio-transcription entitled Serenade; name change followed the coronation of new queen Elizabeth II. Vocal version: Where The Gentle Avon Flows (choir piece). At the time, author Ronald Binge was Mantovani's arranger, developing his characteristic 'cascading strings sound'. Binge later also wrote Sailing By ('63), long time closing theme for BBC Radio 4. Elizabethan Serenade was used as theme of BBC series Music Tapestry and as play-out for the British Forces Network radio station. Mantovani's recording was finally released in '62 on Guild lp The Golden Age Of Light Music - The Lost Transcriptions Vol. 3.

Covers:

1957:

Ron Goodwin [produced by George Martin]

1958:

Will Glahé [as Sweet Elisabeth]

1959:

Sweet Sixteen [as Droomwens]

1960:

Selvera's [idem]

1961:

Gunter Kallman Chor [hit GER]

1962:

Virginia Markus [as Elisabet Serenade]

1969:

Boris Garner & The Love People [as Elisabeth Raggay hit UK; reissued on Duke as Elisabethan Reggae]

1969:

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires [as Elisabeth Reggay]

1974:

Ronald Binge & his Romantic Strings [author]

1982:

Louise Tucker [as Only For You]

1983:

Bad Manners [as Elizabethan Reggae]

2000:

Selecter [idem]

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