Overtures and Ballet Music


Overtures and Ballet Music

London Sinfonietta
Conducted by John McGlinn
Produced by Simon Woods
Balance Engineer: John Kurlander
Editor: Matthew Cocker
Recorded December, 1990 at No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Liner notes by Robert Kimball



  • Compact Disc, 1991 [EMI CDC 7 54300 2]

  • Selections

    • Something for the Boys Overture (3:34)
      Assembled by Hans Spialek and Walter Paul
      • "Something for the Boys" (orch. Don Walker)
      • "He's a Right Guy" (orch. Spialek)
      • "Hey Good Lookin'" (orch. Walker and Paul)
    • Du Barry Was a Lady Overture (3:36)
      Orchestration: Hans Spialek and Walter Paul
      • "Every Day a Holiday"
      • "It Was Written in the Stars"
      • "Do I Love You?"
      • "Friendship"
    • "The Snake in the Grass" [Ballet from Fifty Million Frenchmen] (6:40)
      Orchestration: Unknown (possibly Robert Russell Bennett or Maurice B. DePackh)
    • Ballet: Within the Quota (16:11)
      Orchestration: Charles Koechlin
      • "Opening" (3:25)
      • "Heiress" (1:31)
      • "Heiress Reformer" (1:18)
      • "Colored Gentleman" (1:42)
      • "Colored Gentleman Reformer" (0:31)
      • "Jazz Baby" (2:30)
      • "Jazz Baby Reformer" (0:46)
      • "Cowboy" (1:41)
      • "Sweetheart of the World" (1:40)
      • "Finale" (1:05)
    • Leave It to Me Overture (3:01)
      Orchestration: Don Walker
      • "From Now On"
      • "Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love"
      • "Get Out of Town"
    • You Never Know Overture (4:23)
      Orchestration: Hans Spialek and Walter Paul
      • "From Alpha to Omega"
      • "At Long Last Love"
      • "You Never Know"
      • "For No Rhyme or Reason"
    • Anything Goes Overture (5:02)
      Orchestration: Hans Spialek)
      • "Anything Goes"
      • "All Through the Night"
      • "You're the Top"
      • "Blow, Gabriel, Blow"
    • Fifty Million Frenchmen Overture (3:44)
      Assembled and linked by F. Henri Klickmann
      • "I'm in Love" (orch. Klickmann)
      • "You've Got That Thing" (orch. Spialek)
      • "The Happy Heaven of Harlem" (orch. DePackh)
      • "You Do Something to Me" (orch. Spialek and Bennett)
      • "Paree, What Did You Do to Me" (orch. Spialek)
    • Gavotte [from Du Barry Was a Lady] (3:49)
      Orchestration: Hans Spialek
    • Can-Can Overture (4:21)
      Orchestration: Philip Lang
      • "Can-Can"
      • "Allez-vous-en"
      • "If You Loved Me Truly"
      • "I Love Paris"
      • "Montmartre"
    • Gay Divorce Overture (5:10)
      Orchestration: Hans Spialek and Robert Russell Bennett
      • "How's Your Romance?"
      • "After You, Who?"
      • "You're in Love"
      • "I've Got You on My Mind"
      • "Salt Air"
    • Kiss Me Kate Overture (6:17)
      Orchestration: Robert Russell Bennett
      • "Too Darn Hot"
      • "Why Can't You Behave?"
      • "Wunderbar"
      • "So in Love"
      • "Bianca"
    • "Night and Day" [from Gay Divorce] (5:28)
      Orchestration: Hans Spialek [not the same as for the original stage production]
    • Out of This World Overture (4:55)
      Orchestration: Robert Russell Bennett
      • "Use Your Imagination"
      • "Climb Up the Mountain"
      • "Where, Oh Where"
      • "Nobody's Chasing Me"
      • "I Am Loved"

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