A magical musical journey down memory lane; a delightful pot-pourri of much-loved songs, big-band works and dance music from the sunset of the Edwardian age to the 1950s.


20th January

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13th January

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  • [Strauss, J Jnr] - Entrance March from The Gypsy Baron Boston Pops Orchestra Cond. Arthur Fiedler
  • [Wilson, M] Seventy Six Trombones - Ambassadors of Harmony
  • [Mack David / Al Hoffman / Jerry Livingston] A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Barbara Cook w. Chorus and Studio Orchestra
  • [Noel Coward] Family Album - Noel Coward / Gertrude Lawrence and Cast
  • [Fred Weatherly / Stephen Adams] Thora - Stuart Burrows w. John Consable, Piano
  • [Amy Woodford-Findon / Lawrence Hope] Kashmiri Song - Pale Hands I Love from Four Indian Love Lyrics - Benjamin Luxon w. Piano
  • Carl Zeller] Shenkt Man Sich Rosen In Tirol - Elisabeth Schwarzfopf, Soprano w. Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra Cond. Otto Ackerman
  • [Franz Lehar] Einer Wird Kommen (Sonia's Song) from Dar Zarawitsch - - Elisabeth Schwarzfopf, Soprano w. Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra Cond. Otto Ackerman
  • [Chopin w. Melichar / Marischka / Nach - Rudolf Schock w. Studio Orchestra
  • [Lehar, F] Love Live Forever from Paganini - June Bronhill and Chorus - Gaiety Orchestra, Lionel Bentley Leader / George Barker, Conductor
  • [Borschel] Sparrows Concert - Intermezzo - Louis Voss & His Orchestra
  • 1) Syd McLeod / 2) Rudolf Friml 3) O'Hagan] O! Sydney, I Love You / Sympathy / Gundagai - The Palm Court Orchestra
  • [Nevin] Narcissus - The Revellers
  • [Billy Mayerl] Marigold - Norrie Paramor's Paramagic Pianos
  • [Pepper] Carry Me Back To Green, Green Pastures - Paul Robeson w. Studio Orchcestra

  • 6th January

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  • 1) Piefke 2) Gungl - Kutschke Polka / Casino Dances Albert White And His San Francisco Masters Of Melody
  • [Herbert, V] Yesterthoughts - Lyn Harold, Cello / Acadamy of St. Martin In The Fields Cond. Neville Mariner
  • [Herbert, V] - 'Neath The Summer Moon - Nelson Eddy w. Nat Shilkret Orchestra
  • [Lerner, A. J. / Loewe, F] - Camelot (Title Song) - Richard Burton w. Original Soundtrack Orchestra
  • [Lerner, A, J/Loewe, F] The Lusty Month Of May - Julie Andrews and Chorus w. The Original Soundtrack Orchestra
  • [Lerner, A, J. / Loewe, F] How To Handle A Woman - The Treorchy Welsh Male Voice Choir
  • [Lerner, A, J. / Loewe, F] - Then You May Take Me To The Fair - Julie Andrews / Richard Burton / Bruce Yarnell / James Gannon / John Cullum - Original Soundtrack Orchestra
  • [Lerner, A, J. / Loewe, F] - Julie Andrews - Original Soundtrack Orchestra
  • [Lerner, A, J. / Loewe, F] - Richard Burton - Original Soundtrack Orchestra
  • [Various Composers - Medley] Medley of Al Jolson Memories - Footscray / Yarraville City Band Cond. Mervyn Simpson
  • [Coates, E/] Dam Buster's March - Tony Fenelon at the Wurlitzer Organ of Pultney Gramar School, South Australia
  • [Lee, P / Barbour, D] It's A Good Day - John Atwell at Compton Organ at Malvern Town Hall
  • [Dole/Di. / Di Chiara] La Spagnola - Beniamino Gigli w. Studio Orchcestra
  • [Puccini, G / Pitt, P] O My Beloved Daddy from Gianni Schicchi - Joan Hammond, Soprano / Halle Orchestra Cond. Leslie Howard

  • 30th December

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  • [Peter Milne] The Daughter Of Rosie O'Grady - Gene Kelly w. Studio Orchestra
  • [Sigmund Romberg] You Will Remember Vienna - Shirley Emmons w. Sigmund Romberg & His Orchestra
  • [Edith Temple/William Meyer Lutz] Those Were The Days (Barn Dance) Patrick Curwen, Vocal w. Harry Davidson And His Orchestra
  • (Oscar Straus/S. Strange) My Hero from The Chocolate Soldier. Suzanne Steele w. Studio Orchestra
  • [Sigmund Romberg] Will You Remember from Maytime - Jane Powell/Vic Damone w. MGM Studio Orchestra
  • [1 - Denni/Lewis 2. Fields/Donovan] Oceana Roll - Jane Powell and Chorus / Aba Daba Honeymoon - Debbie Reynolds and Carleton Carpenter. MGM Studio Orchestra - Both from 1950 Film "Two Weeks With Love"
  • [Kippling / Speaks / Hedgecock / Cobb /Willeby arr Dawson] Mandalay Scena - Peter Dawson w. London Symphony Orchestra Cond. Charles Mackerras
  • [Graham & Fraser Simpson] Love Will Find A Way from Maid Of The Mountains - Gladys Moncrieff w. Columbia SO Cond. Gilbert Dechelette
  • [A B Paterson] Clancy Of The Overflow - Tenor Australis
  • [Chauncer Olcott/Ernest Ball/George Graff, Jnr.] When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Howard Price w. Studio Orchestra
  • [J.Strauss/A Ronnell] Nellie Kelly (I Love You) Phil Regan w. Studio Orchestra
  • [J. R. Shannon] Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral from Going My Way - Bing Crosby with Vocal Chorus and Orchestra
  • [Ronnell/Strauss] Love Can Be Dreamed / Mine Alone / Open Road based on music from The Gypsy Baron. John Charles Thomas w. Studio Orchestra
  • [Helen Taylor/May Brahe] Bless This House - Vera Lynn w. Orchestra
  • [Wallace/O Hogan] Old Father Thames - The Ballarat Civic Male Choir Cond from the Organ by W H Keith Young

  • 23rd December

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  • (Weatherly, F/Adams, S) The Holy City - Richard Crooks with Herbert Dawson, Organ / Orchestra Cons John Barbirolli
  • (Charles Wood) A Virgin Most Pure - Darlington Handbell Choir
  • (Irving Berlin) White Christmas - Bing Crosby / Ken Darby Singers / John Scott Trotter Orchestra
  • (Trad) 'Twas The Night Before Christmas - Recited by Louis Armstrong
  • (Charles Tazewell) The Small One - Traditional Christmas Story as told by Bing Crosby and Cast with Special Effects and Orciestra dir. Victor Young
  • (Trad) Angels From The Realms Of Glory - Jessye Norman wirh Choirs of St Thomas' / Riverside Choir / St. Barnabas Choir and Orchestra of St. Lukes
  • (Yon, P. A) Gesu Bambino - Jessye Norman / Ambrosian Singers / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Cond. Alexander Gibson
  • (TBA) Don't Wait Till The Night Before Chistmas To Be Good - Dick Robertson, Vocal & His Orchestra
  • (TBA) The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot Phyllis Robbins with Orchestra
  • (Trad) Jingle Bells - Eltham East Primary School Choir. Colin Jenkins, Piano and Anne Williams, Conducting
  • (Dr. E A Floyd) Love Came Down At Christmas - Eltham East Primary School Choir - Organ Accompaniment by Colin Jenkins - Anne Williams, Conducting
  • (Norman Banks) The Melbourne Carol - Graeme Dark, Baritone with Helen Watson, Piano - Live Performance
  • (Trad) Away In The Manger - Sing 2000 Massed Choirs- Melbourne Town Hall, Christmas 2000
  • (William Garnet James / John Wheeler) The Three Drovers - The AdelaideSingers - The South Australian Symphony Orchestra Cond. Patrick Thomas

  • 16th December

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  • (Zamecnik, John S) Polly - The Palm Court Theatre Orchestra
  • (Jerome Kern) Overture to The Girk From Utah - National Philharmonic Orchestra Cond. John McGlynn - Ambrosian Chorus Cond. John McCarthy
  • (Jerome Kern) They Didn't Believe Me - Kathryn Grayson with MGM Studio Orchestra
  • Lacalle, J/Gamse, A) Amapola - Lecuona Cuban Boys
  • (Lecuona, Ernesto) Malaguena - George Melachrino Orchestra
  • (Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi) Midnight In Moscow - George Goodman With Instrumental Ensemble
  • (Billy Rose / Dave Dryer) Me And My Shadow - Victor Silvester And His Ballroom Orchestra
  • (Dvorak, A) O Silver Moon from Rusalka - Joan Hammond w. Studio Orchestra
  • (Schertzinger/Grey) Dream Lover from Love Parade - Gladys Moncrieff w. Columbia SO Cond. Gilbert Dechelette
  • (Gilbert, W S/Sullivan, A) When You Had Left Our Pirate Fold from Pirates of Penzance - Peter Dawson And Cast / Studio Orchestra
  • (Gilbert, W S / Sullivan, A) When First My Old, Old Love I Knew / O Gentlemen Listen from Trial by Jury - Thomas Edmonds and The Corinthian Singers w. The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
  • (Helen Hayes) The White Magnolia Tree - Helen Hayes
  • (Fred WLeigh / Charles Collins) Don't Dilly Dally On The Way - June Bronhill & Company w. Instrumental Ensemble
  • (Noel Coward) Dearest Love - June Bronhill And Chorus w. Studio Orchestra
  • (French, P / Green, P) Gortnamona - Thomas Edmonds, Tenor w. Peter Tillett, Piano

  • 9th December

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  • (Zeller, C) Pot Pourri from Der Obersteiger - Marek Weber Salon Orchestra
  • (Zeller, C) Don't Be Cross - Marilyn Hill-Smith / Ambrosian Chorus / Chandos Concert Orchestra Cond. John Barry
  • (L - Rida Johnson Young / M - Victor Herbert) Tramp, Tramp, Tramp from Naughty Marietta - Peter Morrison / with Ambrosian Chorus / Chandos Concert Orchestra Cond. John Barry
  • (Stolz, R) My Song Of Love from The White Horse Inn - Marilyn Hill Smith /Peter Morrison with Ambrosian Chorus / Chandos Concert Orchestra Cond. John Barry
  • (Sullivan, A) The Lost Chord - Oscar Natzke, Bass with Organ and Studio Orchestra
  • (Schubert, F) Serenade Softly Goes My Song's Entreaty - Grace Moore with Studio Orchestra
  • (1, Harline, L / 2, Washington, N ) When You Wish Upon A Star / Hey Diddle De Dee - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir / The Columbia SO Cond. Jerald Ottley
  • (Churchill, F) Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? - Alan Breeze w.Billy Cotton And His Band
  • (Kennedy, J) Teddy Bears' Picnic - Ade Monsborough Recorder with Jazz Ensemble
  • (Kahn G / Woods, H) A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet - Nat King Cole w. Studio Orchestra
  • (Woods, H / Dixon, M) I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover - The Ames Brothers
  • (Heatherton, F) I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts - The Kirby-Stone Four
  • (Sullivan, A / Gilbert, W S) Dance The Cachucha from The Gondoliers - The Second Festival Of Male Voice Praise - Organ / Orchestra

  • 2nd December

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  • Youmans, Vincent: Too many rings around Rosie fr No, No, Nanette. Various Unnamed Orch/ Unnamed Conductor.
  • Kern. Jerome: I'm putting all my eggs in one basket. Fred Astaire, voc.
  • Hanley, James F.: Zing went the strings of my heart. Judy Garland, voc. .
  • Lehar, Franz: Giuditta: Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert. Richard Tauber, ten. Vienna PO/Franz Lehar.
  • Lehar, Franz: Giuditta: Schoen wie die blaue Sommernacht. Jamila Novotna, sop., Richard Tauber, ten. Vienna PO/Franz Lehar.
  • Marguerite Monnot; Rene Cloerec; Vincent Scotto: Mon legionnaire; Paris Mediterranee; Les Momes de la Cloche. Edith Piaf, voc.
  • Monkton, Lionel: The Country Girl: Under the Deodar. Gladys Moncrieff, sop.
  • Various: Hunting Tigers out in Indiah
  • Hollander, Frederick: The Boys in the Backroom. Marlene Dietrich, voc.
  • Carlisle, Bill: Too Old to Cut the Mustard. Marlene Dietrich, voc., Rosemary Clooney, voc.
  • McCarthy, John: Fifty and Fat. Bob Barnard, cornet Australian Jazz Allstars .
  • Slade, Julian: Salad Days: We said we wouldn't look back; Find yourself something to do; I sit in the sun; Oh, Look at me. John Warner, voc., Eleanor Drew, voc.

  • 25th November

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  • Garland, Joe: In the Mood. Glenn Miller & His Orch .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59, 'Fur Elise'. Eileen Joyce, pno.
  • Traditional (arr. Alfred Hill): Waiata Poi. Peter Dawson, bass-baritone, Studio Orch .
  • Bradman: Old Fashioned Locket. Our Bungalow of Dreams. Don Bradman, pno.
  • Rubens, Paul A.: Your King and Country Want You. Helen Clark, voc.
  • Long, John P.: When the War is Over, Mother Dear. George Baker, bass-baritone .
  • Ketelbey, Albert: A Dream of Christmas. Various/ Various.
  • Where did Robinson Crusoe go with Friday on Saturday night. Al Jolson, voc.
  • Novello, Ivor: The Dancing Years: Leap year waltz. Drury Lane Theatre Orch/Charles Prentice.
  • Mohr, Orient Express. Sidney Torch, org.
  • Delibes, Leo: The Maids of Cadiz. Amelita Galli-Curci, sop.
  • Scarlatti: Sonata in G, Kk124. Wanda Landowska, hpscd.
  • McKellar, John & Mulcahy, Lance: Soap Opera. Max Oldaker, Lyle O'Hara, Jill Perryman, Peter Kenna. Phillip Street Revue "Hit and Run" 1955. Recorded Comedy Theatre June 1960.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni - La ci darem la mano. Isobel Buchanan, sop., John Pringle, bar. Queensland SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Traditional: An Eriskay Love Lilt. Sydney MacEwan, ten. Studio Orch .
  • Joyce, Archibald: A Thousand Kisses. Royal PO/Gavin Sutherland.