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Marching and Waltzing

Frank Renton remembers Marching and Waltzing, a radio classic which ran for 40 years.

Marching and Waltzing was a Light Programme favourite for more than 40 years and comes from the days when there were umpteen band broadcasts every week. It started out as a record programme but quickly developed into one of the most popular live music broadcasts on the airwaves. Frank Renton takes a trip down that memory lane with music that was heard back in the day such as the original opening Sousa March King Cotton and The Westminster Waltz by Robert Farnon along with more recent examples such as The Imperial March from Star Wars by the great John Williams.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Williams Fairey Band

    King Cotton

    • Sousas Marches.
    • Chandos Records.
    • 5.
  • Brighouse and Rastrick Band

    The Westminster Waltz

    • Occasion.
    • Triton Recordings.
    • 6.
  • Wingates Temperance Band

    Imperial March

    • The Wonderful World of Wingates.
    • Howfen Legends.
    • 15.
  • Cory Band

    Waltz 'Orient Express'

    • Men Of Stone.
    • Kirklees Music.
    • 12.
  • The Kneller Hall All-Star Band

    The Great Little Army

    • A Musical Salute to The Royal Military School Of Music.
    • Bandleader.
    • 6.
  • The British Tuba Quartet

    The Minute Waltz

    • Elite Syncopations.
    • Polyphonic.
    • 3.
  • Black Dyke Band

    Le Tricot Rougue

    • The Heaton Collection.
    • SP&S.
    • 11.
  • Grimethorpe Colliery Band

    Gold and Silver

    • Grimethorpe In Concert Vol IV.
    • EGON.
    • 7.

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