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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Bacchanal! - Frank De Vol

Diana
Bacchanal!
The Passions And Pageantry Of Gods And Goddesses Of Mythology
Frank De Vol And His Orchestra
Columbia Records CL 1287
1959

From the back cover: Albert Harris is an English-born composer, conductor and teacher who is now a citizen of the United States residing in Los Angeles. He is actively engaged in composing and arranging for motion pictures, records and television, and is the winner of numerous awards. He has been music director for NBC, guest lecturer at the University of California at Los Angeles, and is the composer of concert music in many various forms.

From Billboard - April 13, 1959: There are 15 short musical portraits here, each one depicting one of the gods, goddesses, heroes or heroines of ancient Greece. Musically honored, are such figures as Hades, Orion, Diana, Circe, etc. The compositions, imaginative and moody, are the work of British-born Albert Harris, now active on the film music scene in Hollywood. The DeVol Ork makes interesting use of the big ork components and the fidelity and stereo quality is excellent. This one can be solid.

Hades
Orion
Diana
Circe
Pan
Helen Of Troy
Pegasus
Neptune
Persephone
Morpheus
Bacchus
Kronos
Aphrodite
Mercury
Helios

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