Prelude In C# Minor
Conducts Pop Concert In Sound!
Mercury Recording Director: Hal Mooney
Recording Engineer: Bob Fine
Mercury Records PPS 2010
Front and back of the book-fold jacket feature the same design.
From the inside cover: Richard Hayman's career includes many facets: he is a composer, an arranger, a harmonica virtuoso, and a conductor. He has applied his wide-ranging talents to a broad scope of musical activities and he feels equally at home in a recording studio, on a Hollywood movie set, before the television cameras, or on the concert podium. In this Mercury Perfect Presence release, Hayman the conductor-arranger offers us a program of concert-hall evergreens. These arrangements reflect years of experience in the "pops" concert field. Since 1954, Richard Hayman has been a guest conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra and has orchestrated a large number of light classical selections for Arthur Fiedler and his renowned organization. His scoring of Victor Herbert melodies in another Mercury Perfect Presence release (PPS 2007) received critical acclaim; "Richard Hayman's arrangements are perfect to bring out the last bit of excitement without sacrificing musicality." (Billboard Music Week).
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Richard Hayman grew up in Winthrop in the same state. Despite his present accomplishments, he is largely a self-taught musician. While still in high school, he was writing for his own harmonica group. He joined the Borrah Minevitch Harmonica Rascals after graduation and eventually arranged all the music for the nationally celebrated group. Later, he turned to the large orchestra, producing arrangements characterized by refreshing individuality. After a stay in Hollywood, where he appeared with Vaughan Monroe as arranger and harmonica soloist. He has been musical director of a number of television programs. Finally, as a successful Mercury recording artist, Richard Hayman has gained additional prestige for his skyrocketing career.
This album was recorded in three recording sessions. On October 25, 1960, the following personnel was used. Violins - Mac Ceppos, Sylvan Shullman, Jack Zayde, Tosha Samaroff, Harry Urbont, Harry Melnikoff, Sam Rand, Max Hollander, Maurice Will, Earle Hummel, Ralph Silverman, Alvin Rudnitsky; violas - Richard Dickler, Howard Kay, Sidney Brecher, Watler Trampler; cellos - Maurice Brown, Seymour Barab, Alan Shulman; reeds - Leon Cohen, Bernard Kaufman, Stanley Webb, Sidney Cooper, Ted Compere; trumpets - Ray Cresara, Bernard Glow; tomboys - Charles Small, Richard Hixon; french horns - John Barrows, Ray Along; bass - Homer Mensch; drums - Bradley Spinney; percussion - Arthur Marotti; harp - Laura Newell
On October 26, 1960, personnel were; violins - Mac Ceppos, Sylvan Shulman, Jack Zayde, Tosha Samaroff, Leo Kruczek, Julius Schacter, Maurice Wilk, Earle Hummel, George Ockner, Max Pollikoff, Ralph Silverman; violas - Richard Dickler, Howard Kay, Seymour Berman, Isidore Zit; cellos - Maurice Brown, Edgardo Sodero, Alan Shulman; reeds - Bernard Kaufman, Stanley Webb, Philio Bodner, Sidney Cooper, Ted Gompers; trumpets - Ray Cresara, Bernard Glow; trombone - Charles Small, Richard Hixon; french horns - John Barrows, Albert Richman; bass - Homer Mensch; drums - Philip Kraus; percussion - Arthur Marotti; harp - Laura Newell
Personnel on October 31, 1960, included; violins - Maw Ceppos, Sylvan Shulman, Jack Zayde, Harry Katzman, Tosha Samaroff, Harry Melnikoff, Sam Rand, Earle Hummel, Ralph Silverman, Julius Schacter, Paul Gershman, Leo Kruczek; violas - Richard Dickler, Isidore Sir, David Mankovitz, Howard Kay; cellos - Maurice Brown, Symour Barab, Alan Shulman; reeds - Bernard Kaufman, Stanley Webb, Sidney Cooper, Philip Bodner, Ted Gompers; trumpets - Ray Cresara, Bernard Glow; tomboys - Charles Small, Richard Hixon; french horn - John Barrows, Ray Alongs; bass - Homer Mensch; drums - Philip Kraus; percussion - Arthur Marotti; harp - Laura Newell
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