Edinburgh Palm Court Orchestra

director - David Lyle

e-mail - Edinlo@aol.com

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Recreating the atmosphere of a bygone era from the vast treasury of light music once popular from Grand Hotel to Seaside Spa.

Typical programmes include well-loved favourites from overtures to selections from musicals, waltzes to popular classics, and well-known miniatures by Ketelby, Haydn Wood, Eric Coates , Edward German, Edward Elgar and others.

The Edinburgh Palm Court Orchestra has been extremely popular since its inception early in 1999 and has attracted large audiences at Edinburgh's Queen's Hall for its Sunday afternoon series of concerts.



/Sunday 28th September 2003/Sunday 15th February 2004/




16th February 2003

Entry of the Gladiators - Julius Fucik

Bells across the Meadows - Ketelby

Gems of Strauss - Strauss family (arr. Aubrey Winter)

Selection from "Lilac Time" - music by Schubert (arr. G. H. Clutsam)

Barcarolle from "Tales of Hoffmann" - Offenbach (arr. for piano trio by Keith Stent)

Cavatina from "The Deer Hunter" - Stanley Myers (arr. Alan Frazer)

Selection from "The Pyjama Game" - Richard Adler & Jerry Ross (arr. Felton Rapley)

In Party Mood - Jack Strachey

The Grasshopper's Dance - Ernest Bucalossi

Selection from "Oklahoma!" - Richard Rodgers

By the Sleepy Lagoon - Eric Coates

plus a selection of songs from Elizabeth McKeon including "Look for the Silver Lining" and "I Heard You Singing"


29th September 2002

Theatreland - March - Jack Strachey (arr. Don Bowen)

Bal Masque - Valse Caprice (No 2: "Parisian Sketches") - Percy Fletcher

Greensleeves - arr. Fred Hartley

Camelot: Selection - Frederick Loewe (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

Melody in F - Anton Rubinstein (arr. Peter Wilson)

The Dancing Years: Selection - Ivor Novello (arr. George L. Zalva)

Calling All Worker - March -Eric Coates

In the Shadows - Dance - Hermann Fink

Folk Songs from Somerset (No 3 from Suite - "English Folk Songs") - Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. Gordon Jacob)

Viennese Memories of Lehar - arr. Henry Hall

Elizabethan Serenade - Ronald Binge

The King and I: Selection - Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

plus a selection of songs from Elizabeth McKeon

24th February 2002

Down the Mall - John Belton

Waltz: Memories of Covent Garden - Johann Strauss II

Lullaby from "Little Suite" - Trevor Duncan

Can-Can: Selection - Cole Porter (arr. Rapley)

Serenade Lyrique - Edward Elgar

Veronique: Selection - Messager (selected and arranged by Dan Godfrey)

Tea for Two from "No, No, Nanette" - Vincent Youmans (arr. H. M. Higgs)

Jealousy - Jacob Gade (arr. for piano trio by Peter Wilson)

A Song by the Way from Suite for Orchestra: "Meadows to Mayfair" - Eric Coates

The Parade of the Tin Soldiers - Leon Jessel

The Gondoliers: Selection - Arthur Sullivan

plus a selection of songs from Elizabeth McKeon


30th September 2001

Amparita Roca: Spanish March - Jaime Texidor (arr. Aubrey Winter)

Waltzing thro' Old Vienna - arr. Geiger

Rendez-vous - W. Aletter (arr. Fr. G. Charrosin)

Country Dance: No. 1 from 3 Dances from Nell Gwyn - Edward German

Little Serenade - Ernest Tomlinson

Gigi: Selection for orchestra - Frederick Loewe (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

"Ballet Egyptien" Suite (No. 1) - Alexandre Luigini (arr. A. Schmid)

Entr'acte from HMS Pinafore - Arthur Sullivan (arr. for piano trio by Keith Stent)

Jamaican Rumba - Arthur Benjamin (arr. Norman Richardson)

Noonday Song: No 2 from "Springtime Suite" - Eric Coates

Selection: Kismet - Robert Wright and George Forrest (arr. Felton Rapley)

Salut d'amour - Edward Elgar

Selection: The Gypsy Princess - Emmerich Kalman (selected and arranged by H. M. Higgs)

plus a selection of songs from Elizabeth McKeon


21st January 2001

Barwick Green (Theme from "The Archers") - Arthur Wood

Roses from the South - Johann Strauss II (arr. Aubrey Winter)

The Clock and the Dresden Figures - Ketelby

These Foolish Things - Jack Strachey (arr. Fred Hartley)

Minuet - Boccherini

Westminster (Meditation) - Eric Coates

Selection from "The Mikado" - Sullivan (arr. J. Poucher)

March from "A Little Suite" (Theme from Dr. Finlay's Casebook) - Trevor Duncan

One O'Clock Galop - Otto Steinbach

Selection : 50 years of Song - arr. Aubrey Kennett, orch. Sydney Baynes

Summer Evening in Santa Cruz - Jose Payan and Fred Hartley

Serenade to Youth - Haydn Wood

Selection : "Hans Christian Andersen" - Frank Loesser (arr Felton Rapley)

plus a selection of songs from Elizabeth McKeon

1st October 2000

Music Everywhere (Rediffusion March) - Eric Coates

Destiny Waltz - Baynes

In a Chinese Temple Garden - Ketelby

Selection: Tom Jones - Edward German

Chanson de Matin - Edward Elgar

Selection: Viva Mexico - Hanmer

The Boulevardier - Curzon

Selection: 50 years of song - arr. Kennett/Baynes

Selection: Mary Poppins - Sherman

Jasper's Dance from "Pineapple Poll" - Arthur Sullivan (arr. Mackerras)

Glow-worm - Lincke

Gold and Silver Waltz - Lehar

plus a selection of songs from Elizabeth McKeon


28th November 1999

In Party Mood - Jack Strachey

Waltz: Nights of Gladness - Charles Ancliffe (arr. Lotter)

Serenade Lyrique (Melodie) - Edward Elgar

Selection from The Sound of Music - Richard Rodgers (arr. Rapley)

Moonlight Reverie - Reginald King

Selection from The Gondoliers - Arthur Sullivan (arr. Charles Godfrey jnr.)

Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Brahms (arr. Schmid)

Parade of the Tin Soldiers - Leon Jessel

Intermezzo from Miniature Suite - Eric Coates

Vanity Fair - Anthony Collins

Sketch of a Dandy - Haydn Wood

Selection from The Great Waltz - Johann Strauss II (adapted Dimitri Tiomkin, arr. Zalva)

plus a selection of songs from Elizabeth McKeon


26th September 1999

Overture: Iolanthe - Arthur Sullivan (arr. Geo. L. Cruikshank)

Bal Masque: No. 2 of "Parisian Sketches" - Percy E. Fletcher

Wedgwood Blue - Ketelby

Selection: Carousel - Richard Rodgers (arr. Walter Paul)

Elizabethan Serenade - Ronald Binge

Selection: Fiddler on the Roof - Jerry Bock (arr. Felton Rapley)

Entrance of the Gypsies from "The Two Pigeons" - Messager

Butterflies in the Rain - Sherman Myers (arr. Joseph Engleman)

Love Duet: No. 3 from Gypsy Suite - Edward German

Wedding Day at Troldhaugen - Edvard Grieg

I Hear You Calling Me: Intermezzo - Charles Marshall (adapted and arranged by Haydn Wood)

Viennese Memories of Lehar - arr. Henry Hall

plus a selection of songs from Elizabeth McKeon



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