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The Cerisier Suite: The Amanuensis String Orchestra, conducted by Virginia Quail

In the early years of the 20th century, Charles Cherry, a teenaged orphan from the East End of London moved to live in Heol Las (in the parish of Llansamlet), a semi-rural village at the edge of the industrial town of Swansea, south Wales. Soon after the outbreak of the Great War, he enlisted in the 1st Battalion, the Welsh Regiment, and served in Flanders. He was killed in action in August 1915 and is buried in the war cemetery at Kemmel Château. He was eighteen years old.
This suite, which comprises five movements representing the stages of Charles Cherry’s life (‘East End’, ‘Poorhouse’, ‘Village’, ‘The Front’, ‘In Memoriam’), is written in a classical style and is dedicated to his short life and to the memory of all orphans who served in wars and had no one to mourn their deaths.
First Impression: The Jacques Cognomen Ensemble

The 12-track list is: ‘Sand Stones’, ‘Water under the Bridge’, ‘Merlin’s Forge’, ‘Vigil’, ‘Airstream’, ‘Common Ground’, ‘Crusader’, ‘Occasional Days’, ‘Winter Dreams’, ‘Ugly Lovely Town’, ‘Pilgrim’s Way’, ‘Ravenwood’.
Spirit of a Tipsy Cheesemonger: The Iago Katzenjammer Combo

The 12 track titles are: ‘Mystical Risk’, ‘Agamemnon Road’, ‘Freshly Made Day’, ‘Damson in Distress’, ‘Rain Again’, ‘Wishbone’, ‘Metallurgy’, ‘Gammerstang’, ‘The Bigger Picture’, ‘After the Storm’, ‘East Avenue’, and ‘Identity Crisis’.
Legend of a Dreamy Thursday: The Iago Katzenjammer Combo

The 12 track titles are: ‘Summerday Ride’, ‘Colour Me Lucky’, ‘Jambeau’, ‘Alexander the Grateful’, ‘Marimodan’, ‘The Wrath of Grapes’, ‘Walking the Duck’, ‘Turkey Feet and Chips’, ‘Offa’s Bike’, ‘Bramble Jam’, ‘Muscovy Chicken’, and ‘Remember the Memories’.
The Time-and-a-Half Machine: The Jacques Cognomen Ensemble

The 12 track titles are: ‘Zero Hour’, ‘Yesterday’s News’, ‘Last Dance in the Park’, ‘The Kardomah Boys’, ‘Broken Biscuits’, ‘Pulkanan’, ‘Sweet Bay Mooch’, ‘Damassin Nights’, ‘Night Gate’, ‘Zastruga’, ‘Turn Around in Time’, ‘Dafandel’.
Collage: The Jim Nicol Band

The 12-track list is: ‘The Legend of Laurel Dell’, ‘Heartstrings Attached’, ‘Caritas’, ‘Little Island’, ‘Magic Games with Magic Names’, ‘Blue Hill Drifter’, ‘On Misty Streets’, ‘Stranger in Town’, ‘Galadriel Might’, ‘Capricious Moon’, ‘The Wrong Side of the World’, ‘Candle Across the Bay’.

Solitree Music Productions is a subsidiary company of Pastoral Audiobooks, producing easy-listening music

Christmas Presence:  20 Traditional Christmas Carols
The Silverbrook Modern Orchestra, directed by Colin Wheldon James

The 20-track list is: ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’, ‘The Holly and the Ivy’, ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’, ‘Silent Night’, ‘Good King Wenceslas’, ‘God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen’, ‘Away in a Manger’, ‘Deck the Halls’, ‘I Saw Three Ships’, ‘While Shepherds Watched’, ‘Once in Royal David’s City’, ‘Unto Us a Child is Born’, ‘See Amid the Winter’s Snow’, ‘The First Noël’, ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’, ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’, ‘We Three Kings’, ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’, ‘Joy to the World’, ‘Angels from the Realms of Glory’.
Life with Scattered Showers: The Jim Nicol Band

The 16-track list is: ‘Dream Gatherer’, ‘Over and Over’, ‘Break My Heart Again’, ‘B’Jingo’, ‘Never Mind’, ‘Parallax’, ‘Bloodstone’, ‘I Know’, ‘Circle of Friends’, ‘Lady Don’t Fall Backwards’, ‘Full Moon Tonight’, ‘The Exile’, ‘From Blue to Lilac’, ‘Rainy Day Sunshine’, ‘The Sky is Changing’, ‘Wondering if’.
Green Shoots and Burnished Oak:  Folk melodies arranged for a modern orchestra
The Silverbrook Modern Orchestra, directed by Colin Wheldon James

The 18-track list is: ‘House of the Rising Sun’, ‘The Gipsy Rover’, ‘Haul Away’, ‘Mrs McGrath’, ‘The Wild Colonial Boy’, ‘The Skye Boat Song’, ‘The Ballad of Becca Rye’, ‘Plaisir d’Amour’, ‘Cockles and Mussels’, ‘Oer yw’r Gŵr sy’n Methu Caru’, ‘Banks and Braes’, ‘The Banks of the Ohio’, ‘Londonderry Air’, ‘My Nut Brown Maiden’, ‘The Maid of Sker’, ‘Beyond the Greenwood Tree’.
Tunes of Praise and Glory: 20 favourite hymn tunes arranged for easy listening
The Silverbrook Modern Orchestra, directed by Colin Wheldon James

The 20-track list is: ‘Jesu, Lover of My Soul’, ‘Praise My Soul the King of Heaven’, ‘O Worship the King’, ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’, ‘Love Divine’, ‘Tell Me the Old, Old Story’, ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’, ‘As with Gladness Men of Old’, ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’, ‘How Great Thou Art’, ‘The Lord’s My Shepherd’, ‘The Old Rugged Cross’, ‘Now Thank We All Our God’, ‘Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus’, ‘Lead Us, Heavenly Father’, ‘The Day Thou Gavest’, ‘He Who would Valiant Be’, ‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah’, ‘We Plough the Fields and Scatter’, ‘Abide with Me’.
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Life’s Rich Patisserie: Folk melodies arranged for a modern orchestra
The Silverbrook Modern Orchestra, directed by Colin Wheldon James

The 18-track list is: ‘Swansea Town’, ‘Blow the Wind Southerly’, ‘Botany Bay’, ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’, ‘Forest, Field and Fen’, ‘Dafydd y Garreg Wen’, ‘Lavender Blue’, ‘Llwyn Onn’, ‘Waltzing Matilda’, ‘Rwy’n Cofio’, ‘Maggie May’, ‘The Bells of Aberdyfi’, ‘Quare Bungle Rye’, ‘Believe Me’, ‘The Old Sophisticate’, ‘The Nightingale’, ‘Blow the Candles Out’, ‘My Grandfather’s Clock’.