A long forgotten piece which was once popular and I first heard as a boy and immediately liked it and it's quirky but very melodic strains.
For some unknown reason this orchestral piece which I first heard lying in bed, pre school , on Morning Music on BBC radio back in the day just popped into my head for no good reason as I cant have heard it or thought about it for at least fifty years. So I went hunting for it on You Tube and found the issue greatly clouded by another much more modern song called "Pink Champagne" which is on there lots. In fact the only version I could find was a pretty awful version by Ray Ellington who uised to do a spot in the middle of the Goon Show and from the sound of it this was probably taken from there. This is a vocal version complete with contemporaneous giggling by said artiste.
However, none of the pretty orchestral versions which I remember and which suited it far better were available. (I found that quite surprising but then British Light Music has been practically and disgracefully almost wiped off the face of the earth.)
So I dug around some more and had quite an education. Sometimes the little byways pursued to locate something turn up surprising information.
I found that the composer was one Gorge Forrest who along with his life partner Robert Wright had adapted classical music from Borodin and written the hit show Kismet back in the fifties. That show had several hits at the time - "Stranger In Paradise" being probably the biggest.
I knew nothing much at all about them and made an interesting read.
Anyway, the only snippet (and very brief indeed with the main melody) I found here - so it may jog a few memories. Click on the "sample" on the left.
Here is the Ellington version - longer but not doing it justice.
If anyone has an original orchestral version it would be nice to see this uploaded to You Tube. (Brian Reynolds? Brian, Musikool?)