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Conductor, composer, arranger, and bandleader David Rose is spotlighted on the Living Era compilation Holiday for Strings. The 25 tracks were recorded between 1942 and 1952 and include several standards arranged by Rose, including "How High the Moon," "September Song," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Tenderly," and "Poinciana," along with Rose's million-selling hit from 1942, "Holiday for Strings." This is a fine compilation for the collector of sweet bands and light arrangements.


Genre: Jazz

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David Rose was one of the most popular and distinctive mainstream instrumental pop composers of the '40s, '50s, and '60s, writing a number of pieces that became part of the nation's collective memory. From "Holiday for Strings" to "The Stripper," his music was usually distinguished by a loose, humorous approach where the strings mimicked voices and the horns and percussion were alternately swinging and supportive. In addition to those two signature songs, Rose composed scores for many films and television...
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