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Alick Maclean (1872 - 1936) recorded far more extensively than people realize, for both Columbia and HMV, often with the New Queen’s Hall Light Orchestra. He also appears on a 1932 Pathe newsreel conducting in a bandstand on the promenade at Scarborough with the Scarborough Spa Orchestra which he conducted from 1911 to 1935 – an operatic selection, from Thomas’s Mignon.

Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite
Part 1. Morning
Part 2. Death of Ase
a) Anitra’s Dance; (b) Dance of the Imps
Solveig’s Song
New Queen’s Hall Light Orchestra, Alick Maclean

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Columbia L 1516-7
Matrices 75010-6, 75011-3, 75012-6, 75023-6 (3896/9)
Recorded 9th May 1923, London
Available from January 1924 to February 1928

Georg Schneevoigt’s well known late 1920s recordings of the Peer Gynt Suite’s were with the same orchestra that Alick Maclean conducts here. Maclean trims the second repeat from Anitra’s Dance, ending at the first time bar, allowing the Hall of the Mountain King (or Dance of the Imps as the label has it) to fit onto the same side. This means the fourth side of the set can be used for Solveig’s Song (which is taken slowly enough that the coda, a repeat of the opening, is omitted.) The orchestra is clearly smaller, to fit into the Columbia acoustic studio, and there is substantial rescoring to allow for the acoustic process. Anitra’s Dance has noticeable added woodwind, and the Mountain King gains a rather effective bell! Some of the string lines in Solveig’s Song receive woodwind support (including a lovely oboe solo.)

Bizet – Carmen selection
New Queen’s Hall Light Orchestra, Alick Maclean

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Bizet - Carmen selection
New Queen’s Hall Light Orchestra, Alick Maclean

Bizet - Carmen - selection - Maclean

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Columbia L1485
Matrices 76991-2, 76992-2
Recorded 10th May 1923

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