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Printed Edition
Composer:Hanmer, Ronald (1917-1994)
Instrumentation:bn. pft.
Publisher Ref:E16

Price: £9.50
Sub Title:Four Pieces for Beginners
Skill Level:A
Publisher:Emerson Edition Ltd
Year of Issue:1978
ISBN:none specified
Ronald Hanmer (1917 - 1995) was born in Reigate, Surrey. When only 14 he was involved in the first of the famous Ralph Reader Gang Shows at London's Scala Theatre. Ron wrote down all the music (Ralph Reader couldn't read music) and also played the piano in the show. He studied at the Blackheath Conservatoire of Music under Harry Farjeon and joined Granada Theatres as a cinema organist.
He wrote many of the specialty arrangements for Tommy Handley's famous ITMA show, and his output of background music for 'mood music' libraries numbered almost a thousand. He worked for thirty years with Edmundo Ros and particularly loved Latin American music. He also arranged for Sydney Thompson, turning out some 2,000 pieces for him and sometimes (anonymously) conducting his orchestra.
For twenty years he orchestrated all the London Palladium pantomimes and his love of the theatre made him realise that amateur operatic societies often found it difficult to hire suitable musical shows. He orch

  • Walking Tune
  • Lullaby
  • Postlude

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