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Ronald Binge

born
15.04.1910  in Derby (Großbritannien)
died
06.09.1979  in Ringwood

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Born in Derby (UK), Binge was one of the most respected and successful English composers of his generation. His father, a capable pianist, died in 1920 of wounds received during the war, leaving the family in straitened circumstances, without money to pay for Binge to attend music college. Instead, he obtained work as a cinema organist, which enabled him to learn a great deal of light repertoire and to develop his skill as an arranger (the cinema had a small orchestra, for whom he wrote).
After a stint as an orchestral pianist with the high-caliber light orchestra at Great Yarmouth, he left for London and in 1935 his association with Mantovani began - from this time. Binge did many of the Mantovani orchestra’s arrangements, as well as writing much music of his own, some of which was recorded and broadcast.
He joined the RAF on the outbreak of the Second World War and took charge of the choir at his station in Blackpool, where Sidney Torch (also a theatre organist) conducted the orchestra. They became lifelong friends.
The war over, Binge earned his living as an arranger and orchestrator for the broadcasting orchestras - in the 1950s, the BBC had eight light orchestras on staff, each with several programmes a week - and scored more than fifty television and feature films. Working with Mantovani, he devised the famous Mantovani "cascading strings" sound in 1951, inspired by the acoustics of large cathedrals, which was shown to greatest effect in the song Charmaine and became an instant success. Mantovani secured the sponsorship of London (Decca) Records for an orchestra with a large string section.
Binge's Elizabethan Serenade and Sailing By were very popular.

Music by Ronald Binge

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Concert Band DIN A4 Mittel-/Oberstufe Listen Read

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