Light music is orchestral music, which originated in the 19th century and continues until the present day. The style is a less "serious" form of Western classical music, featuring usually shorter orchestral pieces of mood music or concert music. Light music is often grouped with 'Easy Listening". On our station playlist you will hear a mix of instrumental light music and excerpts from traditional forms of classical music.
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DAVID ADES (1938 - 2015)
David Ades was Secretary and Treasurer of The Robert Farnon Society from 1962 until December 2013. For much of the time he also edited the society’s magazine Journal Into Melody. FARNON SOCIETY
David Ades tribute -
British light music
David Ades was the acclaimed authority on British light orchestral music. This is an excellent 60 min tribute by Radio Six International, which was broadcast on 24 February 2015, three days after his death.