Ronald Binge was born on 15th July 1910. As a boy, he was both a chorister and organist. Composing began at the age of seventeen when he wrote for a small cinema orchestra. In 1935, his association with Mantovani began, and Ronnie did all the arrangements for his orchestra at that time.
Ronnie was a Link Training Officer for the RAF in World War Two. In 1945, he married Vera, one year after they had met for the first time. After the war, he spent a lot of time orchestrating others’ works and returned to work for Mantovani. It was during this period that he composed most of his works. In 1957 he won the Ivor Novello Award for the best light orchestral composition of the year, Elizabethan Serenade.
His co-operation with Mozart Edition (Great Britain) Ltd began in 1960 and he recorded many works for Mozart Records. Ronald, who was a lively and exuberant character, died in 1980.
(Edited from the sleeve notes written by Vera Binge for the CD ‘Sailing By’, The Ronald Binge Collection Vol.1)
At the End of the Day (Quick Step)
Cosmorama (4 movements)
(The) Jolly Swagman
(The) Look in Your Eyes
Love at First Sight
(The) Moon Looks Down (Slow Waltz)
Morning Light (Waltz)
(A) Scottish Rhapsody
Serenade by the Sea (Slow Waltz)
(A) Star is Born (Slow Waltz)
This is Like Old Times
and many more…
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