Paul Nagle (arr.)
The Roaring Twenties

In the aftermath of the First World War, North America enjoyed a period of economic prosperity driven by the introduction of a wide array of consumer goods, especially the motor car. As radios become affordable, it was during this time that popular music first took on a truly international stature.

Many of the favourites from the period continue to be enjoyed by audiences across the globe, and numerous arrangements - for anything from barbershop quartet to symphony orchestra - have been made of the best-known and most catchy numbers.

Tonight we too take a trip down memory lane with Paul Nagleís medley for wind quintet The Roaring Twenties. This brilliantly captures the mood of the period with its skilful arrangements of the Walter Donaldson numbers Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue; Toot Toot Tootsie! (Goodbye); Makiní Whoopee; and Yes, Sir, thatís my Baby!


© 1998 The Arethusa Ensemble