A Noble and Great
American Musician(Sam Casale
15th December 1944
Glenn Miller left
Twinwood Airfield on route to France
in a C64 Norseman
and was never seen again.
His music never left
1st March today is Glenn
Miller's Birthday1st March 1904. Click on his image and connect
to some reminders of his great music.
who loved the music of Glenn Miller and who enjoy reading about
his life and the history of the period in which he lived and to
the people who worked with him, his friends and to those who have
contributed to these pages,
Miller Productions, Inc., the owner and operator of
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
Orchestra with new music director Gary Tole, along with vocalists
Valerie Duke and Brian Hemstock, are now on YouTube. These videos
are from one of the first shows with Gary in early January. YouTube
offers great videos by many of your favorite artists, performances
that have been hidden away for years. While some argue that royalties
should be paid to the performing artist, others argue that YouTube
is a wonderful way to see and hear performances, to be introduced
to performers that you might not otherwise ever know about.
GMT says. "Whilst these YouTube
films are available they don't in many ways show off the orchestra
in a good light. The camera work of course is sometime very poor
but more important is the sound quality which is many cases is
just unacceptable and does no favours to this orchestra because
if this is what this orchestra sounds like for real, I would not
rate it very high, which is a pity as I was expecting something
better than the previous orchestra leaders output when is some
cases was quite brilliant but not all.
There are orchestra's in the UK,
Belgium and Sweden that can out class this orchestra but you should
be wary when judging their performances on sound quality in particular
on YouTube. Only a personal visit to see them perform can you
really know how good or bad they are when comparing them to Glenn
Miller's original civilian and AAF orchestras.
Studio recording are usually always
of good quality, but live performances tell the truth about how
good the musicians are."