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Frank Cordell

1918-1980 GB, Kingston upon Thames
Composer / Arranger / Conductor of Pop, Jazz and Soundtrack
A.k.a. Francis Meillear

Born: 1 June 1918, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom Died: 6 July 1980, Hastings, East Sussex, United Kingdom English composer, arranger and conductor whose work first became noticed through the tuneful backings he often supplied to some contract singers on HMV singles in the 1950s. Occasionally he was allowed his own 78s, and some were his own compositions, such as Rhapsody In Red. He also wrote music under the name Frank Meilleur or Meillear. Music director at His Master's Voice from 1955 until 1962.

  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
There's A Lull In My Life (from the film 'Wake Up And Live') on The Golden Age of Light Music: Light and Easy by Various Artists
Theme From "The Rebel" on Theme From "The Rebel" by Frank Cordell
Rhapsody In Red on The Golden Age of Light Music: Light & Lively by Various Artists
Export Drive on Archives 5 - 1940s and 1950s by Various Artists
Rainbow Waltz on The Golden Age Of Musicals by Various Artists
Khartoum - Main Theme on Epic themes by Various Artists
Suite - From Flight from Ashiya 1964 on Best YUL BRYNNER Early Movie Themes by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Conductor Volume 2: 76M04Frank Cordell2016Album
KhartoumFrank Cordell2016Album
DemonFrank Cordell2016Single
For Those Who LoveFrank Cordell2014Single
The Best Of Everything / Hear ThisFrank Cordell2012Compil.
"Flight From Ashiya"Frank Cordell2009Album
Khartoum / Mosquito SquadronFrank Cordell2004Album
Khartoum / Mosquito Squadron (Original Motion Picture Score)Frank Cordell2004Compil.
Khartoum / Ring Of Bright WaterFrank Cordell2001Compil.
English String MiniaturesJohn Rutter, Frank Cordell, George Melachrino, Roy Douglas, Armstrong Gibbs, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, David Lloyd-Jones2000Album
Music By Frank CordellFrank Cordell, Francis Meillear, The New Festival Orchestra1974Album
CromwellFrank Cordell With Richard Harris And Alec Guinness1970Album
KhartoumFrank Cordell1966Album
Khartoum (Original Motion Picture Score)Frank Cordell1966Album
Flight From Ashiya = あしやからの飛行Frank Cordell1964Single
Requests From The Semprini SerenadeAlberto Semprini, Frank Cordell Conducting The New Abbey Light Symphony Orchestra1962Single
Theme From The RebelFrank Cordell1961Single
Happy AnniversaryRonnie Hilton With The Don Riddelle Singers Conducted By Frank Cordell1959Single
Dreamboat / Irish MamboAlma Cogan With Vocal Group And Orchestra Conducted By Frank Cordell1955Album
So Tall A Tree / You Can't Make Love With A ColdPhil Harris Accomp. By The Skyrockets Orchestra Conducted By Frank Cordell1950Album
OvernightRonnie Hilton, Frank CordellSingle
Take Me Back AgainMalcolm Vaughan, Frank CordellSingle
The Semprini SerenadeAlberto Semprini And The New Abbey Light Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Frank CordellAlbum
More Than A MillionaireMalcolm Vaughan, Frank CordellSingle
My Wedding DayRose Brennan, Frank CordellSingle
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