Elizabethan Serenade
Ronald Binge


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The only piece of light music to appear in the Ultimate Hall of Fame. This first entered the chart in 2010 and has remained in the top 300 ever since, reaching its highest ever position of 111 in 2013.

Ronald Binge was a British composer and arranger of light music. His best known composition is probably Elizabethan Serenade, which was used by the British Broadcasting Corporation as the theme for the popular 1950s series Music Tapestry, and as the play-out for the British Forces Network radio station, for which he won an Ivor Novello Award, and Sailing By.

Nocturnal Serenade by Jan Steen (1675).