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Cat. No. CHSA 5111(2) Price: £12.94 No. of discs: 2
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CHSA 5111 - Elgar: The Starlight Express
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CD available From: 01 October 2012
     
 Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
      premiere recording in this version
The Starlight Express, Op. 78 86:03
      Incidental Music
     
      Act I 20:29
1 1 Song (organ-grinder) 'To the Children'. Allegro non troppo - Moderato - Tempo I - Più mosso - 5:55
     
      Scene 1
2 'In the village of Bourcelles…' 1:37
3 2 Allegretto 0:30
4 3 Lento 0:42
5 4 [ ] 0:32
6 5 Allegretto 0:33
7 6 Moderato - Molto animato - Allegro - A tempo allegro 1:22
8 7 Lento 1:48
9 8 Allegretto 0:15
10 9 Allegro 0:37
11 10 [ ] 0:42
      Peter Thomas violin
12 11 Allegro molto 1:14
13 12 Lento 0:53
14 13A [Andante] 0:38
15 13B [Andante] 1:32
16 14 Andantino 1:33
     
      Act II 37:30
17 15 Song (Organ-grinder) 'The Blue-eyed Fairy'. Allegro 3:22
     
      Scene 1
18 16 Allegro non troppo 1:06
19 17 Moderato - Lento - Allegro - Lento - Più lento - 1:18
20 18 Song (Organ-grinder) 'The sun has gone'. Allegretto - Lento - Allegro - Allargando 4:38
21 19 Andantino 2:01
22 20A Lento - Quasi recitative - Lento 1:15
      Peter Thomas violin
23 20B Allegro 0:21
      Peter Thomas violin
24 21 Lento 1:01
25 22 Allegro 0:33
26 23 Allegro molto 0:19
27 24 [ ] 0:12
28 25 [ ] 0:15
29 26 Song (Laugher) 'I'm ev'rywhere'. Presto 0:48
30 27 Allegro 0:13
31 28 [ ] 0:27
32 29 Song (Organ-grinder) 'Wake up, you little Night Winds!' Allegro non troppo 1:29
33 30 Dance of the Winds. Moderato - Lento - Brillante - Lento 2:20
34 31 Moderato 0:43
35 32 Lento 1:06
      Peter Thomas violin
36 33 Sun Dance. Presto 2:45
     
      Scene 2
37 34 Adagio 1:06
      Peter Thomas violin
38 34A Song (Gardener) 'Dandelions, Daffodils'. [ ] 0:52
39 35 Andante - 1:14
40 36 Allegretto 1:04
     
      Scene 3
41 37 Più lento 1:18
      Peter Thomas violin
42 38 Song (Laugher) 'O, Stars Shine Brightly'. Allegro moderato - Andante 3:16
      Peter Thomas violin
43 39 Adagio 0:48
      Peter Thomas violin
44 40 Allegro 0:18
45 41 Song (Laugher) 'Dawn Song'. Allegro 1:09
      58:03
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      Act III 28:47
1 42 Song (Organ-grinder) 'My old tunes'. Allegro - [Più lento] - Poco più lento - Tempo I - [Più lento] 4:14
     
      Scene 1
2 43 Song (Jane Anne) 'Dandelions, Daffodils'. [ ] 1:15
3 44 [ ] 1:11
4 45 Lento - Più mosso - Più lento - Più lento - 1:09
5 46A [ ] 0:34
6 46B Tempo di valse 3:34
     
      Scene 2
7 47 Lento - Allegro - Poco sostenuto - Moderato e grazioso - Moderato - Moderato - 7:45
      David Watkin cello
8 48 Andante - Allegretto 2:37
9 49 Moderato - Animato - Moderato - 2:08
10 50 Finale. Duet (Laugher and Organ-grinder) 'Hearts must be soft-shiny dressed'. [ ] - L'istesso tempo - 2:44
11 ['The First Nowell'.] Grandioso 1:33
 Elin Manahan Thomas soprano (Laugher/Jane Anne)
 Roderick Williams baritone (Organ-grinder/Gardener)
 Simon Callow narrator
     
 Clive Carey (1883-1968)
      premiere recording
Three Songs from 'The Starlight Express' 6:03
      Orchestrated by Sir Andrew Davis
12 I The Organ-grinder's Song. Andante comodo 3:07
13 II The Dustman's Song. Tranquillo e misterioso 1:39
14 III The Gardener's Song. Allegretto fantastico 1:17
 Roderick Williams baritone (Organ-grinder/Gardener)
     
 Edward Elgar
      premiere recording
Suite from 'The Starlight Express' 44:57
      Arranged by Sir Andrew Davis
15 1 1. Song (Organ-grinder) 'To the Children'. Allegro non troppo - Moderato - Tempo I - 6:16
16 2 14. Andantino 1:33
17 3 15. Song (Organ-grinder) 'The Blue-eyed Fairy'. Allegro 3:16
18 4 18. Song (organ-grinder) 'The sun has gone'. Allegretto - Lento - Allegro - Allargando 4:51
19 5 19. Andantino 2:04
20 6 21. Lento 0:29
21 7 22. Allegro 0:23
22 8 26. Song (Laugher) 'I'm ev'rywhere'. Presto 0:45
23 9 29. Song (Organ-grinder) 'Wake up, you little Night Winds!' Allegro non troppo 1:20
24 10 30. Dance of the Winds. Moderato - Lento - Brillante - Lento 2:23
25 11 32. Lento 0:50
      Peter Thomas violin
26 12 33. Sun Dance. Presto 2:34
27 13 35. Andante - 1:14
28 14 36. Allegretto 1:05
29 15 38. Song (Laugher) 'O, Stars Shine Brightly'. Allegro moderato - Andante 3:20
      Peter Thomas violin
30 16 41. Song (Laugher) 'Dawn Song'. Allegro 1:04
31 17 42. Song (Organ-grinder) 'My old tunes'. Allegro - [Più lento] - Poco più lento - Tempo I - [Più lento] 4:02
32 18 43. Song (Jane Anne) 'Dandelions, Daffodils'. [ ] 0:55
33 19 49. Moderato - Animato - Moderato - 2:04
34 20 50. Finale. Duet (Laugher and Organ-grinder) 'Hearts must be soft-shiny dressed'. [ ] - L'istesso tempo - 2:46
35 ['The First nowell'.] Grandioso 1:34
 Elin Manahan Thomas soprano (Laugher/Jane Anne)
 Roderick Williams baritone (Organ-grinder/Gardener)
      80:05
     
 Scottish Chamber Orchestra
 Sir Andrew Davis
 Recorded in:
 Usher Hall, Edinburgh
      28-31 May 2012 (musical numbers)
 Recorded in:
 Studio 80a, BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London
      3 August 2012 (spoken narrative)
 Producer(s)
 Brian Pidgeon
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Jonathan Cooper (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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