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McNeff: Four Tales from Beatrix Potter™

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CHAN 10352
 
McNeff: Four Tales from Beatrix Potter™
Release Date: November 2005
Originally recorded in 2005
Composer (b. 1951)
Stephen McNeff
Solo narrator
Imelda Staunton
Choral *
BBC Singers
Orchestra
BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor
Clark Rundell
Venue
Hippodrome, Golders Green, London
Venue
Studio 1, BBC Maida Vale, London
Venue
Whitfield Street Studios, London
Producer
Fiona Shelmerdine
Engineer
Paul Waton
Genre:
Light Music

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STEPHEN MCNEFF

(b. 1951)
Four Tales from Beatrix Potter™
Adapted by Adrian Mitchell
Orchestral Suites by Stephen McNeff
premiere recordings

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck†

18:30
1.
Overture
0:35
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'Once upon a time. . .'
0:53
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'Yes, I'll start with a duck story.'
1:41
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'Mrs Rebeccah Puddle-Duck hurried up.'
1:30
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''But I'm not used to flying.''
3:12
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'Jemima landed clumsily. . .'
2:22
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'Jemima Puddle-Duck came every afternoon. . .'
2:29
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''Before you begin sitting on your eggs. . .''
2:15
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''Come into the house. . .''
2:35
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'Pit pat paddle pat!'
0:59
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit†

17:58
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Overture
0:35
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'Once upon a time'
1:42
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'Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail. . .'
1:26
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14.
'Let us have a lettuce'
1:17
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15.
'I loves all the animals'
3:35
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'Mr McGregor jumped up. . .'
0:52
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'Peter gave himself up for lost. . .'
2:20
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'Presently he came to a pond. . .'
2:18
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'''Listen'', said Peter. . .'
1:51
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20.
'The green little berries'
2:02
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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin‡

20:11
21.
Overture
0:46
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'My story is about squirrels.'
1:42
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'The squirrels all lived in a wood. . .'
3:10
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'It was autumn. . .'*
3:15
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'They also took with them. . .'
1:10
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'The squirrels filled their little sacks. . .'
0:40
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'But Nutkin, who had no respect. . .'
0:57
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28.
'On the third day. . .'
0:33
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29.
''Oh, I've brought a present!. . .''
0:41
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'On the fourth day. . .'
0:46
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'''I take no interest in riddles''. . .'
1:23
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'On the sixth day. . .'
2:00
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33.
'But Nutkin was in his waistcoat pocket!'
1:12
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34.
'I'm a red squirrel'
1:55
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The Tale of Samuel Whiskers‡

18:38
35.
Overture - 'Rollaway thin'
1:32
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'Once upon a time. . .'
1:19
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37.
'Mrs Tabitha went up and down. . .'
1:31
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38.
'We won't let you catch us Mama!'
0:22
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39.
'Just at that moment. . .'
2:14
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40.
'The two cats ran to look at the dough pan.'
1:52
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41.
'Tom kitten did not want. . .'
2:02
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42.
'Tom squeezed and squeezed. . .'
1:12
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43.
'Anna Maria rushed upon Tom Kitten. . .'
0:41
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44.
'Roly-poly pudding I sing'
2:47
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45.
''Samuel! What's that?''
1:40
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'The dumpling had to be peeled off. . .'
1:27
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Total time: 75:37
Solo: Imelda Staunton narrator
Conductor: Clark Rundell
25 June 1002 (The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck and The Tale of Peter Rabbit)
25 & 27 January 2005 (The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin and The Tale of Samuel Whiskers)
16 March 2005 (narration)

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STEPHEN MCNEFF

(b. 1951)
Four Tales from Beatrix Potter™
Adapted by Adrian Mitchell
Orchestral Suites by Stephen McNeff
premiere recordings

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck†

18:30
1.
Overture
0:35
2.
'Once upon a time. . .'
0:53
3.
'Yes, I'll start with a duck story.'
1:41
4.
'Mrs Rebeccah Puddle-Duck hurried up.'
1:30
5.
''But I'm not used to flying.''
3:12
6.
'Jemima landed clumsily. . .'
2:22
7.
'Jemima Puddle-Duck came every afternoon. . .'
2:29
8.
''Before you begin sitting on your eggs. . .''
2:15
9.
''Come into the house. . .''
2:35
10.
'Pit pat paddle pat!'
0:59

The Tale of Peter Rabbit†

17:58
11.
Overture
0:35
12.
'Once upon a time'
1:42
13.
'Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail. . .'
1:26
14.
'Let us have a lettuce'
1:17
15.
'I loves all the animals'
3:35
16.
'Mr McGregor jumped up. . .'
0:52
17.
'Peter gave himself up for lost. . .'
2:20
18.
'Presently he came to a pond. . .'
2:18
19.
'''Listen'', said Peter. . .'
1:51
20.
'The green little berries'
2:02

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin‡

20:11
21.
Overture
0:46
22.
'My story is about squirrels.'
1:42
23.
'The squirrels all lived in a wood. . .'
3:10
24.
'It was autumn. . .'*
3:15
25.
'They also took with them. . .'
1:10
26.
'The squirrels filled their little sacks. . .'
0:40
27.
'But Nutkin, who had no respect. . .'
0:57
28.
'On the third day. . .'
0:33
29.
''Oh, I've brought a present!. . .''
0:41
30.
'On the fourth day. . .'
0:46
31.
'''I take no interest in riddles''. . .'
1:23
32.
'On the sixth day. . .'
2:00
33.
'But Nutkin was in his waistcoat pocket!'
1:12
34.
'I'm a red squirrel'
1:55

The Tale of Samuel Whiskers‡

18:38
35.
Overture - 'Rollaway thin'
1:32
36.
'Once upon a time. . .'
1:19
37.
'Mrs Tabitha went up and down. . .'
1:31
38.
'We won't let you catch us Mama!'
0:22
39.
'Just at that moment. . .'
2:14
40.
'The two cats ran to look at the dough pan.'
1:52
41.
'Tom kitten did not want. . .'
2:02
42.
'Tom squeezed and squeezed. . .'
1:12
43.
'Anna Maria rushed upon Tom Kitten. . .'
0:41
44.
'Roly-poly pudding I sing'
2:47
45.
''Samuel! What's that?''
1:40
46.
'The dumpling had to be peeled off. . .'
1:27
Total time: 75:37
Solo: Imelda Staunton narrator
Conductor: Clark Rundell
25 June 1002 (The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck and The Tale of Peter Rabbit)
25 & 27 January 2005 (The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin and The Tale of Samuel Whiskers)
16 March 2005 (narration)




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