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Elgar: The Starlight Express
Release Date: November 2012
Originally recorded in 2012
Composer (1857-1934)
Sir Edward Elgar
Solo soprano (Laugher/Jane Anne)
Elin Manahan Thomas
Solo baritone (Organ-grinder/Gardener)
Roderick Williams
Solo narrator
Simon Callow
Composer (1883-1968)
Clive Carey
Orchestra
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor
Sir Andrew Davis
Producer
Brian Pidgeon
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Jonathan Cooper
Venue
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Venue
Studio 80a, BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Orchestral & Concertos

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SIR EDWARD ELGAR

(1857-1934)
premiere recording in this version

The Starlight Express, Op. 78

86:03
Incidental Music
Total time: 20:29
1.
1
Song (organ-grinder) 'To the Children'. Allegro non troppo - Moderato - Tempo I - Più mosso -
5:55
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'In the village of Bourcelles…'
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0:42
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[ ]
0:32
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Allegretto
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Moderato - Molto animato - Allegro - A tempo allegro
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Lento
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Allegretto
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Allegro
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[ ]
0:42
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Peter Thomas violin
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Allegro molto
1:14
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Lento
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[Andante]
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[Andante]
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Andantino
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Total time: 37:30
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Song (Organ-grinder) 'The Blue-eyed Fairy'. Allegro
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Allegro non troppo
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Moderato - Lento - Allegro - Lento - Più lento -
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Song (Organ-grinder) 'The sun has gone'. Allegretto - Lento - Allegro - Allargando
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Andantino
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Lento - Quasi recitative - Lento
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Allegro
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Lento
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Allegro
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Allegro molto
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[ ]
0:12
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[ ]
0:15
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Song (Laugher) 'I'm ev'rywhere'. Presto
0:48
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Allegro
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[ ]
0:27
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Song (Organ-grinder) 'Wake up, you little Night Winds!' Allegro non troppo
1:29
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Dance of the Winds. Moderato - Lento - Brillante - Lento
2:20
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Moderato
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Lento
1:06
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Peter Thomas violin
36.
33
Sun Dance. Presto
2:45
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Adagio
1:06
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Song (Gardener) 'Dandelions, Daffodils'. [ ]
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Andante -
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Allegretto
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Più lento
1:18
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Peter Thomas violin
42.
38
Song (Laugher) 'O, Stars Shine Brightly'. Allegro moderato - Andante
3:16
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Peter Thomas violin
43.
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Adagio
0:48
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Allegro
0:18
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Song (Laugher) 'Dawn Song'. Allegro
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Total time: 28:47
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Song (Organ-grinder) 'My old tunes'. Allegro - [Più lento] - Poco più lento - Tempo I - [Più lento]
4:14
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Song (Jane Anne) 'Dandelions, Daffodils'. [ ]
1:15
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[ ]
1:11
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Lento - Più mosso - Più lento - Più lento -
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0:34
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Tempo di valse
3:34
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Lento - Allegro - Poco sostenuto - Moderato e grazioso - Moderato - Moderato -
7:45
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David Watkin cello
53.
48
Andante - Allegretto
2:37
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Moderato - Animato - Moderato -
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Finale. Duet (Laugher and Organ-grinder) 'Hearts must be soft-shiny dressed'. [ ] - L'istesso tempo -
2:44
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['The First Nowell'.] Grandioso
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Solo: Elin Manahan Thomas soprano (Laugher/Jane Anne)
Solo: Roderick Williams baritone (Organ-grinder/Gardener)
Solo: Simon Callow narrator

CLIVE CAREY

(1883-1968)
premiere recording

Three Songs from 'The Starlight Express'

6:03
Orchestrated by Sir Andrew Davis
57.
I
The Organ-grinder's Song. Andante comodo
3:07
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The Dustman's Song. Tranquillo e misterioso
1:39
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The Gardener's Song. Allegretto fantastico
1:17
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Solo: Roderick Williams baritone (Organ-grinder/Gardener)

SIR EDWARD ELGAR

premiere recording

Suite from 'The Starlight Express'

44:57
Arranged by Sir Andrew Davis
60.
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1. Song (Organ-grinder) 'To the Children'. Allegro non troppo - Moderato - Tempo I -
6:16
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14. Andantino
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15. Song (Organ-grinder) 'The Blue-eyed Fairy'. Allegro
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18. Song (organ-grinder) 'The sun has gone'. Allegretto - Lento - Allegro - Allargando
4:51
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19. Andantino
2:04
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21. Lento
0:29
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22. Allegro
0:23
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26. Song (Laugher) 'I'm ev'rywhere'. Presto
0:45
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29. Song (Organ-grinder) 'Wake up, you little Night Winds!' Allegro non troppo
1:20
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30. Dance of the Winds. Moderato - Lento - Brillante - Lento
2:23
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32. Lento
0:50
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Peter Thomas violin
71.
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33. Sun Dance. Presto
2:34
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35. Andante -
1:14
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36. Allegretto
1:05
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38. Song (Laugher) 'O, Stars Shine Brightly'. Allegro moderato - Andante
3:20
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Peter Thomas violin
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41. Song (Laugher) 'Dawn Song'. Allegro
1:04
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42. Song (Organ-grinder) 'My old tunes'. Allegro - [Più lento] - Poco più lento - Tempo I - [Più lento]
4:02
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43. Song (Jane Anne) 'Dandelions, Daffodils'. [ ]
0:55
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49. Moderato - Animato - Moderato -
2:04
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50. Finale. Duet (Laugher and Organ-grinder) 'Hearts must be soft-shiny dressed'. [ ] - L'istesso tempo -
2:46
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['The First nowell'.] Grandioso
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Total time: 137:15
Solo: Elin Manahan Thomas soprano (Laugher/Jane Anne)
Solo: Roderick Williams baritone (Organ-grinder/Gardener)
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
28-31 May 2012 (musical numbers)
3 August 2012 (spoken narrative)

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