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Elgar: The Starlight Express

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CHSA 5111
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Elgar: The Starlight Express
Release Date: November 2012
Originally recorded in 2012
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Orchestral & Concertos

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SIR EDWARD ELGAR

(1857-1934)
COMPACT DISC ONE
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
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
Total time: 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
Total time: 58:03
COMPACT DISC TWO
Total time: 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
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
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
Solo: Roderick Williams baritone (Organ-grinder/Gardener)

SIR 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
Solo: Elin Manahan Thomas soprano (Laugher/Jane Anne)
Solo: Roderick Williams baritone (Organ-grinder/Gardener)
Total time: 80:05
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
28-31 May 2012 (musical numbers)
3 August 2012 (spoken narrative)




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