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Elgar: The Starlight Express - Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Andrew Davis

CHSA 5111(2) (2 discs)

DSD
Multichannel 5.0 / Stereo
NEW RELEASE

Playing time: 58'03"/80'05" - TT 138'08"
Tracks: 45 + 35
Booklet pages: 68
© 2012 Chandos Records Ltd
Sent to a reviewer on 22 November 2012

Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano (Laugher / Jane Anne)
Roderick Williams, baritone (Organ-grinder / Gardener)
Simon Callow, narrator
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Peter Thomas, leader
Andrew Davis, conductor

Edward Elgar (1857-1934):

The Starlight Express, Op 78
Incidental music

CD1

Act I
1 Song (Organ-grinder) 'To the Children'. Allegro non troppo - Moderato - Tempo I - Più mosso - Moderato - Tempo 1 - Allegretto - Tempo 1 - Allegretto - Moderato

Scene 1
2 In the village of Bourcelles ...' [Moderato]
3 Allegretto
4 Lento
5 [ ]
6 Allegretto
7 Moderato - Molto animato - Allegro - A tempo allegro
8 Lento
9 Allegretto
10 Allegro
11 [ ]
Peter Thomas, violin
12 Allegro molto
13 Lento
14 [Andante]
15 [Andante]
16 Andantino

Act II
17 Song (Organ-grinder) 'The Blue-eyed Fairy'. Allegro

Scene 1
18 Allegro non troppo
19 Moderato - Lento - Allegro - Lento - Più lento -
20 Song (Organ-grinder) 'The sun has gone'. Allegretto - Lento - Allegro - Allargando
21 Andantino
22 Lento - Quasi recitative - Lento
Peter Thomas, violin
23 Allegro
Peter Thomas, violin
24 Lento
25 Allegro
26 Allegro molto
27 [ ]
28 [ ]
29 Song (Laugher) 'I'm ev'rywhere'. Presto
30 Allegro
31 [ ]
32 Song (Organ-grinder) 'Wake up, you little Night Winds!' Allegro non troppo
33 Dance of the Winds. Moderato - Lento - Brillante - Lento
34 Moderato
35 Lento
Peter Thomas, violin
36 Sun dance. Presto

Scene 2
37 Adagio
Peter Thomas, violin
38 Song (Gardener) 'Dandelions, Daffodils' [ ]
39 Andante -
40 Allegretto

Scene 3
41 Più lento
David Watkin, cello
42 Song (Laugher) 'O Stars Shine Brightly'. Allegro moderato - Andante
Peter Thomas, violin
43 Adagio -
Peter Thomas, violin
44 Allegro
45 Song (Laugher) 'Dawn Song'. Allegro

CD2

Act III

1 Song (Organ-grinder) 'My old tunes'. Allegro - [Più lento] - Poco più lento - Tempo I - [Più lento]

Scene 1
2 Song (Jane Anne) 'Dandelions, Daffodills' [ ]
3 [ ]
4 Lento - Più mosso - Più lento - Più lento -
5 [ ] -
6 Tempo di valse

Scene 2
7 Lento - Allegro - Poco sostenuto - Moderato e grazioso - Moderato - Moderato - Moderato - Allegretto -
David Watkin, cello
8 Andante - Allegretto
9 Moderato - Animato - Moderato -
10 Finale. Duet (Laugher and Organ-grinder) 'Hearts must be soft-shiny dressed'. [ ] - L'istesso tempo -
11 [The First Nowell] Grandioso

Clive Carey (1883-1968), orchestrated by Andrew Davis:

Three Songs from 'The Starlight Express' (first recording)
12 The Organ-grinder's Song. Andante comodo
13 The Dustman's Song. Tranquillo e misterioso
14 The Gardener's Song.Allegretto fantastico

Edward Elgar, arranged by Andrew Davis:

Suite from 'The Starlight Express'
15 Song (Organ-grinder) 'To the Children'. Allegro non troppo - Moderato - Tempo I - Più mosso - Moderato - Tempo 1 - Allegretto - Tempo 1 - Allegretto - Moderato
16 Andantino
17 Song (Organ-grinder) 'The Blue-eyed Fairy'. Allegro
18 Song (Organ-grinder) 'The sun has gone'. Allegretto - Lento - Allegro - Allargando
19 Andantino
20 Lento
21 Allegro
22 Song (Laugher) 'I'm ev'rywhere'. Presto
23 Song (Organ-grinder) 'Wake up, you little Night Winds!' Allegro non troppo
24 Dance of the Winds. Moderato - Lento - Brillante - Lento
25 Lento
Peter Thomas, violin
26 Sun Dance. Presto
27 Andante -
28 Allegretto
29 Song (Laugher) 'O Stars Shine Brightly'. Allegro moderato - Andante
Peter Thomas, violin
30 Song (Laugher) Dawn Song. Allegro
31 Song (Organ-grinder) 'My old tunes'. Allegro - [Più lento] - Poco più lento - Tempo I - [Più lento]
32 Song (Jane Anne) 'Dandelions, Daffodills' [ ]
33 Moderato - Animato - Moderato -
34 Finale. Duet (Laugher and Organ-grinder) 'Hearts must be soft-shiny dressed'. [ ] - L'istesso tempo -
35 [The First Nowell] Grandioso

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