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Elgar: The Starlight Express

Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone) & Simon Callow (narrator)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

While the lyrics tend to the arch or winsome, most of the music is vintage light Elgar, and beautifully performed...This is a very valuable addition to the Elgar discography. More…
  • Presto Recording of the Week
    5th November 2012

2 SACDs

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Contents

Elgar: Starlight Express, Op. 78

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  • Peter Thomas (violin), Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), Simon Callow (narrator), David Watkin (cello), Roderick Williams (baritone)
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Sir Andrew Davis

Act I Scene 1: To the Children

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Act I Scene 1: In the village of Bourcelles in the Swiss …

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Act I Scene 1: Just then a lamplighter …

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Act I Scene 1: At that time, Henry had told him about the old railway …

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Act I Scene 1: … the mother of them all

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Act I Scene 1: Oh! But I'm forgetting the most important one of all.

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Act I Scene 1: They were always eager to hear his poetry

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Act I Scene 1: And suddenly a new, enormous thing stirred in their father's heart

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Act I Scene 1: As though on cue

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Act I Scene 1: To the Children: That's odd, said Mother

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Act I Scene 1: … gold and had put it on for warmth against the cool evening air

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Act I Scene 1: Before them stood an extremely dishevelled figure holding a suitcase

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Act I Scene 1: As Daddy took charge of the luggage

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Act I Scene 1: We want to tell you something

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Act I Scene 1: All the rules I swear to keep

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Act I Scene 1: Are you sure you have everything you need?

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Act II Scene 1: The Blue-eyed Fairy

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Act II Scene 1: They found a clearing with the open sky above them

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Act II Scene 1: Henry explained that the Pleiades had been attendants upon Artemis …

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Act II Scene 1: The Sun has Gone

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Act II Scene 1: The Sun has Gone: Now, cats are curious creatures, and Riquette was no exception

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Act II Scene 1: Turning towards the open window …

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Act II Scene 1: At length Jinny came out of the cave and came over to them

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Act II Scene 1: Then there's Madame Jequier and dear Miss Waghorn

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Act II Scene 1: Could it be?

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Act II Scene 1: And with that the first passenger hurried by them

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Act II Scene 1: The Sweep

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Act II Scene 1: Then a fantastic, light, twirling creature …

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Act II Scene 1: I'm ev'rywhere

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Act II Scene 1: And the shabby Tramp, playing his barrel organ

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Act II Scene 1: Well, let's see now

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Act II Scene 1: Wake up, you little Night Winds

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Act II Scene 1: Dance of the Winds

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Act II Scene 1: But where's Cousin Henry?

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Act II Scene 1: I'm ev'rywhere: Ah! Anyone gazing skywards at that moment …

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Act II Scene 1: Sun Dance

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Act II Scene 2: Madame Jequier's constant anxiety …

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Act II Scene 2: Dandelions, Daffodils

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Act II Scene 2: In her attic chamber above

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Act II Scene 2: Henry turned to the children

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Act II Scene 3: At the Citadelle

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Act II Scene 3: O, stars shine brightly

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Act II Scene 3: The Sprites had almost finished their task

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Act II Scene 3: The Sprites flitted out, back to the Starlight Express

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Act II Scene 3: Dawn Song

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Act III Scene 1: My Old Tunes

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Act III Scene 1: Dandelions, Daffodils

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Act III Scene 1: Miss Waghorn, whose confusion of mind …

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Act III Scene 1: My main idea is this …

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Act III Scene 1: Then Mother spoke …

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Act III Scene 1: A few days later Henry left to return to London

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Act III Scene 2: It was late evening on the day of his arrival

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Act III Scene 2: And suddenly he remembered an extraordinary conversation …

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Act III Scene 2: All three children, perhaps sent back from their nocturnal enterprises …

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Act III Scene 2: Sympathy - Hearts must be soft-shiny dressed'

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Act III Scene 2: Jinny said, with her characteristic gravity …

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Carey, C: 3 Songs from The Starlight Express (arr. A. Davis)

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  • Roderick Williams (baritone)
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Sir Andrew Davis

No. 1. The Organ-grinder's Song

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No. 2. The Dustman's Song

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No. 3. The Gardener's Song

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Elgar: Starlight Express Suite, Op. 78

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  • Roderick Williams (baritone), Peter Thomas (violin), Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Sir Andrew Davis

I. To the Children

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II. Andantino

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III. The Blue-eyed Fairy

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IV. The sun has gone

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V. Andantino

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VI. Lento

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VII. Allegro

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VIII. I'm ev'rywhere

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IX. Wake up, you little Night Winds

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X. Dance of the Winds

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XI. Lento

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XII. Sun Dance

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XIII. Andante

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XIV. Allegretto

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XV. O, Stars Shine Brightly

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XVI. Dawn Song

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XVII. My Old Tunes

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XVIII. Dandelions, Daffodils

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XIX. Moderato

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XX. Hearts must be soft-shiny dressed

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XXI. Grandioso

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