Edward Elgar: The Starlight Express

Sir Edward Elgar: The Starlight Express

Συνθέτης: Edward Elgar
Έργα: The Starlight Express, Op. 78 , Suite from ‘The Starlight Express’
Συνθέτης: Clive Carey
Έργα: Three Songs from ‘The Starlight Express’
Συντελεστές: Peter Thomas violin , Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) (Laugher/Jane Anne), Roderick Williams (baritone) (Organ-grinder/Gardener), Simon Callow (narrator)
Ορχήστρα: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Μαέστρος: Andrew Davis
Εταιρία: Chandos
(2 CD)
Τιμή: €24.00

 


Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

COMPACT DISC ONE

premiere recording in this version

The Starlight Express, Op. 78 86:03
Incidental Music

Act I 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

Act II 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
58:03

COMPACT DISC TWO

Act III 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
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) (Laugher/Jane Anne)
Roderick Williams (baritone) (Organ-grinder/Gardener)
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
Roderick Williams baritone (Organ-grinder/Gardener)

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
Elin Manahan Thomas soprano (Laugher/Jane Anne)
Roderick Williams baritone (Organ-grinder/Gardener)
80:05

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Andrew Davis

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