STEPHEN MCNEFF (b. 1951)
   
  Four Tales from Beatrix Potter™  
  Adapted by Adrian Mitchell  
  Orchestral Suites by Stephen McNeff  
   
  premiere recordings  
   
 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck† 18:30  
1 Overture 0:35
2 'Once upon a time. . .' 0:53
3 'Yes, I'll start with a duck story.' 1:41
4 'Mrs Rebeccah Puddle-Duck hurried up.' 1:30
5 ''But I'm not used to flying.'' 3:12
6 'Jemima landed clumsily. . .' 2:22
7 'Jemima Puddle-Duck came every afternoon. . .' 2:29
8 ''Before you begin sitting on your eggs. . .'' 2:15
9 ''Come into the house. . .'' 2:35
10 'Pit pat paddle pat!' 0:59
   
 The Tale of Peter Rabbit† 17:58  
11 Overture 0:35
12 'Once upon a time' 1:42
13 'Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail. . .' 1:26
14 'Let us have a lettuce' 1:17
15 'I loves all the animals' 3:35
16 'Mr McGregor jumped up. . .' 0:52
17 'Peter gave himself up for lost. . .' 2:20
18 'Presently he came to a pond. . .' 2:18
19 '''Listen'', said Peter. . .' 1:51
20 'The green little berries' 2:02
   
 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin‡ 20:11  
21 Overture 0:46
22 'My story is about squirrels.' 1:42
23 'The squirrels all lived in a wood. . .' 3:10
24 'It was autumn. . .'* 3:15
25 'They also took with them. . .' 1:10
26 'The squirrels filled their little sacks. . .' 0:40
27 'But Nutkin, who had no respect. . .' 0:57
28 'On the third day. . .' 0:33
29 ''Oh, I've brought a present!. . .'' 0:41
30 'On the fourth day. . .' 0:46
31 '''I take no interest in riddles''. . .' 1:23
32 'On the sixth day. . .' 2:00
33 'But Nutkin was in his waistcoat pocket!' 1:12
34 'I'm a red squirrel' 1:55
   
 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers‡ 18:38  
35 Overture - 'Rollaway thin' 1:32
36 'Once upon a time. . .' 1:19
37 'Mrs Tabitha went up and down. . .' 1:31
38 'We won't let you catch us Mama!' 0:22
39 'Just at that moment. . .' 2:14
40 'The two cats ran to look at the dough pan.' 1:52
41 'Tom kitten did not want. . .' 2:02
42 'Tom squeezed and squeezed. . .' 1:12
43 'Anna Maria rushed upon Tom Kitten. . .' 0:41
44 'Roly-poly pudding I sing' 2:47
45 ''Samuel! What's that?'' 1:40
46 'The dumpling had to be peeled off. . .' 1:27
 Imelda Staunton narrator
 Clark Rundell
  25 June 1002 (The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck and The Tale of Peter Rabbit)  
  25 & 27 January 2005 (The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin and The Tale of Samuel Whiskers)  
  16 March 2005 (narration)