EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
   
  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
  Act III 28:47      
46 42 Song (Organ-grinder) 'My old tunes'. Allegro - [Più lento] - Poco più lento - Tempo I - [Più lento] 4:14
  Scene 1  
47 43 Song (Jane Anne) 'Dandelions, Daffodils'. [ ] 1:15
48 44 [ ] 1:11
49 45 Lento - Più mosso - Più lento - Più lento - 1:09
50 46A [ ] 0:34
51 46B Tempo di valse 3:34
  Scene 2  
52 47 Lento - Allegro - Poco sostenuto - Moderato e grazioso - Moderato - Moderato - 7:45
  David Watkin cello  
53 48 Andante - Allegretto 2:37
54 49 Moderato - Animato - Moderato - 2:08
55 50 Finale. Duet (Laugher and Organ-grinder) 'Hearts must be soft-shiny dressed'. [ ] - L'istesso tempo - 2:44
56 ['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  
57 I The Organ-grinder's Song. Andante comodo 3:07
58 II The Dustman's Song. Tranquillo e misterioso 1:39
59 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  
60 1 1. Song (Organ-grinder) 'To the Children'. Allegro non troppo - Moderato - Tempo I - 6:16
61 2 14. Andantino 1:33
62 3 15. Song (Organ-grinder) 'The Blue-eyed Fairy'. Allegro 3:16
63 4 18. Song (organ-grinder) 'The sun has gone'. Allegretto - Lento - Allegro - Allargando 4:51
64 5 19. Andantino 2:04
65 6 21. Lento 0:29
66 7 22. Allegro 0:23
67 8 26. Song (Laugher) 'I'm ev'rywhere'. Presto 0:45
68 9 29. Song (Organ-grinder) 'Wake up, you little Night Winds!' Allegro non troppo 1:20
69 10 30. Dance of the Winds. Moderato - Lento - Brillante - Lento 2:23
70 11 32. Lento 0:50
  Peter Thomas violin  
71 12 33. Sun Dance. Presto 2:34
72 13 35. Andante - 1:14
73 14 36. Allegretto 1:05
74 15 38. Song (Laugher) 'O, Stars Shine Brightly'. Allegro moderato - Andante 3:20
  Peter Thomas violin  
75 16 41. Song (Laugher) 'Dawn Song'. Allegro 1:04
76 17 42. Song (Organ-grinder) 'My old tunes'. Allegro - [Più lento] - Poco più lento - Tempo I - [Più lento] 4:02
77 18 43. Song (Jane Anne) 'Dandelions, Daffodils'. [ ] 0:55
78 19 49. Moderato - Animato - Moderato - 2:04
79 20 50. Finale. Duet (Laugher and Organ-grinder) 'Hearts must be soft-shiny dressed'. [ ] - L'istesso tempo - 2:46
80 ['The First nowell'.] Grandioso 1:34
 Elin Manahan Thomas soprano (Laugher/Jane Anne)
 Roderick Williams baritone (Organ-grinder/Gardener)
 Sir Andrew Davis
  28-31 May 2012 (musical numbers)  
  3 August 2012 (spoken narrative)