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Elgar: The Starlight Express - David Watkin (cello); Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano); Peter Thomas (violin); Roderick Williams (baritone); Simon Callow;...
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  1. The Starlight Express, incidental music, Op. 78
  2. Songs (3) from "The Starlight Express", for voice & orchestra
  3. The Starlight Express, suite for 2 voices & orchestra (arranged by Andrew Davis)
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What you're getting here takes a little explanation. The Starlight Express started life as a novel for young people by Algernon Blackwood, A Prisoner in Fairyland, a story of a group of children who collect stardust and carry on a secret existence apart from the adult world. It is not unlike Peter Pan in its general outlines, but from the evidence here it is not nearly as elegantly done. Blackwood's novel was made into a play by one Violet Pearn, and Elgar, in 1915, was asked to write incidental music and songs for this ...

Elgar: The Starlight Express 2012, Chandos

UPC: 095115511121