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A Fairy FantasyMusic & Verse of Fairyland'Over hill over dale, through bush, through briar
' An atmospheric album of favourite poetry and music on the theme of fairies, including famous music by Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Purcell, and poetry from Shakespeare and Herrick, read by Margaret Howard. Children will love it, but so will the grown-ups!1 The Dance of Puck Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Martin Souter2 The Little Land from A Child's Garden of Verses and Underwoods Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)3 Starlight Waltz Three-disc symphonium4 Over hill over dale William Shakespeare (1564-1616)5 Fairy Dance from The Faerie Queene Henry Purcell (1659-1695)6 If you see a fairy ring Anonymous7 Greensleeves Anonymous/Folger Dowland Lute Book Lynda Sayce & Matthew Spring8 Oberon's Feast Robert Herrick (1591-1674)9 Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Bamberg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christian Rainer10 I know a bank William Shakespeare11 Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream Felix Mendelssohn The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Don Jackson12 Fairy Bread - Come up here, O dusty feet! Robert Louis Stevenson13 The Serenade of the Doll Claude Debussy Martin Souter14 My Fairy Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)15 Nocturne from La Boutique Fantasque Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)/Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Don Jackson16 True Thomas AnonymousFrom The Nutcracker Op 71 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)17 Waltz of the Snowflakes18 Le chocolat (Spanish Dance)19 La Café (Arabian Dance)20 Le Thé (Chinese Dance21 Trepak (Russian Dance)22 Dance of the Merlitons23 Mother Gigogne and the Clowns24 Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Don Jackson25 You spotted snakes William Shakespeare26 Dance Tune from Hansel & Gretel Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921) Regina disc playerPoetry read by Margaret HowardOver 1 hour playing timeCover image: The Elfin Piper Rene Cloke (1904-1995) Private Collection/www.bridgeman.co.uk/Chris BeetlesP & C 2005 Classical Communications LtdMade in Great BritainCCL CDG1113Inside book:A Fairy FantasyMusic & Verse of FairylandWHEN at home alone I sitAnd am very tired of it,I have just to shut my eyesTo go sailing through the skies-To go sailing far awayTo the pleasant Land of Play;To the fairy-land afarWhere the Little People are;Where the clover-tops are trees,And the rain-pools are the seas,And the leaves like little shipsSail about on tiny trips;And above the daisy treeThrough the grasses,High o'erhead the Bumble BeeHums and passes.In that forest to and froI can wander, I can go;See the spider and the fly,And the ants go marching byCarrying parcels with their feetDown the green and grassy street.I can in the sorrel sitWhere the ladybird alit.I can climb the jointed grassAnd on highSee the greater swallows passIn the sky,And the round sun rolling byHeeding no such things as I.Through that forest I can passTill, as in a looking-glass,Humming fly and daisy treeAnd my tiny self I see,Painted very clear and neatOn the rain-pool at my feet.Should a leaflet come to landDrifting near to where I stand,Straight I'll board that tiny boatRound the rain-pool sea to float.Little thoughtful creatures sitOn the grassy coasts of it;Little things with lovely eyesSee me sailing with surprise.Some are clad in armour green-(These have sure to battle been!)-Some are pied with ev'ry hue,Black and crimson, gold and blue;Some have wings and swift are gone;-But they all look kindly on.When my eyes I once againOpen, and see all things plain:High bare walls, great bare floor;Great big knobs on drawer and door;Great big people perched on chairs,Stitching tucks and mending tears,Each a hill that I could climb,And talking nonsense all the time-O dear me,That I could beA sailor on the rain-pool sea,A climber in the clover tree,And just come back, a sleepy-head,Late at night to go to bed.The Little Land from A Child's Garden of Verses and Underwoods 1913 Robert Louis Stevenson
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