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Music & 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 music by Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Purcell, and poetry from Shakespeare, Herrick and Keats. Children will love it but so will the grown-ups!

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A Fairy Fantasy
Music & 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 Souter
2 The Little Land from A Child's Garden of Verses and Underwoods Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
3 Starlight Waltz
Three-disc symphonium
4 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 Anonymous
7 Greensleeves Anonymous/Folger Dowland Lute Book
Lynda Sayce & Matthew Spring
8 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 Rainer
10 I know a bank William Shakespeare
11 Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream Felix Mendelssohn
The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Don Jackson
12 Fairy Bread - Come up here, O dusty feet! Robert Louis Stevenson
13 The Serenade of the Doll Claude Debussy
Martin Souter
14 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 Jackson
16 True Thomas Anonymous
From The Nutcracker Op 71 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
17 Waltz of the Snowflakes
18 Le chocolat (Spanish Dance)
19 La Café (Arabian Dance)
20 Le Thé (Chinese Dance
21 Trepak (Russian Dance)
22 Dance of the Merlitons
23 Mother Gigogne and the Clowns
24 Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Don Jackson
25 You spotted snakes William Shakespeare
26 Dance Tune from Hansel & Gretel Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)
Regina disc player

Poetry read by Margaret Howard

Over 1 hour playing time
Cover image: The Elfin Piper Rene Cloke (1904-1995) Private Collection/www.bridgeman.co.uk/Chris Beetles
P & C 2005 Classical Communications Ltd
Made in Great Britain
CCL CDG1113

Inside book:

A Fairy Fantasy
Music & Verse of Fairyland



WHEN at home alone I sit
And am very tired of it,
I have just to shut my eyes
To go sailing through the skies-
To go sailing far away
To the pleasant Land of Play;
To the fairy-land afar
Where the Little People are;
Where the clover-tops are trees,
And the rain-pools are the seas,
And the leaves like little ships
Sail about on tiny trips;
And above the daisy tree
Through the grasses,
High o'erhead the Bumble Bee
Hums and passes.

In that forest to and fro
I can wander, I can go;
See the spider and the fly,
And the ants go marching by
Carrying parcels with their feet
Down the green and grassy street.
I can in the sorrel sit
Where the ladybird alit.
I can climb the jointed grass
And on high
See the greater swallows pass
In the sky,
And the round sun rolling by
Heeding no such things as I.

Through that forest I can pass
Till, as in a looking-glass,
Humming fly and daisy tree
And my tiny self I see,
Painted very clear and neat
On the rain-pool at my feet.
Should a leaflet come to land
Drifting near to where I stand,
Straight I'll board that tiny boat
Round the rain-pool sea to float.
Little thoughtful creatures sit
On the grassy coasts of it;
Little things with lovely eyes
See 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 again
Open, 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 be
A 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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