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by JAMES ELROY FLECKER with the music of FREDERICK DELIUS with Joss Ackland , Leslie French
Rachel Gurney , Robert Hardy Carleton Hobbs
Elizabeth Morgan Stephen Murray Norman Shelley and BBC SINGERS trained by KERRY WOODWARD BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA leader COLIN STAVELEY conducted by RAE JENKINS
TERRY SCULLY and STEPHEN THORNE The ' Serenade ' is sung by GARETH ROBERTS (tenor), with the ' Persian Lute ' played by HUGO D'ALTON
Programme arranged for stereo and produced by RAYMOND RAIKES


Unknown: James Elroy Flecker
Unknown: Frederick Delius
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Rachel Gurney
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Elizabeth Morgan
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Kerry Woodward
Leader: Colin Staveley
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins
Played By: Diana Bishop
Played By: Fraser Kerr
Played By: Diana Olsson
Played By: Sion Probert
Played By: Terry Scully
Played By: Stephen Thorne
Tenor: Gareth Roberts
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Ishak, the Poet: Robert Hardy
Hassan, a Confectioner: Norman Shelley
Selim, his friend: Leslie French
Porter of Yasmin's house: Anthony Hall
Yasmin: Elizabeth Morgan
The Caliph Haroun ar Raschid: Joss Ackland
Jafar, his Vizier: Carleton Hobbs
Masrur, his Executioner: Frank Cousins
Rafi, King of the Beggars: Stephen Murray
The Chief Beggar: Roger Heath (baritone)
Herald: William Sleigh
Pervaneh: Rachel Gurney
A Muezzin: Leslie Fry (tenor)
The Fountain Ghost: Vernon Joyner
Master of the Caravan: Neville Jason

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