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Baboushka

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A Musical Fable for Christmas by DONALD SWANN (music) and ARTHUR SCHOLEY (libretto)
The legend of Baboushka is found in many places and in varying forms. It tells of a lady who gives hospitality to the Three Kings as they pass through her village on the way to Bethlehem ... starring
Children and members of the FINCHLEY CHILDREN'S MUSIC GROUP chorus-master JOHN ANDREWES Grown-ups
THE AMBROSIAN SINGERS with PETER BAMBER , ALAN BYERS
HILLIE HUTCHINS , JEAN TEMPERLEY NIGEL WAUGH and PAT WHITMORE
Associate conductor
JOHN MCCARTHY and with Donald Swann as himself The best thing of its kind since Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors.
(BIRMINGHAM POST)
Highly imaginative ... it couldn't have been more appropriate.
(EVENING STANDARD)
Orchestrator and musical director
ALEXANDER FARIS
Designer KENNETH SHARP
Producer KENNETH CORDEN

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Chorus-Master: John Andrewes
Unknown: Peter Bamber
Unknown: Alan Byers
Unknown: Hillie Hutchins
Unknown: Jean Temperley
Unknown: Nigel Waugh
Unknown: Pat Whitmore
Conductor: John McCarthy
Unknown: Donald Swann
Director: Alexander Faris
Designer: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Baboushka: Eira Heath
Balthazar: David King Lassman
Caspar: Colin Huehns
Melchior: Simon Buchan
Angel: Julie Cronshaw

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