stars shine brightly! . Wikis are group projects, so please jump in!     Love, Laughter, Courage, Hope, and all the. . The Starlight Express, a 1915 play by Violet Pearn and Algernon Blackwood with music by Edward Elgar Disambiguation page providing links to topics that could be referred to by the same search term This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Starlight Express . The tide of stars is setting all one way,     Thick Mother of the Sprites - . ( - – dust, With your softest, sweetest, . ( rain, with your softest, sweetest best ) The Starlight Express is a vehicle in the Jem animated series. Plan it, seed it. The Starlight Beacon,4 also known as the Starlight Station,9 was a space station constructed during the High Republic Era, built in the Outer Rim Territories.         With joy and trust - Go, sweep her to'ards the Cave, and break her trance: ( Dust, that comes from very ) .         As that night in leafy June, The cure is stardust – which is sympathy. O children, I pray you speak low to me,     Let me sleep a moment – and then awake 1 Generic Song List; 2 Songs by Production.         Is somewhere thin! Add any missing pages, add information for each production, each character, your favourite actors. Blackwood objected to "this murder of my simple little Play ... Arts & Crafts pretentious rubbish stitched onto your music by a silly crank who has never read the play". Millions want it.         Free from ev'ry earthly care, On 9 November 1915, Sir Edward Elgar was invited by Robin Legge, music critic of The Daily Telegraph, to write the music for a children's fantasy play to be produced at the Kingsway Theatre that Christmas.     She always blows the strongest: . But the bigger children gave the piece a good welcome and called and acclaimed the shrinking author. The curtain closes for the Entr’acte which is the "Blue-Eyes Fairy" Waltz, and this is followed by the "Dance of the Pleiades". . Jane Anne and Cousin Henry (Organ Grinder): JA ( rest – - – - – -. Dandelions, daffodils, The exterior of the Starlight Express as seen in the Wingeria pack of Papa Louie Pals. This page was last edited on 10 February 2020, at 16:52. There is incidental music but there are no songs in this act, which has only one scene. In the show, it is performed by Rusty, the show's protagonist. The introduction includes a violin and harp duet, and the "Little Bells" music from "The Wand of Youth". It was first produced in 1984 in London's West End and has been produced all over the world since then – it's been running in Germany for 30 years and counting! The jolly spontaneity of RONALD HAMMOND as young Bimbo was a pleasant thing, and ELSIE HALL, concealing less successfully her careful training in the part, prettily co-operated as his sister Monkey.         "Children, come, it's time for bed" Wake up, you little Night Winds :     When a Voice disturbed the Lancers: Take your seats for the world championship railroad race.     You will suddenly find that you're young again,     As nightly they have called these million years; Elgar negotiated with The Gramophone Company, and on 18 February 1916, the music was recorded on eight sides, with the songs performed by Agnes Nicholls and Charles Mott. Japanese. . .) Before the song, he has been told by the old steam engine Poppa of a magical locomotive, named the Starlight Express, who will aid him in need. ( For the rising of the star.) .         Nor how many tons you weigh Our real continuous life is spiritual. The producer was to be Basil Dean: but since he had been called up for army service in France, he was replaced by the actress Lena Ashwell. The Sprites descend from the Starlight Express: they are the Organ Grinder, the Sweep who sweeps worries away, the Dustman with the stardust of sympathy, the Lamplighter who lights up hope (and the stars), the Head Gardener who makes things grow, the Tramp with instinctive simplicity, and the 'Laugher' who sings troubles into joy. The play was The Starlight Express, an adaptation of a novel by Algernon Blackwood called A Prisoner in Fairyland, by Blackwood and Violet Pearn. Organ Grinder: "My Old Tunes" – "My old tunes are rather broken", 10.         And they laugh all my fancies to scorn, AC/DC is Electra the Electric Engine's show-stopping introduction number. . . Starlight Express ist ein Musical mit der Musik von Andrew Lloyd Webber und Texten von Richard Stilgoe. . Starlight Express is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music), Richard Stilgoe (lyrics) and Arlene Phillips (choreography), with revisions by Don Black (lyrics, 'Next Time You Fall in Love'), David Yazbek (music and lyrics for the 2nd US tour) and Alistair Lloyd Webber & Nick Coler (composer and lyricist respectively, 'I Do' added for the 2nd UK tour). Or will it be steam?     For my tunes are ne'er forgotten, " Starlight Express " is the 'showstopper' number from the musical Starlight Express. While the busy Pleiades, Starlight Express •         A golden flower, They are toy trains. She was raised by foster parents and attended several superhero pageants as a child. The Starlight Express: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project, Julius Harrison (1885–1863), composer and conductor, Juliette Mylo was a French actress and playwright, with successful adaptations of popular plays at the, International Music Score Library Project, The Starlight Express, Op. MR OWEN ROUGHWOOD gave you a sense of his belief in the efficacy of stardust. The curtain falls at the end of the scene. In April 1991 Starlight Express became the second longest running musical in London theatre history at that time.     And on strips of windy weather bring the Day! . You have to get out into the cave where the starlight is stored, gather it – with the help of the Organ Grinder, who loves all children and sings his cheery way to the stars; and the Gardener who makes good things grow and picks up all the weeds; and the Lamplighter who lights up heads and hearts and stars impartially; and the Sweep, who sweeps away all blacks and blues over the edge of the world; and the Dustman, with his sack of Dream Dust that is Star Dust (or isn't it?) . But my tunes are still entrancing B. CLARENCE'S clever sympathetic hands. They'll listen to my song         Head Gardener too,         Flutters to their happy feet; Matilda • There is also a production in Bochum Germany which has been running for over 25 years and has been seen by an incredible fifteen million people. Look Here! .) 13. Whistle her dreams of straw across the sky "Starlight Express in the theatre runs to about two hours twenty minutes. The premiere was to have been the conducted by the composer, but because Lady Elgar had suffered concussion a few days before as the result of a traffic accident, he stayed at home with her, and the conductor was the young Julius Harrison.         A golden flower, He begs Rusty to take his place. Lighting and setting were admirably contrived; and the grouping of the little prologue scenes, where that kindly handsome giant of an organ-grinder (MR. CHARLES MOTT), with the superbly cut corduroys, sang so tunefully to as sweet a flock of little maids as one would wish to see, was particularly effective. She would like to thank her Mum and Dranma for encouraging her to persue her dream. The Organ-Grinder sings the Curfew Song. The Starlight Express is a children's play by Violet Pearn,[1] based on the imaginative novel A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood, with songs and incidental music written by the English composer Sir Edward Elgar in 1915. The Starlight Express is a children's play by Violet Pearn, based on the imaginative novel A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood, with songs and incidental music written by the English composer Sir Edward Elgar in 1915. Laugh a little ev'ry day Starlight Express. She was, I think, responsible more than any other for getting some of the mystery of the authentic Blackwood craft across to the audience.         And understand Oh!     Even a Haystack's elephantine dance The final scene is the Pine forest by night, before the Star Cave. My old tunes are rather broken On 6 December the two chosen singers, the Australian-born soprano Clytie Hine and baritone Charles Mott,[4] rehearsed with Elgar. Later productions have used additional songs with lyrics by Don Black, David Yazbek, Nick Coler and Lauren Aquilina, and with music by the composer’s son, Alastair Lloyd Webber.. Famously, the actors perform the entire show on roller skates.. . Both Blackwood and Elgar had expressed misgivings about the design, and Blackwood had considered using his right to object and get a new artist. She has the ability to emit blinding light from her hands and also the ability to fly. Starlight Express is a 1984 British musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. The Dustman scatters the finest dust on the ancient Miss Waghorn, who rests from the search for her brother. In the comic series, she is known by her superhero alias, Starlight. Your opinion is as good as anyone else's, so don't be precious about your words! Madame Jequier rejoices because Cousin Henry has secretly paid all the debts of her pension. . . ) Later that year the three Organ Grinder's Songs were published by Elkin, with a piano accompaniment arranged by Julius Harrison. that sings away the half     Sisters to the Hyades, The curtain rises during the Entr’acte music.     That deep tremendous thunder The curtain rises. Starlight Express is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. Edit source History Talk (0) Comments Share.     Ha-ha! ( best – - – .     Ah! . ) Now I am a Constellation, The scene is brightened by the entrance of the Sprites, and the humans enter. Rather lost its way! Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat.         Has need of You!     Each mounted, each mounted on a star's reflected ray. But he so evidently has something to say, and the saying is so gallantly attempted, that he must emphatically be credited with something done – something well done really. .         The time draws near; Sweep and Laugher danced together, Starlight Express. Organ Grinder: "The Blue-Eyes Fairy" – "There's a fairy that hides", 3. Groundhog Day • . The Lamplighter exits to tend "the fires that are going out round the world.". The Starlight Sequence is a showstopper from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express.It is performed by Rusty, a young, naive Steam Locomotive and the Starlight Express, a magical Steam Locomotive that comes at midnight to help Steam Locomotives in need.         It's the spell of her own sweet weaving. Georgia says that being part of Starlight Express has been an amazing and unforgettable introduction into the world of professional musical theatre and considers herself privileged to have worked with such an inspirational cast and crew. The song peaked at number 13 on the UK Singles Chart. The song is part of the 1996 album Favourites. All are welcome, but don't confuse them! Go to these sites for info or for help with your own wiki! Faced with an increased cost of living due to their disability, her parents were forced to give up custody of Annie to Vought. Laugher: – "Laugh a little ev'ry day", 11. Daddy enters, speaking through the "Starlight" music:.mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}. Just beyond the Haystack's shadow, Laugher (Soprano): "The Laugher's Song" – "I'm ev'rywhere", 5.         The North Wind too, .         Of a long-forgotten day; Who plays in its outer courts? Soprano (Jane Anne's song): "Dawn Song". SIR EDWARD ELGAR wove a delightfully patterned music of mysterious import through the queer tangle of the scenes and gave us an atmosphere loaded with the finest stardust.         And they come from far away, In plainer words he wants to present you with a cure for "wumbledness": people who look at the black side of things, who think chiefly of themselves – those are the wumbled. Jane Anne (Soprano): "Sunrise Song" (or "Dawn Song") – "We shall meet the morning spiders", 8.     Goldenrods and Marigolds,         Of the children who treat her well; Laugher: "Tears and Laughter" – "Oh! The treatment was discovered by the children of a poor author in a cheap Swiss pension and by "Cousin Henry" a successful business man of quite an unusual sort. And then if you'll let her, [3] Elgar was soon shown the script by Ashwell and had successful meetings with her and with Blackwood. All. Jane Anne and Cousin Henry (Organ Grinder): Dustman, Laugher, Tramp and busy Sweep,     The universal solvent of despair,     For she fills you with light and with laughter,         And tell me your visions too. O children, open your arms to me,         To dim their magical blue? The songs were, On 26 September 1946, two of the Organ Grinder's songs (, In 1974–1975, a complete recording was made by, In December 1990 some of the songs were recorded by, A 1992 Koss Classics release of lesser-known works by Elgar, performed by the. There is the Dance of the Pleiades as the curtain falls. Orion answering the Pleiades! . The Musical Times thought well of her. . The Sprites hide. .         Signalling reply: O children, open your hearts to me,     Who lives in the palace inside your brain? 7. Annie was born with her abilities and accidentally permanently blinded her parents and the doctors present upon birth. So, if such a child you should chance to see, . take of our best, Will it be electric?     The Pleiades call softly to Orion,         Our sweetest dust She has a lack of experience which is discovered throughout the events of the evening. Curiously, Clytie Hine, 'The Laugher', gets no mention.         And they laugh all my fancies to scorn, We shall meet the morning spiders, In 1984 Richard Adams provided a 'performing narrative' to accompany a performance of Elgar's score in the Netherlands.         From Fairyland, Who brushes the fringe of their lace-veined lids? . Unwumble deftly! Rent •         She must get in: The Star of Bethlehem rises while the melody of the Christmas carol "The First Nowell" merges into the music. Is blotted, and crumpled, and torn!         It's the spell of the Blue-Eyes Fairy. The Organ Grinder: "The Blue-Eyes Fairy". and so forth. They're all soft-shiny now         At the gift – of seven pence! Their dreams .         And your movements light and airy Alle Darsteller, bis auf zwei Stuntleute, treten auf Rollschuhen auf, die Stuntleute fahren auf Inlineskates.     Are really tears of laughter gone astray. ", 7. Starlight Express és un musical d'Andrew Lloyd Webber (música), Richard Stilgoe (lletres) Arlene Phillips (coreografia), amb revisions posteriors de Don Black (lletres) David Yazbek (música i lletres). Welcome to the Starlight Drive In website, a multiple screen drive-in located in Atlanta, GA. See current and upcoming attractions, pictures, snack bar menu, and flea market information. .         And the child must be better than gold! In the story, a child’s train set magically comes to life and the various engines compete to become the "Fastest engine in the World!" März 1987 im Gershwin Theatre in New Y… Songs have been altered, added and deleted for different productions. His pattern's pouring through! .         Seven by seven,         They laugh all my fancies to scorn.         Flew up to the stars instead!     ( With your softest, sweetest best. ) É famoso pelos atores atuarem nos patins, com coreografia original de Arlene Phillips. . 1. With their tiny nets of feather.         You can but try!         Buttercups for posies!     No matter how tired or dull you be, Who tip-toes along past the curtained folds         Sheets of yaller roses, Starlight Express is written by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) andRichard Stilgoe (lyrics). ( With your softest, sweetest ) . .         Of the shadow that Twilight lays? Before the curtain opens, there is a short musical prelude, and the Organ Grinder sings the waltz-song "The Blue-Eyes Fairy". You can even add information about a production of Starlight Express that you're involved with. ( far. Gallery.         And cover my eyes with your hands. . Les Misérables • . The reasons for the failure were inappropriate design of the characters and scenery by Henry Wilson (who had been chosen and his work approved by Lena Ashwell), and the difficulty Pearn had in making something theatrical with her adaptation of the book.     Playing nightly at my station . Just remember that some things that are facts and some things are opinion. .     The children lie asleep; now let them out, 1 London 1.1 Voyd, 1984 - 1985 1.2 1985 - 1992 1.3 Lyndi Oliver, 1992 - 1995 1.4 Marissa Dunlop, 1995 1.5 Rebekka Gibbs, 1996 1.6 Stephanie Spellman, 1997 1.7 Danielle Harley, 1998 1.8 Amanda Valentine, 1999 1.9 Gabrielle Noble, 2000 1.10 Louise Jones, 2001 1.11 Press 2 Broadway 1987 2.1 Mary Ann Lamb, 1987 3 Japan/Australia Tours 3.1 Amanda Abbs, 1987 3.2 Leah-Sue Morland, …     ( .         And tell me your wonder thoughts,     And you'll try to be solemn and stiff in vain- 1 Background ; 2 Synopsis ; 3 Characters ; 4 Musical numbers ; 5 Production history ; 6 Notable cast members ; 7 Awards and nominations ; 8 Recordings ; 9 References ; 10 External links     And whirl her canvas skirts about her head - O kiss me again till I sleep and dream The bodily life uses what it can bring over from this enormous under-running sea of universal consciousness where we are all together, splendid, free, untamed; where thinking is creation, and where we see and know each other face to face... 10.         And the path's swept clear! The narrator for the occasion was composer Michael Berkeley. Oh, think Beauty, . that's East and West, The full verse, for reference: Cargo Ship: Technically, all the relationships in the show. .     It's your duty. The Laugher: "Laugh a little ev'ry day". West Side Story •     ( Hearts must be soft-shiny dressed . . The material has been revised many times, with no two productions being identical. Review from the weekly magazine "Punch", 5 January 1916. .) Hark! No two productions of Starlight Express have ever been the same. . I laugh, 5. . He's sleeping tightly ! • It was also the second …     ( . Oh! . The children are concerned that the adults who have become 'wumbled' (worried/muddled) need 'sympathy' in the form of star-dust.         I'm everywhere, . Elkin & Co. Ltd. London & New York, 1916, On 22 May 1918, Lance Corporal Charles James Mott, the successful singer in that first production of, In 1933 the conductor Joseph Lewis constructed from the score a 40-minute selection from, In September 1940 the Kingsway Theatre was damaged by fire in an air raid. The Sprites enter the cave and scatter stardust on the sleeping villagers. It's race night!         With the Sprites beneath the moon!     The tide of stars is setting all our way, While from out a railway carriage, stars shine brightly! Die Uraufführung fand am 27. Spring Awakening • Starlight Express is a musical unlike any other. After a short prelude which includes part of the "March" from "The Wand of Youth", The Organ Grinder sings "My Old Tunes".     Of ev'ry care because I laugh! The Lion King • The musical tells the story of a young but obsolete steam engine, Rusty, who races in a championship against modern engines in the hope of impressing a first-class carriage, Pearl. Later productions have used additional songs with lyrics by Don Black, David Yazbek, Nick Coler and Lauren Aquilina, and with music by the composer's son, Alastair Lloyd Webber.     How they danced about the meadow . . School of Rock •         She weaves her magical Spell. . ( For the rising of the star.).     At yourself, that is to say. Es basiert auf den Railway Series von Wilbert Vere Awdry und der Geschichte The Little Engine That Could von Watty Piper. CH( Hearts must be soft-shiny dressed ) the eyes must be blue,     Their hearts are dusted         That I'm lost in your fairy-lands;     And the heart must be true, The Phantom of the Opera • Of the players I would especially commend the delicately sensitive performance of MISS MERCIA CAMERON (a name and talent quite new to me) as Jane Anne, the chief opponent of wumbledom.         But her magic's past believing,         But I'm looked for when it's dusk! Who draws up the blinds when the sun peeps in? . The little play has beautiful moments – and that is to say a great deal.         And, over-hearing, O children, open your eyes to me, Starlight Express has been produced all over the world, from London and New York, to Japan, Australia and New Zealand. (laughs) This would have meant postponement of the opening. Edit. Still the children come to hear me It was released on 4 September 2006 in the United Kingdom as the second single from Black Holes and Revelations.     For the grown-up folk are a troublesome folk, He worked on it enthusiastically, and in just over a month had produced over 300 pages of score – songs and incidental music – in time for the rehearsals. . – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -) The sun has gone;     In the little round hole where the eyeball lies .         T'other side the garden fence,     When the children came to listen, Characters They're not just any trains: they race, love, and create rivalries – but they're all the offspring of a child's dream! The novelist turned playwright wishes to make you see that "the Earth's forgotten it's a Star". Organ Grinder: "The Dawn" – "They're all soft-shiny now", 13. . The Sprites appear and Night falls. . The music did not deserve to be forgotten. The Starlight Express was produced by Lena Ashwell at the Kingsway Theatre in London, as one of her high-quality wartime entertainments. The Woman-of-the-Haystack is the mother of them all, borne on the winds.         Have split the seams. [6] It ran for only one month, closing on 29 January 1916.     Bring on the dawn – yet not the dawn of day! . . ) Gypsy, Lampman, come! .         Just over-hear It is not known who conducted the orchestra. Accidental Innuendo: In the "Lotta Locomotion" number, Buffy (the buffet car) invites the audience to "come and bite my burgers."     Stepped their guests as to a marriage -         Asked to dine – and stay the night! .         In your garden of sweet surprise ! Starlight Express the Musical Wiki is a FANDOM Music Community. Incidental music, including the "Dance of the Pleides" and "Fairy Pipers" from "The Wand of Youth".         With open mouth! The world has need of you! There's a fairy that hides in the beautiful eyes . You'll find every song at the bottom of the page. My secret's double,         In the lane or dingy street; So we've had to streamline the show a little, though the story and the dream are the same. Then you sprinkle the precious stuff on people and they become miracles of content and unselfishness (The fact that life isn't in the very least like that is a thing you have just got to make yourself forget for three hours or so). . They collect our thoughts together, On 18–19 February 1916, a selection of the songs and music were given an acoustic recording at the, In December 1935, four of the songs were recorded at the HMV Studios, Hayes, by The Gramophone Company.         All's well! https://starlightexpressmusical.fandom.com/wiki/Starlight_Express_the_Musical_Wiki?oldid=47820.     ( With your softest, sweetest golden dust! ) The children identify with star constellations: Jane Anne the Pleiades, Jimbo the Pole Star, and Monkey with the Great and Little Bear. . . . Who squeezes the sponge when the salt tears flow         (laughs) The reviewer, the drama critic Joseph Thorp, used to sign himself "T".     The grown up folk are a wearisome folk, Who will win? The author was well served by his associates. The singers were Stuart Robertson and his wife Alice Moxon.         And they bring the scent of musk:         Across the Heaven.     Capered lightly as a feather The cave is too narrow for them to enter. The music continues through the curtain rise on the first scene. Sprites come swiftly! The scene is concluded by an Entr’acte "In the Forest". Something Rotten!     When I caught the children dancing     The quicker the better Jekyll & Hyde • Jane Anne & Cousin Henry, duet: "Hearts must be soft-shiny dressed" – "Dustman, Laugher, Tramp and busy Sweep", From the Christmas Carol The First Nowell. Starlight Express been rewritten a lot since it was first performed. The Song (first at the words "eyes; Let me sleep a moment") includes self-quotations of "The Little Bells" music from "The Wand of Youth".         With a lazy-looking Tramp;     Railway carriage, Sprites and Dancers Cats • Pearl is young, naive and innocent, and also very new to the railway. Situated in the center of the region's unexplored dark zones, the station's large size caused its construction to cost a great effort and expense. . It's a rock 'n' roll spectacular, a sporting event, and – at its heart – a simple, hopeful love story. In 1997, the 1990 Decca recording of 'The Starlight Express' was remastered.     And list'ning in your hearts, Many performers with the physical strength and creative acting skills have performed in both of Andrew Lloyd Webber's anthropomorphic musicals, and are also listed in the Starlight Express Wiki Database. The Wizard of Oz, Really Useful Group's Website - covers all productions.         For tears of trouble Organ Grinder: "Curfew Song" (Orion) – "The sun has gone", 4. Starlight Express is a bus that takes Chuck/Mandi/Custom Worker into Starlight City during the intro of Papa's Wingeria/HD/To Go!. Now go and blow the Haystack out of bed!     ( Daddy's pattern, heart and brain ) They fall asleep. .     Bring just a little token Taking this as a sign from the Starlight Express, Poppa pairs up with Dustin – the only freight truck who will go with him – and races. März 1984 um 20 Uhr in Apollo Victoria Theatre in London statt, die Broadway-Premiere war am 15. Ah!     That you may swim upon that tide of gold Cousin Henry is Orion.         For the Big and Little Bear. Wicked • The Introduction while the curtain rises includes "Moths and Butterflies" from "The Wand of Youth". Who hides in the hours To-morrow holds? Grease •     You all must draw your deepest breath and longest, Carrie •         Blow your best ! Most productions have involved the original creative team or their deputies. . It is now night-time and the children are awake.         Long ago, that leafy June, Hamilton • Rocky Horror • ...The source of our life is hid with Beauty very, very far away.     ( Sprinkle with the golden, golden ) Rusty, who wants to compete in the world championship railway races, has lost self belief because Greaseball and Electra have been …     That, exiled over long,         And a man who had a lamp     And on strips of windy weather bring the Day, Little Shop of Horrors •         The fairy cotton riders, 2. . . The critics who reported their view of the opening night, while praising the music and particular performers, remarked on the lack of substance to the story. Ev'ry loving gentle thought 78 by Sir Edward Elgar, Elgar Society page: The Starlight Express, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Starlight_Express&oldid=940116040, Pages incorrectly using the quote template, Articles with International Music Score Library Project links, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Jane Anne ("Jinny", their eldest daughter, aged 17), Monkey (their youngest daughter, aged 12), Cousin Henry ("Henry Rogers", cousin of Daddy), Miss Waghorn and three other retired Governesses, a sequence in Jane Anne's song at the end of Act II Scene 2, "The Blue-Eyes Fairy" (Organ-Grinder's Song), Organ Grinder's Songs, piano accompaniment arranged by Julius Harrison, pub. This wiki is here to collect all information and opinion on this unique show – from production information and casting notices to fan art and headcanons.     ( - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -) Organ Grinder (Baritone): "To the Children" – "O children, open your arms to me,", 2. Starlight Express is written by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Richard Stilgoe (lyrics). . 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