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{{album|image=Album.bigbirdorchestra.jpg|soundtrack=|date=[[1981]]|format=LP|label=[[Sesame Street Records (label)|Sesame Street Records]]|catalogue=CTW 22095}}
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==ALBUM CONTENT==
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In the album-length story contained on '''''Big Bird Discovers the Orchestra''''', [[Mr. Maestro]] has lost his orchestra, and asks detective [[Big Bird]] to help him find it. Big Bird encounters each section of the orchestra, and learns about the instruments. He then places the section into his little red wagon and continues on his journey.
Side One:
 
# Overture
 
# Makin' Music's Fun
 
# Galop for French Horn
 
# Trombone Man
 
# Oom-Pah-Pah
 
# Opus for Oboe
 
# Pizza Polka
 
   
Side Two:
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The orchestra members include the following:
# Concerto for Pots and Pans
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*Jean-Jacques Jean, french horn
# I'm a Cymbal Player
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*Flip Flunkit, trumpet
# Piano Tuner's Tango
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*Joan, trombone (who learned to play from Stan, who sings "Trombone Man")
# Me and My Baton
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*Booba, tuba
# Big Bird's Heroica Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Opus 55
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*The string family: Victor Vivaldi (violin), Viola Vivaldi (viola), Variety Vivaldi (cello) and Vernado Vivaldi (double bass)
# Makin' Music's Fun (reprise)
 
   
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This album was nominated for a [[Grammy Awards|Grammy Award]] for Best Recording for Children, but lost to ''[[Sesame Country]]''.
   
==PRODUCTION CREDITS==
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==Track listing==
Produced by Arthur Shimkin<br />
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'''Side One'''
Script by [[Norman Stiles]]<br />
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#Overture
Music and Lyrics by Paul Parnes<br />
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#Makin' Music's Fun
Arranged by Dick Lieb<br />
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#Galop for French Horn
Music Director and Conducted by David Connor<br />
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#Trombone Man
Cover Photography by Richard Goldman<br />
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#Oom-Pah-Pah
Engineered and Mixed by Fred Christie<br />
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#Opus for Oboe
Recorded at Media Sound, New York
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#Pizza Polka
   
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'''Side Two'''
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#Concerto for Pots and Pans<br>(Parnes-[[Paul Evans|Evans]])
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#I'm a Cymbal Player
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#Piano Tuner's Tango
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#Me and My Baton
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#Big Bird's Heroica Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Opus 55
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#Makin' Music's Fun (reprise)
   
==CAST==
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==Cast==
Starring [[Caroll Spinney]] as [[Big Bird]]<br />
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*Starring [[Caroll Spinney]] as [[Big Bird]]
Featuring Russell Horton as Mr. Maestro<br />
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*Featuring [[Russell Horton]] as [[Mr. Maestro]]
and the Voices of Les Girls: Maeretha Stewart, [[Ivy Austin]] and Krystal Davis
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and the Voices of Les Girls: [[Maeretha Stewart]], [[Ivy Austin]] and [[Krystal Davis]]
   
==ALBUM NOTES==
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==Production credits==
* CTW 22065
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*Produced by [[Arthur Shimkin]]
* Released in 1980
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*Script by [[Norman Stiles]]
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*Music and Lyrics by [[Paul Parnes]] except where noted
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*Arranged by [[Dick Lieb]]
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*Music Director and Conducted by [[Dave Conner|David Connor]]
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*Cover Photography by Richard Goldman
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*Engineered and Mixed by Fred Christie
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*Recorded at Media Sound, New York
   
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===The Orchestra===
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*[[Bob Alexander]], [[Phil Bodner]], [[Dave Conner]], [[Bob Cranshaw]], [[Harry Cykman]], [[Mel Davis]], [[George Devens]], [[Danny Epstein]], [[Diana Halprin]], [[Wally Kane]], [[Jeff Layton]], [[Steve Little]], [[Tony Price]], [[Alan Shulman]], [[Emanuel Vardi|Manny Vardi]] and [[Larry Wechsler]]
   
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==Other releases==
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File:BigBirdDiscoversOrchestraCassette.jpg|{{GNH|Cassette}}1981<br/>Sesame Street Records<br/>C 5095
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</gallery>
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==See also==
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*[[Sesame Street discography]]
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__NOWYSIWYG__
 
[[Category:Sesame Street Albums]]
 
[[Category:Sesame Street Albums]]
 
[[Category:Sesame Street Classical]]
 
[[Category:Sesame Street Classical]]
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[[Category:Mystery]]

Latest revision as of 04:20, January 8, 2019

Album.bigbirdorchestra
Songs from
Released 1981
Format LP
Label Sesame Street Records
Cat no. CTW 22095
Big Bird Discovers the Orchestra back

In the album-length story contained on Big Bird Discovers the Orchestra, Mr. Maestro has lost his orchestra, and asks detective Big Bird to help him find it. Big Bird encounters each section of the orchestra, and learns about the instruments. He then places the section into his little red wagon and continues on his journey.

The orchestra members include the following:

  • Jean-Jacques Jean, french horn
  • Flip Flunkit, trumpet
  • Joan, trombone (who learned to play from Stan, who sings "Trombone Man")
  • Booba, tuba
  • The string family: Victor Vivaldi (violin), Viola Vivaldi (viola), Variety Vivaldi (cello) and Vernado Vivaldi (double bass)

This album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children, but lost to Sesame Country.

Track listingEdit

Side One

  1. Overture
  2. Makin' Music's Fun
  3. Galop for French Horn
  4. Trombone Man
  5. Oom-Pah-Pah
  6. Opus for Oboe
  7. Pizza Polka

Side Two

  1. Concerto for Pots and Pans
    (Parnes-Evans)
  2. I'm a Cymbal Player
  3. Piano Tuner's Tango
  4. Me and My Baton
  5. Big Bird's Heroica Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Opus 55
  6. Makin' Music's Fun (reprise)

CastEdit

and the Voices of Les Girls: Maeretha Stewart, Ivy Austin and Krystal Davis

Production creditsEdit

The OrchestraEdit

Other releasesEdit

See alsoEdit

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