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Released 2001
Format CD, cassette
Label Sony Wonder
Cat no. LK 85328 (CD)
LK 85329 (CD)
LT 85328 (cassette)
LT 85329 (cassette)
Elmo and the Orchestra spread.jpg

cassette cover

In Elmo and the Orchestra, Big Bird and the Birdapest Symphony Orchestra try to help Elmo remember his favorite piece of classical music, by playing a wide variety of classical songs for him. As the pieces are played, different instruments and parts of the orchestra are highlighted. This album won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children in 2002.

Track listing

  1. Introduction
  2. Mozart - Symphony No. 40
  3. Paganini - 24 Caprices Opus No. 1
  4. Khachaturian - Sabre Dance from the Gayneh Ballet
  5. Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  6. Grieg - Morning Mood from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
  7. Handel - Alla Hornpipe from Water Music
  8. Brissette & Mitchell - J'aime Percussion
  9. Chopin - Waltz Opus 64, No. 1 (Minute Waltz)
  10. Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21
  11. Beethoven - Thunderstorm from Symphony No. 6
  12. Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee
  13. Saint-Saens - The Swan from The Carnival of Animals
  14. Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies from The Nutcracker Suite
  15. Offenbach - Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld
  16. Brahms - Lullaby, Opus 49, No. 4
  17. Haydn - Symphony No. 94 (Surprise)
  18. Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries
  19. Strauss - The Blue Danube, Waltz
  20. Beethoven - Symphony No. 5



  • Album Produced by Ed Mitchell
  • Script by Sarah Albee
  • Orchestral Performances by the Northwest Sinfonia
  • Orchestra Conducted by Norman Mamey
  • Concertmaster/Orchestra Contracted by Simon James
  • Associate Production by Charlie Brissette
  • Music Recorded and Mixed by Jimmy Hoyson, Assisted by Sam Hofstedt at Studio X, Seattle
  • Vocals Recorded by Joe Castellon at Master Sound Astoria
  • Album Edited and Mixed by Ric Wilson at Digisonics
  • Mastered by Vic Anesini at Sony Music Studios, New York City
  • A&R by Rynda Laurel
  • Art Direction by Kim Riordan

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