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Parade der Zinnsoldaten
signature tune for the 'Toytown' series on BBC Radio's 'Children's Hour'

'European Light Music Classics' (CDA66998)
European Light Music Classics
CDA66998  To be superseded by CDH55477  
Track 1 on CDA66998 [2'53] To be superseded by CDH55477

Parade der Zinnsoldaten
Leon Jessel (1871–1942) was born in Stettin in eastern Germany (now Szczecin in Poland) and became a theatre conductor and composer of operettas and short orchestral pieces. The latter included two that achieved international renown—Der Rose Hochzeitszug (‘The wedding procession of the rose’) and, above all, his Parade der Zinnsoldaten (‘Parade of the tin soldiers’). This admirably portrays its subject and was for many years after World War II familiar to children in Britain as the signature tune of the ‘Toytown’ series on BBC Radio’s ‘Children’s Hour’.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1998

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66998 track 1
Recording date
25 July 1997
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. European Light Music Classics (CDA66998)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: January 1998
    Deletion date: December 2012
    To be superseded by CDH55477
  2. European Light Music Classics (CDH55477)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: November 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — To be issued soon November 2014 Release
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