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Songs from Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
Released 1982
Format LP
Label Sesame Street Records
Cat no. CTW 79015

Big Bird presents Hans Christian Andersen was released thirty years after Danny Kaye's famous 1952 film Hans Christian Andersen. Big Bird tells several of Andersen's most famous fairy tales, with an orchestra and choir performing the Frank Loesser songs from the film. Oscar is on hand to complain about everything, as usual.

Track listing

Side One

  1. Anywhere I Wander
  2. Wonderful Copenhagen
  3. Thumbelina - Big Bird
  4. No Two People
  5. Wonderful Copenhagen (reprise)

Side Two

  1. The Ugly Duckling - Big Bird
  2. The Inch Worm
  3. The King's New Clothes
  4. The Little Mermaid (adapted by Ellen Weiss) - Big Bird
  5. Wonderful Copenhagen (reprise)



  • Producer: Tony D'Amato
  • Engineer: Arthur "Butch" Bannister
  • Recorded at CBS Records Studios, London, January 18, 1982
  • Arranged and conducted by Stanley Black
  • The National Philharmonic Orchestra Leader: Sidney Sax
  • Featuring: The John McCarthy Singers and The Children's Choir of St. Clement Danes School
  • Choir Master: Keith Walters
  • Produced for Sesame Street Records by Kathryn King and Geri Van Rees
  • Continuity written by Ellen Weiss
  • Engineered by Frank Laico and Tim Geelan
  • Art Director: Robert Pierce
  • Art Director for the Muppets: Rick Wetzel
  • Illustrations by Tom Cooke
  • Recorded at CBS Records Studios, New York City

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