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Christmas Carol, A – Suite

(Richard Addinsell)

This piece of music was written for the soundtrack of the 1951 film version of Scrooge.  It was known as A Christmas Carol in the United States and starred Alistair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge.  The music was reconstructed into a suite by Steven Bernstein, which is the version that is thought to appear on most, if not all, CD releases.  Included in the suite are a choral performance of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, “Tiny Tim’s Theme”, Scrooge’s accompanying music through time and a choral version of “Silent Night”.  There is no known release of the original movie score.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra recordings
Telarc 89408 88012 (CD: It’s A Wonderful Life/A Christmas Carol/Miracle on 34th Street)
Conductor – David Newman
Ambrosian Singers