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