ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and SCROOGE with seasonal works by Liszt, Tchaikovsky and others
Simon Callow, narrator, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia and Gavin Sutherland
The Christmas net is cast wide in this captivating collection of seasonal music. John Fox has crafted a delightful Carol Fantasia. Bryan Kelly’s Scrooge is an action-packed Dickens compression, brought to visceral life by esteemed actor Simon Callow, who also narrates Philip Lane’s Another Night Before Christmas, an update by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy of the classic poem. Lane’s Old Christmas Music is expressively rich, and spans the centuries. Smaller pieces from Liszt, orchestrated by Gordon Jacob, Rebikov and more recent works, complete a delightful selection.
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