Dickens’ Christmas Carol Overture

December 12, 2009

Here’s an overture I wrote for a production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol starring Clive Francis, designed by Tim Bird.

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If you’d like the mp3 drop me a line below!

Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

Mind! I don’t mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country’s done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

10 comments on “Dickens’ Christmas Carol Overture

  1. Mark Thomson on

    Absolutely love this soundtrack. I first heard it when Clive Francis first performed the show at The Mill studio in Guildford. That time it was played with video projections of Victorian pen pictures on muslin screens around the actor. The music was incredibly affecting and unsettling in just the right way, and truly added to the atmosphere. Would it be possible to have the mp3 of the music so I can relive a very happy memory? With thanks


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