(Grade 2+ - w/opt. narrator & percussion)
At last, an opportunity for string students to experience the wonder of this timeless tale! The suite is a setting of many old English Christmas carols in six movementseach can stand alone for holiday concert programming, or when played together, provide a complete accompaniment to an optional narration of Dickens' text. Optional percussion parts lend color to the drama. Completely accessible for intermediate orchestras, but fully satisfying for advanced groups, this suite promises to become a holiday concert tradition for any orchestra program.