The Passion of Scrooge (A Christmas Carol)

Jon Deak

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Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
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The piece turned out to be a work for baritone and chamber ensemble and I think it works perfectly that way because, in this story, all the characters come out of Scrooge's head. The whole drama takes place within his head. If we had a lot of characters there, it would be didactic: society putting pressure on Scrooge to reform. But this way it's internal, depicting his own struggle. That's why I changed the title to something rather more Dickensian in style: The Passion of Scrooge or A Christmas Carol.

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Jack and Linda Hoerschler in honor of Inge Cadle and in memory of Don D. Cadle.
Composition Date 1997
Duration 00:49:00
Orchestration Solo baritone voice (narrator); 1(dbl. Picc.) 0 1(dbl.B.Cl.) 0 - 1 0 0 0; Perc. Hp. Str.(1.1.1.1.1)
Premiere 20th Century Consort, conducted by Christopher Kendall

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