A Dickens Christmas Carol Suite (A Suite of English Carols with Optional Narrator). By Andrew H. Dabczynski. Orchestra. For string w/ vln3, pno acc, Bells, optional Chimes, Wind Chimes, Triangle, Suspended Cymbal, Bass Drum or Low Hand Drum, Chains. Part(s); Score; String Orchestra. HighlandÂ String Explorer. Form: Suite. Christmas; Light Concert; Sacred; Secular; Winter. Grade 2.5. 312 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.35960).
The perfect 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 movements---each 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.