This feels like a good time to mention my orchestral composition The Night Before Christmas. I wrote it a couple of years ago, inspired by the famous poem of the same name and using the complete text of the poem as a narration throughout.
You can have a listen here: http://soundcloud.com/alisonrowley/the-night-before-christmas Enjoy!
(Alternatively could come to the South Essex Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas concert tomorrow night. Southend High School for Boys, 7.30pm. We’ll be playing my piece, Mozart’s 40th symphony, West Side Story, Star Trek, and other Christmassy things!)