The Gift of the Magi

(2003, Bird Avenue Publishing, ASCAP)
"The Gift of the Magi" story by O.Henry, original score by Michael Smith, conceived and commissioned by Judith Svalander for the Judith Svalander Concert Dancers. Musical score and compact disc were created for the Judith Svlander-Greg Begley Americana BalletŠ of the same name which premiered at the Raue Center for the Arts, Nov. 2001

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Instrumental: We Three Kings (John H. Hopkins)
Naraion I
Instrumental: I Wish Someone Would Take Me Dancing
Song: Nineteen and Five
Song: Gotta Like A Guy
Song: Long-haired Woman
Song: Madame Sofronie
Instrumental: Troika Ride
Song: Pawnbroker's Lullaby
Song: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Kenry Longfellow/ J. Baptiste Calkin)
Song: The Magi
Narration II
Finale Song: On Our Own
Instrumental: Silent Night (Joseph Mohr/ Franz Gruber)
Song: A Wanderer Am I (Christmas Ballad)
Musical Personnel
Jamie O'Reilly: Vocals
Michael Smith: Vocals, Guitars, Narrator
Pat FLeming: Guitars
Miriam Sturm: Violin
Bob Weber: Cello
Katrina Anne O'Reilly: Piano, Vocals
Al Ehrich: Double Bass
Anne Hills: Guest Vocalist
Production Personnel:
Executive Producer: Judith Svalander
Producer, Co-Creator: Jamie O'Reilly, J. O'Reilly Productions
Composer/ Musical Arranger: Michael Smith
Creative Consultants: Pat Fleming, Miriam Sturm, Anne Hills
Recorded in 2003, Dr. Caw Recording, Craig Williams, Engineer
CD produced by Jamie O'Reilly, J. O'Reilly Productions
Compact Disc Graphic Desing: Grace Amandes Gaceta and Colm O'Reilly
Logo: Colm O'Reilly
J. O'Reilly Logo: Roger Lueras
Cover Photo ŠIwona Biederman Photography
Cover Painting "Lilith" by Dante Rosetti
Additionl Photography: Susan Berg, Robin F. Pendergrast

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