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The Gift of the Magi (Ekstrom)

Full-Length Musical, Comedy

Peter Ekstrom, O. Henry

An adaptation of the classic O. Henry short story, told through music and lyrics, of the young couple in New York on Christmas Eve 1905, who loved each other so much that each sold his most prized possession to buy the other a Christmas present.

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Summary
This tells the classic O. Henry short story, through music and lyrics, of the young couple in New York on Christmas Eve 1905, who loved each other so much that each sold his most prized possession to buy the other a Christmas present. Their special gifts bring a touching reaffirmation of their unselfish love. Published with The Last Leaf in An O. Henry Christmas. The vocal score is available separately.
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  • Time Period 1900-1910
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    • No Special Cautions

Music

Song Samples

Overture
Tomorrow is Christmas
If We Had Money
Look at My Watch
What Can I Give Him?
Madame Sofron
Della Returns
Your Hair is Gone!
Jim and Della Open Their Gifts

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3 Piano-Vocal

1 Flute
1 Harp
1 Cello
3 Piano-Vocal

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Authors

Peter Ekstrom

PETER EKSTROM was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up in nearby Painesville. He received a B.A. from Antioch College in 1973. Five years later he went down the Mississippi on a raft from St. Louis to New Orleans with the Otrabanda Troupe, stopping to do shows in 32 towns alo ...
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