Let's head back to Sheldon Harnick for another sweet Christmas song you've almost-certainly never heard. In this case, that's because it's for a musical that never made it to Broadway. This song is "One Family," and it's from a show that Harnick wrote based on none other than...A Christmas Carol. He collaborated on the show with famed movie composer, Michel Legrand, best known for the film, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, as well as the original The Thomas Crown Affair, for which he won an Oscar for the Best Song, "The Windmills of Your Mind."
Though their production of A Christmas Carol never was produced on Broadway, it's had a bit of a life in comunity theater. This number is sung by the Cratchit Family. It's performed here by Sheldon Harnick, along with his wife Margery Gray (who had a successful Broadway career, including the show Mr. Wonderful that starred Sammy Davis Jr., and oddly enough had music by Jerry Bock before he teamed up with Harnick), and Leigh Beery, who starred as Roxanna opposite Christopher Plummer in a musical adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac. (She comes in at the 1-minute mark. Margery Gray follows her.)
This comes from the wonderful CD I've posted several selections from. Sheldon Harnick: Hidden Treasures, which you can find here.
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