Bruce’s musical masterwork, The Scroll was composed when he was just 30 years old. Since its release in 1986 it has been experienced by millions at 3 world exhibitions. Narrated by the late Christian scholar and acclaimed British journalist Malcom Muggeridge, the musical recording was made with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of London and a number of noted vocal artists. The press in 1986 described the Expo presentation of the Scroll as “undeniably powerful” (Western Report) and as “something you may never see again.” (Mennonite Brethren Herald). The Scroll recording was produced by Stacey and arranger, conductor Paul Mickelson. It featured solo vocal performances by American singer-songwriter, Barry McGuire (known for his hit song, “Eve of Destruction”), acclaimed solo-artist, Scott Wesley Brown, Bob McBride (original lead singer of the Canadian rock group, Lighthouse) as well as recording artists, Pete Carlson and Karen Kelly. Bruce performs 3 songs, including “In His Image,” a duet performed with Elaine Stacey.
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Malcolm Muggeridge described the work as
“…a mystical-musical version of the great Biblical drama… a theme that the greatest artists have illustrated, the greatest composers have celebrated and that the greatest writers, scholars, preachers and saints have expounded.”
Commenting on The Scroll, Brian Stiller, World Ambassador for WEA said,
“The genius of Stacey’s presentation is that he knew most people viewing it would have either a very faded memory of Christian faith, or be cynical or even outright hostile toward religion.”
WATCH Bruce’s 2021 interview about the new release of THE SCROLL on 700 Club. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO