Works For Children

A list of Howard's works written for children. The most popular of Howard's works for children is probably "The Snowman - Easy Piano Version", listed below.

'LIFECYCLE' op.489 (1996) Audio sample available
A sequence of 24 pieces for the piano
in category Piano
'THE SNOWMAN CONCERT VERSION for narrator (or film), boy soprano and orchestra' op.323 (October 1983) Audio sample available
A concert work based on the score for the animated film with narration written by Howard Blake (based on the picture-book by Raymond Briggs and with his permission)
in category Orchestra & Narrator
'THE SNOWMAN STAGE SHOW (TWELVE-PLAYER VERSION)' op.459 (September 1993) Audio sample available
A full-evening theatre show in two acts, based on the book by Raymond Briggs, the film by TVC and incorporating the music of the ballet (arranged here for 12 instruments)
in category Ballet
'THE SNOWMAN BALLET (A BALLET IN TWO ACTS - ORCHESTRAL VERSION)' op.530 (August 2001)
Orchestral version of The Snowman Stage Show ( a ballet in two acts) with choreography by Robert North
in category Ballet
'The Snowman Piano Score , Treble and Narrator' op.323a (November 1983)
The complete concert work based on the animated film, arranged for narrator, boy soprano and piano by the composer
in category Vocal With Keyboard
'The Snowman Easy Piano Picture Book' op.364a (April 1986)
Highlights of 'The Snowman' arranged for young players
in category Piano
'FANTASY-ALLEGRO' op.1a (April 1956)
A concert piece in one movement for piano, violin(or flute,oboe or clarinet) and cello(or bassoon)
in category Piano Trio
'FOUR EASY PIECES' op.1B (November 1956)
Piano pieces for children
in category Piano
'BURLESCA (for violin and piano)' op.1D (March 1957)
A piece for young performers to play
in category Violin
'Folk Song (for horn and piano)' op.2 (November 1957)
An arrangement of a Somerset Folk Tune
in category Horn
'Pastiche (for violin, 2 guitars and piano)' op.5A (February 1960)
Short concert piece
in category Various
'TWILIGHT WALK' op.5D (August 1961)
Five piano pieces for children
in category Piano
'TRIO FOR FLUTE CLARINET AND PIANO' op.25 (January 1964)
A Trio In Three Movements derived from the music of Howard's film 'A few days'
in category Flute
'AN ELEPHANT CALLED SLOWLY' op.70 (1969) Audio sample available
Score for a feature film, sequel to 'Born Free', starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers
in category Film & TV Scores
'THE UP AND DOWN MAN' op.156 (1972)
13 episodes of a mime series for tv
in category Film & TV Scores
'The Happy Prince' op.165 (June 1973)
A film project that vanished
in category Film & TV Scores
'TINTACK THE COBBLER' op.166A (July 1973)
An 'Eastern-Western' film script written for Richard Williams
in category Verse & Prose
'SUITE - THE UP AND DOWN MAN (FOR PIANO TRIO)' op.186 (May 1974) Audio sample available
Burlesque suite in 8 short movements, based on the music from a tv mime series
in category Piano Trio
'THE REMARKABLE ROCKET' op.189 (August 1974)
Score for an animated film of the Oscar Wilde story for CBS/Reader's Digest with narration by David Niven
in category Film & TV Scores
'DANCES FOR TWO PIANOS (2-stave version - separate parts 1 & 2)' op.217 (March 1976) Audio sample available
A concert suite in 9 movements
in category Two-piano
'Lullaby (for soloists, choir and orchestra)' op.236 (1976)
Words and music for a 'christmas narrative'
in category Chorus & Orchestra
'Men Of Britain Heirs Of Glory' op.237 (October 1976)
A patriotic protest song
in category Chorus & Orchestra
'THE MOON STALLION' op.272 (October 1978)
Score for a children's BBC TV Series produced by Dorothea Brooking
in category Film & TV Scores
'THE CHANGELING' op.274 (January 1979)
Theme music (the music-box theme) for the feature film starring George C.Scott. Director Peter Medak
in category Film & TV Scores
'OUR JOHN WILLIE' op.289 (November 1979)
Score for a children's BBC TV series directed by Marilyn Fox
in category Film & TV Scores
'The Snowman (demo)' op.309a (September 1981)
Pilot piano track
in category Film & TV Scores
'Beatrix Potter' op.321 (February 1983)
A theme created as a demo
in category Film & TV Scores
'Uncle Lubin' op.322 (1983)
A theme created as a demo for Tony White/Animus
in category Film & TV Scores
'Ernest And Celestine' op.327 (December 1983)
Score for a slide show
in category Violin
'NURSERY RHYME OVERTURE (and guessing game)' op.335 (September 1984) Audio sample available
A children's concert work for orchestra
in category Overtures, Suites etc.
'Walking in the air (easy piano version)' op.335b (January 1984)
Easy piano version of the Snowman song with lyrics and guitar chords (Publisher's arrangement)
in category Piano
'We're Walking In The Air' op.343 (January 1985)
A version for a cappella voices
in category A Cappella
'Suite: The Up And Down Man' op.345 (January 1985)
Burlesque suite for orchestra
in category Overtures, Suites etc.
'The Remarkable Rocket' op.354 (October 1985)
A concert work for narrator and orchestra
in category Orchestra & Narrator
'Ring, Ring We Are The Carol Singers' op.357 (November 1985)
A Christmas carol
in category Vocal With Keyboard
'Make Believe' op.358 (December 1985)
The song for the animated film 'Granpa'
in category Vocal With Keyboard
'GRANPA (an animated film)' op.360 (February 1986) Audio sample available
Score, songs and lyrics for a Channel 4 animated film featuring the voices of Peter Ustinov and Sarah Brightman. PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL
in category Film & TV Scores
'Walking In The Air - Instrumental Versions' op.364b (1986)
An arrangement of the theme song from The Snowman for organ
in category Organ
'THE CANTERVILLE GHOST' op.365 (June 1986)
Score for a film of the Oscar Wilde story, starring Sir John Gielgud as the ghost
in category Film & TV Scores
'The Honey Bee And The Thistle' op.366 (July 1986)
Song for treble, children's chorus and ensemble, with a lyric by Ted Hughes
in category Vocal With Ensemble
'The Snowman - schools version' op.369 (1986)
The complete score of The Snowman concert version for narrator, boy soprano (amplified) or SATB chorus in an easy-to-play version for schools
in category Orchestra & Narrator
'WALKING IN THE AIR (catalan & castllian versions)' op.371y (February 2009)
translations by miguel bota totxo
in category Childrens Chorus & Orchestra
'Walking In His Care' op.379 (May 1987)
A hymn derived from 'Walking in the Air'
in category Vocal With Keyboard
'The Up And Down Man (with narration)' op.392 (December 1988)
Burlesque suite for orchestra
in category Orchestra & Narrator
'GRANPA' op.393 (January 1988)
An animated children's opera (awarded the Prix Jeunesse International)
in category Opera
'SIX ROMANTIC PIECES (for clarinet & piano)' op.407 (February 1990)
Concert suite
in category Instrumental With Keyboard
'CHRISTMAS LULLABY' op.413 (April 1990) Audio sample available
Duet for soprano, mezzo-soprano and orchestra
in category Vocal With Orchestra
'So Well Go No More A-Roving' op.418 (October 1990)
A song for five singers and piano (see also op.159)
in category Vocal Group
''Granpa' (piano and vocal score)' op.420 (1990)
The concert work based on the animated film, arranged for voice and piano by the composer
in category Vocal With Keyboard
'THE BELLS' op.424 (February 1992)
A cantata for children's chorus and orchestra
in category Childrens Chorus & Orchestra
'Paralympics (Dare All)' op.425 (April 1991)
A miniature cantata for chorus and orchestra with words and music created overnight for ITV's 'Challenge Anneka'
in category Film & TV Scores
'Let Music Live! (first version)' op.426 (July 1991)
A short concert piece commissioned for chorus and enormous orchestra
in category Childrens Chorus & Orchestra
'THE STATION' op.427 (June 1991) Audio sample available
A comic opera in one act for 7 singers, piano and string quartet
in category Opera
''Christmas Lullaby' for chorus and orchestra' op.433 (October 1991)
A re-arrangement of op.413, commissioned by the BBC for Friday Night is Music Night but cancelled without explanation
in category Chorus & Orchestra
'Walking In The Air (For Girls Choir And Orchestra)' op.434 (December 1991)
An arrangement for the girls' choir 'Cantamus'
in category Childrens Chorus & Orchestra
'ARCHANGEL'S LULLABY (for three cellos)' op.436 (November 1991)
A piece for three cellos
in category Cello
'ARCHANGELS' LULLABY (for cello and piano)' op.436A (December 1991) Audio sample available
A piece for children
in category Cello
'Faith Alone Can Build A City' op.438 (December 1991)
A hymn for choir and organ
in category Chorus & Organ
'The Bells (A Script)' op.443 (May 1992)
An animation film script treatment of the choral piece,op.424
in category Verse & Prose
'PENNILLION (For Flute And Harp)' op.448 (March 1993) Audio sample available
Theme and variations arranged from the original for violin and harp
in category Flute
'PENNILLION (for Flute and Piano)' op.448B (March 1993)
Theme and variations arranged from the original for violin and harp
in category Flute
'THE LAND OF COUNTERPANE' op.451 (May 1993) Audio sample available
A song-cycle to poems by Robert Louis Stevenson for male speaker, film (optional), choir and orchestra
in category Childrens Chorus & Orchestra
'The Land Of Counterpane (Film Script)' op.451A (July 1994)
A script created for an animated film of the song-cycle (op. 451)
in category Verse & Prose
'THE SNOWMAN BALLET (ORCHESTRAL VERSION IN ONE ACT)' op.452 (July 1993)
A ballet with choreography by Robert North and music by Howard Blake
in category Ballet
''Walking In The Air' (for violin and piano)' op.455 (1993)
Arranged by the composer for Christiane Edinger
in category Violin
'SNOWMAN SUITE (for string quartet)' op.457 (August 1993) Audio sample available
Concert suite in one movement
in category String Quartet
'Dirge For Fidele (For Clarinet and String Quartet)' op.458 (August 1993)
Arrangement created for Jack Brymer and The Medici
in category String Quartet
'PENNILLION (For Oboe And Piano)' op.461 (September 1994)
Theme and variations arranged from the original for violin and harp
in category Instrumental With Keyboard
'PENNILLION (for Clarinet And Piano)' op.466 (June 1994)
Theme and variations arranged from the original for violin and harp
in category Instrumental With Keyboard
'PENNILLION (for Bassoon And Piano)' op.466A (June 1994)
A theme and variations arranged from the original for violin and harp (see op.202)
in category Instrumental With Keyboard
'ALL GOD'S CREATURES' op.468 (August 1994)
Song-cycle for children's voices and orchestra
in category Childrens Chorus & Orchestra
'Suite of Songs By Howard Blake' op.475 (November 1994)
A Faber Young Voices publication for voices and piano
in category Vocal With Keyboard
'Romanza (For Piano Quartet)' op.485 (October 1995)
Concert piece adapted from the TV film score, 'Down at the Hydro'
in category Piano Quartet
'My Peggy' op.486 (September 1995)
A song for SSA and piano
in category Vocal With Keyboard
'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (SHAKESPEARE)' op.487 (November 1995) Audio sample available
Songs and score for a film of The Royal Shakespeare Company's production, starring Alex Jennings and Lindsay Duncan.
in category Film & TV Scores
''Wedding Is Great Juno's Crown'' op.490 (August 1996)
Song for soprano and organ
in category Vocal With Keyboard
'Let Music Live! (2)' op.491 (September 1996)
A short concert piece for chorus and even more enormous orchestra
in category Childrens Chorus & Orchestra
'THE BEAR (an animated film)' op.496 (March 1998)
Songs and score for an animated film made for Channel 4 featuring the song 'Somewhere a star shines for everyone', sung on the film by 'discovery' Charlotte Church.
in category Film & TV Scores
'THE SNOWMAN SHOW (NINE-INSTRUMENT VERSION)' op.497 (May 1997)
A revised version of the Birmingham Rep 1993 Production
in category Ballet
'Concerto for Flute arranged for flute and piano' op.500 (June 1997)
An arrangement of the flute quintet, opus 493.
in category Flute
'Christmas Lullaby' op.502 (August 1997)
A carol for SATB and organ
in category Chorus & Organ
'If - a setting of the poem by Kipling' op.506 (March 1999)
IF - the Rudyard Kipling poem set for children's chorus and orchestra
in category Childrens Chorus & Orchestra
'MY LIFE SO FAR' op.508 (June 1999)
Score for a feature film (with Beethoven excerpts conducted by Sir Simon Rattle), starring Colin Firth, Rosemary Harris, Irene Jacob, Malcom MacDowell, Mary Elisabeth Mastrantonio, directed by Hugh Hudson, produced by Sir David Puttnam
in category Film & TV Scores
'Somewhere A Star Shines For Everyone' op.509 (April 1999)
A song for girl soprano, tenor, baritone and orchestra from 'The Bear'
in category Vocal With Orchestra
'THE BEAR CONCERT VERSION (for narrator or film), girl soprano, tenor, baritone and orchestra' op.510 (April 1999) Audio sample available
A concert work based on the score created for the animated film
in category Orchestra & Narrator
'Farewell My Gentle Harp' op.514 (October 1999)
Song for childrens' voices and harp
in category Vocal Group
'JAZZ DANCES (for cello and piano)' op.520 (April 2001)
A concert work arranged from 'Dances for two pianos'
in category Cello
'JAZZ DANCES (for violin and piano)' op.520a (April 2001) Audio sample available
A concert arrangement of 'Dances for Two Pianos' for violin and piano
in category Violin
'THE SNOWMAN STAGE SHOW (BALLET IN TWO ACTS, 5-INSTRUMENT VERSION)' op.522 (December 2000)
The definitive stage version of The Snowman as produced at The Peacock Theatre, London 2000-2008 by Sadler's Wells/Birmingham Rep, based on the book by Raymond Briggs and the Channel 4 animated film (arranged for 5 instruments)
in category Ballet
'JACK FROST'S STORM DANCE' op.522A (August 2000)
A new orchestral piece composed for use in the updated version of The Snowman Stage Show and Ballet 2000
in category Overtures, Suites etc.
'PIANO TRIO NO.2' op.524 (2001)
Concert piece in 3 movements, an arrangement of the trio for flute, clarinet and piano (op.25) from the film 'A Few Days'
in category Piano Trio
'Trio For Flute, Viola and Piano' op.524A (January 2001)
Concert piece in 3 movements - an arrangement of the trio for flute, clarinet and piano (op.25)
in category Various
'PENNILLION (for piano trio)' op.525 (2001)
Theme and variations arranged from the original for violin and harp
in category Piano Trio
'PENNILLION (for Cello and Piano)' op.525A (2001)
Theme and variations arranged from the original for violin and harp
in category Cello
'Two Pieces From The Snowman' op.526 (February 2001)
An arrangement for piano quartet
in category Piano Quartet
'Three Short Pieces For Oboe' op.533 (January 2003)
Composed as a 'thankyou present' to ABC Classics after the recording of 'Lifecycle' in Sydney
in category Oboe
'CRADLE SONG (for two trebles and orchestra)' op.545 (April 2005)
An arrangement of "Christmas Lullaby" with a secular lyric
in category Vocal With Orchestra
'SONGS OF TRUTH AND GLORY' op.546 (January 2005)
A cycle of five songs for choir and orchestra composed as 'The Elgar Commission 2005'
in category Chorus & Orchestra
'Three's Company (for piano trio)' op.548 (February 2005)
A re-arrangement of 'Dances for two pianos' for violin, cello and piano
in category Piano Trio
'Le Basson Qui Danse(for bassoon and piano)' op.550 (April 2005)
An arrangement of 'Dances for two pianos'
in category Various
'WINTERDREAM' op.552 (April 2005)
A setting of Keats' 'La Belle Dame sans merci' for children's choir and piano
in category Vocal With Keyboard
'Le Bonhomme de Neige' op.556 (January 1985)
French narration of "The Snowman" (see op.342)
in category Verse & Prose
'Pas De Deux (for piano trio)' op.557 (2005)
Arrangement of the dance duet for The Ice Princess and The Snowman from 'The Snowman Stage Show'
in category Piano Trio
'Walking In The Air' op.558 (September 2005)
A new orchestration by the composer
in category Vocal With Orchestra
'Trio For Flute, Cello and Harp' op.559 (September 2005) Audio sample available
Concert piece in 3 movements - an arrangement of the trio for flute, clarinet and piano (op.25)
in category Various
'Sleep, sleep, happy child' op.564 (January 2006)
Arrangement for SATB and organ of the Nativity section from 'The Passion of Mary'
in category Chorus & Organ
'The Oxen' op.565 (January 2006)
A Christmas song for SATB choir.
in category Chorus & Organ
'ARCHANGEL'S LULLABY (for Viola and Piano)' op.568 (March 2006)
A piece for children
in category Viola
'PENNILLION (for viola and piano)' op.570 (April 2006)
Theme and Variations arranged from the original for violin and harp
in category Viola
'PENNILLION (for violin and piano)' op.571 (April 1994) Audio sample available
Theme and variations arranged from the original for violin and harp
in category Violin
'BURLESQUE SUITE (for clarinet, bassoon and piano)' op.574 (July 2006)
Concert arrangement of Suite:The 'Up and Down Man'
in category Various
'REINDEER DANCE' op.575A (December 2006)
Orchestral concert piece
in category Overtures, Suites etc.
'DANCE OF THE ICE-PRINCESS' op.575B (December 2006)
Orchestral concert piece
in category Overtures, Suites etc.
'JACK FROST'S STORM DANCE' op.575C (December 2006)
Orchestral concert piece
in category Overtures, Suites etc.
'WALKING IN THE AIR (a duet version for treble, tenor & orchestra)' op.576 (August 2006)
A new version of the song from The Snowman composed for Aled Jones
in category Vocal With Orchestra
'THE BEAR for narrator, girl soprano, tenor, baritone and piano' op.578 (January 2007)
Vocal, piano and narration score
in category Vocal With Keyboard
'ARCHANGEL'S LULLABY (for violin and piano)' op.581 (March 2007)
A suite of three pieces for children
in category Violin
'THE DUELLISTS THEME FOR FLUTE & PIANO' op.583B (September 2007)
An arrangement of the famous 'Duellists' theme for flute and piano
in category Flute
'WALKING IN THE AIR (a cappella version for S.A.T, 2 Bar., Bass)' op.585 (July 2007)
developed from a shorter version originally written for The King's Singers
in category A Cappella
'TRIO FOR FLUTE, CLARINET AND HARP' op.598 (May 2009)
Concert piece in 3 movements - an arrangement of the trio for flute, clarinet and piano (op.25)
in category Various
'PENNILLION (for flute,clarinet and piano)' op.600 (June 2009)
An arrangement of the original piece for violin and harp
in category Various
'INVOCATION (for flute, clarinet and piano)' op.601 (June 2009)
Concert piece
in category Various
'ARCHANGEL'S LULLABY (for alto flute, bass clarinet and piano)' op.602 (June 2009)
An arrangement of the piece originally written for 3 cellos
in category Various
'SUITE: THE DUELLISTS (for flute, clarinet and piano)' op.603 (June 2009)
An arrangement of music from the film 'The Duellists'
in category Various
'Laura' op.604 (September 2009) Audio sample available
Piano theme from 'The Duellists' improvised by the composer
in category Piano
'INVOCATION (for soprano vocalise, flute and piano)' op.606 (September 2009)
Concert piece - an arrangement by the composer of the piece for soprano, cello and piano
in category Various
'BASSOON CONCERTO' op.607 (September 2009) Audio sample available
Concerto for bassoon and string orchestra
in category Concertos
'Walking in the air (extract Lifecycle)' op.609 (October 2009)
Concert piece for solo piano as in 'Lifecycle' but transposed to simpler key of D minor
in category Piano
'A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY (FOR STRING QUARTET)' op.611 (March 2010)
Transcription of the suite for string orchestra
in category String Quartet
'SNOWMAN FULL LENGTH STRING QUARTET (with Catalan narration)' op.612a (December 2015)
THE SNOWMAN CONCERT VERSION ARRANGED FOR STRING QUARTET
in category String Quartet
'LIBERATION OF JERSEY FOR CHOIR AND BRASS BAND' op.621a (May 2011)
A version of 'Liberation of Jersey' with choir-part added
in category Childrens Chorus & Orchestra
'WALKING IN THE AIR FOR SATB CHORUS AND PIANO' op.624 (May 2011)
A re-arrangement of version for SATB and Orchestra opus.335a
in category Vocal With Keyboard
'WALKING IN THE AIR FOR SA CHOIR AND PIANO' op.624a (May 2011)
A re-arrangement of the version for SA and Orchestra opus.434 (1981)
in category Vocal With Keyboard
'Dances For Piano Duet' op.648 (April 2013)
An arrangement of 'Dances for two pianos' for one piano four hands
in category Piano duet

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