Lyrics & Texts by Howard Blake
Howard has written lyrics for his songs, such as 'Walking in the Air', compiled scenarios for major works such as Benedictus' and librettos such as that for 'The Station'. There are also essays, poems and the dialogue 'Schoenberg's cosmic blunder'. This is a complete list. See also the Verse and Prose category under "Musical Works" on the left of this page.
'A FEW DAYS'
op.6 (November 1962)
Poem by Howard Blake, spoken by Elona Thomas
'THE NEW NATIONAL SONGBOOK'
op.190 (November 1974)
Texts: lyrics by Howard Blake (Eng) inspired by a book called "The English Difference" by Paul Jennings
op.282 (May 1980)
Text compiled by the composer from "The Rule of St Benedict" and "The Hound of Heaven" by Francis Thompson (see Lyrics)
op.393 (January 1988)
Words and music by Howard Blake, adapted from the story-book by John Burningham
op.398 (August 1989)
Lyrics by Howard Blake
op.428 (January 2011)
Text for an unpublished book by Howard Blake, copyright held by the author, all rights reserved. Any text that may be considered incorrect or in any way offensive will be considered for correction on receipt of recognised and authenticated communication
'I'M ALL RIGHT JACK'
op.597 (January 2009)
Book:Alan Hackney 1958; Libretto: Howard Blake/Alan Hackney 1984 (unfinished); revised Jan. 2009