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
Published by: Chester Music
Commissioned by: Originally commissioned as a 1-act ballet for Gothenburg Opera 1993. Extended to 2 acts for Scottish Ballet 2000
Instrumentation: 2121 2100 2pc pno/cel str
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Note on Lyrics: Lyrics for the songs 'Walking in the air' and 'Golden crowns with jewels gleaming' by Howard Blake
Duration: 85 mins
First Performance: I-act version at Stora Teater Gothenburg Dec.1993. Extended 2-act version by Scottish Ballet, Dec. 2002, tour of 43 performances: Theatre Royal Glasgow/Edinburgh Festival Theatre/Aberdeen/Eden Theatre Inverness

All sheet music for "The Snowman" and "Walking In The Air" since 2010 is published and available from Chester Music Ltd, part of The Music Sales Group, www.chesternovello.com It can be purchased online from MusicRoom.com, or from music retailers.

"Walking In The Air" is also available in a concert piano-only version arranged by the composer direct from Highbridge Music as part of the collection of piano pieces called "Lifecycle", available form Amazon or from Highbridge Music; enquiries to anna@annamenzies.com

Howard Blake describes 25 years of The Snowman animated film and 10 years of The Snowman Stage Show at Sadler's Wells Peacock Theatre in London's West End and plays "Walking in the Air". View the recording here.

The classic original Columbia album conducted by Howard Blake with treble soloist Peter Auty and narration by Bernard Cribbins is available from Sony Music Entertainment CDX71116CD, Amazon and retailers.

The 2010 DVD film of The Snowman Live Stage Show narrated by Joanna Lumley is available from Sony Music Entertainment, CDR 81267; also from Amazon and retailers.

Notes

Scottish Ballet and orchestra, conductors Alan Barker and Richard Stonor. Elements added from the Snowman Stage Show - The Ice Princess and Jack Frost.

Performances

3rd November 2014
- 9th November 2014
Peacock touring dance company, Tampere auditorium

Related Works


'THE SNOWMAN BALLET (ORCHESTRAL VERSION IN ONE ACT)' op.452 (July 1993)
A ballet with choreography by Robert North and music by Howard Blake

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