SNOWMAN SUITE (for string quartet) op.457 (August 1993)

Concert suite in one movement
Published by: Chester Music
Commissioned by: The Medici Quartet
Duration: 10:16
First Performance: Recording by the Medici Quartet for a Classic FM CD at Air Studios produced by George Martin 1993

Sheet Music Available
Full score for sale
Study score for sale
Instrumental parts for sale
Full score for hire
Study score for hire
Instrumental parts for hire
Available from Chester Music www.musicroom.com

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

Recordings Available
George Martin Presents The Medici Quartet
Recorded: 1995
Artists: Howard Blake, Dudley Moore, John Williams, John Dankworth, Jack Brymer, Barbara Thompson, Francis Monkman

1. George Martin Presents The Medici Quartet CFMCD 5 Classic FM

2. Pavao String Quartet, A Christmas Collection 2007 

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.

Related Works


'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)

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