SNOWMAN INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT FOR NINE PLAYERS op.696 (February 2018)

A Dutch re-arrangement of the complete film score
Published by: highbridge music/chester music
This arrangement by: Michael Havenith (Holland)
Commissioned by: Chester
Instrumentation: Fl, Cl. Hn, hp. Vn 1 & 2, Va, Vc Cb

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Note on Lyrics: No text, instrumental version only
Duration: 26 mins

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.

Related Works


'THE SNOWMAN CONCERT VERSION (to be performed with optional projected film, or narration, or both), for boy soprano and orchestra' op.323 (October 1983) (Audio Sample Available)
A concert version of the score for the animated film
'THE SNOWMAN (ANIMATED CHILDREN'S FILM)' op.310 (September 1982)
Channel 4 animated film directed by Diane Jackson, wordless except for the featured song, 'Walking in the Air', music and lyrics by Howard Blake who also composed, orchestrated and conducted the score. Oscar nomination, best short film; BAFTA best children's programme; Bafta TV nomination - best graphics; Grand Prix Tampere International Short Film Festival etc
'LE BONHOMME DE NEIGE (for narrator , treble and orchestra)' op.342 (January 1985)
A French version of 'The Snowman'
''THE SNOWMAN' CONCERT VERSION FOR STRING ORCHESTRA' op.632 (June 2012)
A new version of the complete 26-minute classic animated film score made at the request of Sir Neville Marriner, with optional parts for treble and narrator and optional film projection)
'THE SNOWMAN CONCERT VERSION FOR NARRATOR, TREBLE AND WIND ORCHESTRA' op.653 (November 2013)
THE SNOWMAN FOR WIND BAND (see also 323c)

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