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This is a short list of the more interesting commercial music tracks composed, conducted and recorded by Howard Blake for television, cinema and radio, selected from over 200 projects.

Many of the film directors with whom he has worked learnt their craft in making what were often brilliant miniatures and Howard attributes much of his skill in orchestration and synchronising music to film to his experience gained in this area.

In general music for commercials is not available, although 'Lakme', used by British Airways for more than 20 years, has become globally famous and is available in many versions on commercial recordings. 

Click on the title of any work for further details.

'BRTISH AIRWAYS THEME TUNE - LAKME' op.333 (March 1984)
Music for a TV advertising film, the launch of the famous duet from Lakme, music leo Delibes, arranged and conducted by Howard Blake
'Baggage, Soccer, World-Cup' op.613 (May 2010)
Three tv ads for HSS
'Shell' op.529 (March 2001)
Music for a TV advertising film
'Tears Of Joy (British Airways)' op.499 (June 1997)
A new arrangement of Lakme for 2 sopranos and piano(see op.333), music for a TV advertising film
'Astra' op.391 (November 1988)
Music for a TV and cinema advertising film to launch the communications satellite
'British Airways' op.348 (1985)
The further use of Delibes' 'Lakme' for a TV advertising film
'British Airways Bizarre, Bazaar' op.315 (April 1982)
Music for a TV advertising film
'Air Canada' op.290 (November 1979)
Music for a TV advertising film
'Boefies Convict' op.278 (February 1979)
Music for a TV advertising film for Richard Williams
'W.H. Smith - Images' op.276 (February 1979)
Music for a TV advertising film for Richard Williams
'Tea Bags - Lyons' op.277 (1979)
Music for a TV advertising film for Richard Williams
'The Pink Panther' op.250 (July 1977)
Music for a TV advertising film for Richard Williams
'ICI Corporate' op.242 (December 1976)
Music for a TV advertising film for orchestra (the LSO)
'Samson' op.240 (November 1976)
Music for an animated TV film by Richard Williams GRAND PRIX DU CINEMA, CANNES FESTIVAL 1977
'Sutherland Spread' op.216 (November 1975)
Music for a TV advertising film for Richard Williams
'Embassy American' op.215 (October 1975)
Music for an animated cinema advertising film directed by Richard Williams. CELNE AWARD, NEW YORK 1977
'Eye Dew' op.207 (August 1975)
Cinema Commercial for Richard Williams
'Van Den Bergh Tea Time' op.206 (1975)
Music for a TV advertising film for Richard Williams
'Birds Angel Delight' op.182 (April 1974)
Music for an animated TV film by Richard Williams
'Briedel La Vache (2 versions)' op.183 (April 1974)
Music for an animated TV film by Richard Williams
'Barclays Bank' op.180 (March 1974)
Music for an animated TV film by Richard Williams
'Briedel Camembert' op.181 (March 1974)
Music for an animated TV film by Richard Williams
'King Cadbury' op.178 (January 1974)
Music for an animated TV film by Richard Williams
'The Times' op.168 (October 1973)
The first-ever English radio commercial, with Frank Muir
'KP Nuts' op.140 (October 1971)
Music for a TV advertising film
'Carroll's' op.127 (August 1971)
A succesful theme tune for an Irish TV advertising film
'Mothercare' op.128 (August 1971)
Music for a TV advertising film
'W.H. Smith' op.107 (January 1971)
A 'Fugue for Moog' for a TV film
'Alpen' op.106 (January 1971)
Music for a launch campaign for TV advertising
'Birds Eye' op.112 (1971)
Music for a TV advertising film directed by Ridley Scott
'W.H. Smith - Rocket' op.118 (1971)
Music for a TV advertising film
'KP Nuts' op.120 (1971)
An experiment for a TV advertising film using multi-tracked bicycle sounds
'Goodyear Tyres' op.121 (1971)
A 'travelling' jazz trumpet solo for a TV advertising film
'SR' op.123 (1971)
Music for a TV advertising film directed by Ridley Scott
'Nescafe' op.89a (1970)
Music for a TV advertising film
'Junglies (Rowntrees)' op.91 (1970)
A 'George Formby' track for TV
'Matchmakers' op.100 (1970)
Music for a TV film
'Pabst' op.102 (1970)
Music for USA TV films and radio
'Gillette' op.104 (1970)
Music for film and TV advertising
'Dunlop' op.76 (October 1969)
A scat jazz vocal by Jon Hendrix with big band
'Mothercare' op.83 (1969)
An experiment with multi-tracked harps
'Ribena' op.75 (1969)
Music for a TV advertising film
'Maximise' op.73 (1969)
Music for a TV advertising film directed by Ridley Scott
'Dunlop' op.45 (1969)
music for a tv film series for Dunlop
'Four Commercials for TV' op.48 (1969)
"Jaffa", "Gipsy Cream", "Hearty Joe", "Kleenex"
'Nescafe' op.64 (1969)
Music for a tv film series, commissioned by Masius Wynne-Williams
'Singer Sewing Machines' op.66 (1969)
TV Ad Demo
'Bounty (The Taste Of Paradise)' op.69 (1969)
The long-running theme-tune for TV and cinema advertising
'J & B Whisky- Train' op.37 (1968)
Music for a cinema advertising film directed by Peter Collinson
'St Moritz' op.38 (1968)
The launch music for a cinema advertising film
'Courage Light Brigade' op.40 (1968)
The music for a TV advertising film directed by Terry Donovan, TV MAIL BEST SOUND TRACK 1968
'Pathfinders' op.41 (1968)
The long-running theme music for ICI Corporate TV advertising
'Three TV advertising films directed by Peter Collinson' op.20 (September 1966)
Tracks for Picador, Camay and Co-op
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