FILM & TV SCORES
This is a complete list of scores composed, produced and conducted by the composer. Scores are only available as a special order. Durations indicate the amount of music written, not the overall length of the film. Click on the title of any work for further details.
'THE SNOWMAN - FILM OF THE LIVE STAGE SHOW'
op.628 (November 2010)
DVD VIDEO FILM with additional narration spoken by Joanna Lumley. Made for Sony Music Entertainment UK. Executive producers Stuart Rogers and Howard Blake
'Abbas Kiarostami's Ten'
op.530A (January 2002)
'Walking in the Air' effectively used as end-title music for a feature film
'MY LIFE SO FAR'
op.508 (June 1999)
Score for a feature film (with Beethoven excerpts conducted by Sir Simon Rattle), starring Colin Firth, Rosemary Harris, Irene Jacob, Malcom MacDowell, Mary Elisabeth Mastrantonio, directed by Hugh Hudson, produced by Sir David Puttnam
'THE BEAR (an animated film)'
op.496 (March 1998)
Songs and score for an animated film made for Channel 4 featuring the song 'Somewhere a star shines for everyone', sung on the film by 'discovery' Charlotte Church.
'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM'
op.487 (November 1995)
Songs and score for a film of The Royal Shakespeare Company's production, starring Alex Jennings and Lindsay Duncan.
'Paralympics (Dare All)'
op.425 (April 1991)
A miniature cantata for chorus and orchestra with words and music created overnight for ITV's 'Challenge Anneka'
'A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY'
op.374 (November 1986)
Score for the feature film starring Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth, directed by Pat O'Connor, produced by Ken Trodd. BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE ANTHONY ASQUITH AWARD FOR MUSICAL EXCELLENCE
'THE CANTERVILLE GHOST'
op.365 (June 1986)
Score for a film of the Oscar Wilde story, starring Sir John Gielgud as the ghost
op.319a (February 1983)
'The Theme from The Snowman' used in the 'Tangerine Dream' soundtrack
'THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (USA version)'
op.320A (January 1983)
Score for a feature film starring David Keith and directed by Frank Roddam - an alternative 'all-American' score recorded in Hollywood
A theme created as a demo for Tony White/Animus
op.314 (October 1982)
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Music supervised, arranged, conducted (and in some instances played) by Howard Blake for the feature film directed by Tony Scott starring Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie
'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
'DOWN AT THE HYDRO'
op.318 (July 1982)
Score for a TV film starring Jean Simmons and Ian Carmichael, one of the Granada series 'All for love'.
op.312 (September 1981)
Score for a BBC TV film starring Helen Mirren
op.298 (February 1981)
Production orchestrations for Henry Mancini for the Blake Edwards feature starring Julie Andrews, James Garner and Robert Preston. Henry Mancini was awarded Oscar for best adaptation of score
op.293 (September 1980)
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Score for the feature film directed by Mike Hodges, produced by Dino de Laurentiis. Score in collaboration with 'Queen' with whom he shared a BRITISH ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION
'OUR JOHN WILLIE'
op.289 (November 1979)
Score for a children's BBC TV series directed by Marilyn Fox
op.288 (October 1979)
Score for a BBC TV film directed by Rodney Bennett
op.284 (August 1979)
Score for the USA/UK feature film starring David Janssen, Ian Holm, Helen Mirren, David Warner, Cloris Leachman
op.274 (January 1979)
Theme music (the music-box theme) for the feature film starring George C.Scott. Director Peter Medak
'THE ODD JOB'
op.269 (June 1978)
Score for the feature film starring David Jason and Graham Chapman. Director Peter Medak
op.265 (April 1978)
Musical direction for the feature film starring Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave and directed by Michael Apted
op.264 (April 1978)
Score for the cinema feature film starring Donald Sutherland and Stephane Audran. Directed by Claude Chabrol
op.247 (March 1977)
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Score for the feature film directed by Ridley Scott, produced by David Puttnam. SPECIAL JURY PRIZE CANNES FESTIVAL 1977: IVOR NOVELLO BEST SCORE NOMINATION 1977.
op.229 (August 1976)
A BBC Signature Tune for TV
op.198 (March 1975)
Musical direction for a film by Graham Baker. BEST SHORT FILM, CHICAGO 1975
Music for a film about the artist, BRITISH ACADEMY AWARD FOR A SHORT FACTUAL FILM
'PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN'
A guide track created for Henry Mancini for the title sequences of Blake Edwards' Clouzot feature-film starring Peter Sellers. The brief was to include and satirise famous film moments and was animated by Tony White at the Richard Williams Studio
'THE REMARKABLE ROCKET'
op.189 (August 1974)
Score for an animated film of the Oscar Wilde story for CBS/Reader's Digest with narration by David Niven
'THE RAINBOW BOYS'
op.163 (February 1973)
Score for a Canadian feature film starring Donald Pleasance. Kate Reid and Don Calfa
op.136 (September 1971)
Music for an architectural project
'ALL THE WAY UP'
Score and song for a cinema feature film starring Warren Mitchell
'SOME WILL, SOME WON'T'
Score for an English comedy film featuring Ronnie Corbett, Leslie Phillips, Dennis Price, Michael Hordern, Thora Hird
op.43 (September 1968)
A score for a film by a mime artist
op.54 (August 1968)
Film score starting the 4th series of 'The Avengers'
op.53 (July 1968)
Film score for "The Avengers" TV Series
'A TWISTED NERVE'
op.47 (July 1968)
An arrangement of the main theme of the film for composer Bernard Hermann. Starring Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett
'A Job In Coal'
op.34 (June 1968)
Score for a documentary film, commissioned by Dateline Films
'THE LOST CONTINENT'
op.36 (April 1968)
Theme tune for the Hammer feature film written at the request of composer Gerard Schurmann and composed, played and recorded by Howard Blake on Hammond organ with rhythm section. Starring Eric Porter, Hildegard Neff, Victor Madden, Nigel Stock, Suzanna Leigh
Score for a short film, commissioned by Stuart Cooper/Sawbuck productions
op.30 (June 1967)
Score for a documentary film about Billingsgate Market, commissioned by Dateline Films
'RIDE OF THE VALKYRIE'
op.28 (May 1967)
A film score for 'Zero', a film by Peter Brook starring Zero Mostel, part three of the trilogy 'Red,White and Zero'
'I'LL NEVER FORGET WHAT'S 'IS NAME'
Two arrangements for Francis Lai for a feature film starring Oliver Reed, Orson Welles, Carol White, Michael Hordern, Marianne Faithfull, Edward Fox, directed by Michael Winner
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