ORCHESTRAL CATEGORIES

[SYMPHONY] [CONCERTOS] [OVERTURES, SUITES ETC.] [ORCHESTRA & NARRATOR] [ORCHESTRAL FILM SUITES] [VOCAL WITH ORCHESTRA] [LIBRARY] [STRING ORCHESTRA]

A3 full scores or A4 study scores are usually hired, but may be bought. Orchestral parts are usually hired for a period of a month, or longer by negotiation.

SYMPHONY

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'THE DUELLISTS SYMPHONY' op.642 (January 2013)
Music arranged and adapted from the film score - an orchestral concert work in 7 movements
'THE SNOWMAN SYMPHONY' op.595 (January 2010)
A work combining the music of 'The Snowman' (both the film and the ballet) into a symphony for SATB chorus and orchestra
'TOCCATA - A CELEBRATION OF THE ORCHESTRA' op.386 (May 1988) Listen to this Work
A 'concerto for orchestra' in an extended one-movement form consisting of a toccata, fugue and finale
'MOVEMENT FOR ORCHESTRA' op.42 (January 1967)
Concert work in one movement - 'Impressions of a city'
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CONCERTOS

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'CONCERTINO FOR HARP AND STRINGS' op.688 (June 2017)
'THE MUSIC BOX'
'SLEEPWALKING FOR SOPRANO VOCALISE AND STRING ORCHESTRA' op.687 (May 2017)
An arrangement of the work originally for 8 cellos and soprano
'ELEGIA STRAVAGANTE, DUO CONCERTANTE FOR SOLO VIOLIN, SOLO CELLO AND ORCHESTRA' op.686 (February 2017)
A double concerto for soloists and orchestra (adapted from the Piano Trio no. 3, composed 2014)
'OBOE CONCERTO (REVISED VERSION 2016)' op.683 (August 2016)
Concert work for oboe and strings
'THE ENCHANTMENT OF VENUS FOR BASSOON AND STRING ORCHESTRA' op.655 (January 2014)
a concertino - an arrangement of the work originally for basset clarinet
'THE ENCHANTMENT OF VENUS, concertino for basset-clarinet and string orchestra' op.566a (June 2011)
An arrangement for basset-clarinet and string orchestra of a work originally for basset-clarinet and piano
'DIVERSIONS FOR SOLO CELLO AND STRING ORCHESTRA' op.623 (April 2011)
Concert work
'BASSOON CONCERTO' op.607 (September 2009) Listen to this Work
Concerto for bassoon and string orchestra
'FLUTE CONCERTO' op.493A (October 1996) Listen to this Work
A transcription from the original Flute Quintet.
'VIOLIN CONCERTO (THE LEEDS)' op.441 (July 1992) Listen to this Work
A Concerto for violin and orchestra
'Diversions For Marimba And Orchestra' op.439 (September 1991)
A transcription of 'Diversions for cello and orchestra'
'PIANO CONCERTO' op.412 (April 1991) Listen to this Work
Concerto for piano and orchestra to celebrate the 30th birthday of Diana, Princess of Wales
'DIVERSIONS FOR CELLO AND ORCHESTRA' op.337 (September 1984) Listen to this Work
A concerto for cello in the form of a suite in 8 movements
'Concert Dances (For Piano And Orchestra)' op.334 (May 1984)
A Concertante Suite for Piano And Orchestra
'CLARINET CONCERTO' op.329 (February 1984) Listen to this Work
Concerto for clarinet and chamber orchestra commisssioned and premiered by THEA KING
'CONCERTO FOR OBOE AND STRING ORCHESTRA' op.131B (July 1971)
A transcription from the original oboe quintet.
'Rhapsody For A Summer's Night' op.5E (December 1962)
A piece for piano and orchestra
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OVERTURES, SUITES ETC.

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'MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (SHAKESPEARE) - SUITE FOR ORCHESTRA' op.656 (March 2014)
A suite for 3 sopranos and small orchestra created from the music of Adrian Noble's Royal Shakespeare Company film
'Saraband of true delights (Shakespeare)' op.347a (January 2014)
Short instrumental concert piece - excerpt 'As you like it'
'SUITE FROM THE BALLET 'THE SNOWMAN' (FOR SATB CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA)' op.575 (November 2009)
Concert work for SATB and orchestra (optional solo treble in Walking in the Air) in 6 movements
'REINDEER DANCE' op.575A (December 2006)
Orchestral concert piece
'DANCE OF THE ICE-PRINCESS' op.575B (December 2006)
Orchestral concert piece
'JACK FROST'S STORM DANCE' op.575C (December 2006)
Orchestral concert piece
'JACK FROST'S STORM DANCE' op.522A (August 2000)
A new orchestral piece composed for use in the updated version of The Snowman Stage Show and Ballet 2000
'Happy Birthday To Guy' op.499A (July 1997)
For Guy Woolfenden's birthday
'LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI' op.462 (May 1994)
A Gothic tone-poem for large orchestra
'Concert Dances for Orchestra' op.432 (February 1992)
An orchestral arrangement of 'Dances for two pianos'
'THE CONQUEST OF SPACE' op.381 (February 1988) Listen to this Work
An orchestral overture work commissioned to celebrate the launch of the European satellite, ASTRA
'Suite: The Up And Down Man' op.345 (January 1985)
Burlesque suite for orchestra
'NURSERY RHYME OVERTURE (and guessing game)' op.335 (September 1984)
A children's concert work for orchestra
'BALLET SUITE: THE COURT OF LOVE' op.286 (November 1979)
An orchestral concert work
'FOUR MINIATURES' op.7 (1962)
A concert suite in 4 movements for small orchestra.
'Fanfare' op.7C (1962)
A fanfare for the National Film Theatre
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ORCHESTRA & NARRATOR

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'THE SNOWMAN CONCERT VERSION for narrator (or film), boy soprano and orchestra' op.323 (October 1983) Listen to this Work
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)
'SNOWMAN FOR NARRATOR OR FILM, BOY SOPRANO AND WIND ORCHESTRA' op.323c (November 2013)
Snowman for wind band (see also 653)
'THE BEAR CONCERT VERSION (for narrator or film), girl soprano, tenor, baritone and orchestra' op.510 (April 1999)
A concert work based on the score created for the animated film
'The Up And Down Man (with narration)' op.392 (December 1988)
Burlesque suite for orchestra
'The Snowman - schools version' op.369 (1986)
The complete score of The Snowman concert version for narrator, boy soprano (amplified) or SATB chorus in an easy-to-play version for schools
'The Remarkable Rocket' op.354 (October 1985)
A concert work for narrator and orchestra
'LE BONHOMME DE NEIGE (for narrator , treble and orchestra)' op.342 (January 1985)
A French version of 'The Snowman'
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ORCHESTRAL FILM SUITES

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'THE DUELLISTS (SECOND SUITE FOR ORCHESTRA)' op.593 (September 2008)
An arrangement of music from the film 'The Duellists' for orchestra
'THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS' op.538 (July 2003)
Concert version of the film title music
'SUITE: 'THE DUELLISTS'' op.492 (September 1996)
Orchestral suite adapted from the film score
'SUITE: AGATHA' op.472 (October 1994) Listen to this Work
Orchestral concert suite adapted from the film score
'SUITE: FLASH GORDON' op.453 (June 1993)
Orchestral concert suite adapted from the film score
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VOCAL WITH ORCHESTRA

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'ALED JONES 'WALKING IN THE AIR' DUET VERSION FOR TENOR, TREBLE, AND STRING ORCHESTRA' op.681 (August 2016)
An arrangement specially created for Aled Jones for ONE VOICE AT CHRISTMAS a recording using his treble voice recording of 1985 along with his tenor voice of the present-day
'WALKING IN THE AIR (a duet version for treble, tenor & orchestra)' op.576 (August 2006)
A new version of the song from The Snowman composed for Aled Jones
'Walking In The Air' op.558 (September 2005)
A new orchestration by the composer
'CRADLE SONG (for two trebles and orchestra)' op.545 (April 2005)
An arrangement of "Christmas Lullaby" with a secular lyric
'Somewhere A Star Shines For Everyone' op.509 (April 1999)
A song for girl soprano, tenor, baritone and orchestra from 'The Bear'
'Coronach (for mezzo soprano and string orchestra)' op.484 (1995)
A setting of a Scottish lament
'Farewell My Gentle Harp (for Tenor, Harp and Strings)' op.460 (September 1993)
Arranged from the original for soprano and harp
'CHRISTMAS LULLABY' op.413 (April 1990)
Duet for soprano, mezzo-soprano and orchestra
'SHAKESPEARE SONGS (for tenor and string orchestra)' op.378a (October 1987)
Song-cycle
'When We Meet Again' op.18 (1966)
Song with orchestral backing
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LIBRARY

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'THEME MUSIC' op.27 (May 1967)
An instrumental album composed and played by Howard Blake and ensemble
'SCORPIO' op.17A (May 1966)
organ instrumental
'SHARK' op.16B (August 1965)
organ instrumental
'THEME FROM H' op.16A (August 1965)
Organ instrumental
'Hammond In Percussion' op.16 (1965)
Arrangements and compositions created for an EMI instrumental solo album
'Latin Moon' op.13 (1964)
An orchestral piece for a film library
'Youre nobody till somebody loves you' op.14 (1964)
BBC arrangement of a Frank Sinatra song for big band
'Symphonic Extract' op.9 (1963)
An orchestral piece for a film library
'Happy Occasion' op.10 (1963)
An orchestral piece for a film library
'Julie' op.11 (1963)
An orchestral piece for a film library
'Faster Than That' op.7B (1962)
An orchestral piece for a film library
'Blue Sea and Evening Sky' op.5C (May 1960)
An orchestral piece for a film library
'Remembrance March' op.5B (1960)
An orchestral piece for a film library
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STRING ORCHESTRA

Works for string orchestra only

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''THE SNOWMAN FANTASIA' - 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)
'SUITE:A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY' op.446 (June 1992) Listen to this Work
A concert work for string orchestra adapted from the film score
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