WALKING IN THE AIR FOR SOLO VIOLIN, SOLO CELLO AND STRING ORCHESTRA op.691 (June 2017)

Published by: highbridge music
Commissioned by: RPO
Instrumentation: VIOLIN, CELLO AND STRING ORCHESTRA
[Key to Abbreviations]
Note on Lyrics: Howard Blake
Duration: 3:30
First Performance: 07 09 2017 Cadogan Hall

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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.

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'THE SNOWMAN CONCERT VERSION for narrator (or film), boy soprano and orchestra' op.323 (October 1983) (Audio Sample Available)
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'THE SNOWMAN CONCERT VERSION FOR NARRATOR, TREBLE AND WIND ORCHESTRA' op.653 (November 2013)
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'THE SNOWMAN RHAPSODY FOR SOLO PIANO' op.663 (August 2014)
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