Snowman for wind band (see also 653)
Published by: Chester Music Ltd to rent 'The Snowman' music or film for projection contact the hire librarian: Ada
This arrangement by: Phillip Littlemore (for Chester Music)
Commissioned by: Chester
Note on Lyrics: Howard Blake
Duration: 26 mins
First Performance: Dordrechts Philharmisch Orkest, Dordrecht, nr. Rotterdam, Netherlands, Dec.21, 2013

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, It can be purchased online from, 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

Recordings Available
The Snowman - London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded: May 2006
Artists: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Chris Jarvis (narrator), David Parry (conductor)

The Snowman & The Bear
Recorded: 14th December 2003
Artists: City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. Anthony Inglis (conductor), Jim Chim (narrator)

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.


21st December 2013 The Orchestra will be performing a new arrangement by Phillip Littlemore Dordrechts Philharmonisch Orkest, city of Dordrecht, Netherlands Conductor and director Jan Gerrit Adema., Benevia Muziekcentrum 19.30 CET

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 Piano Score , Treble and Narrator' op.323a (November 1983)
The complete concert work based on the animated film, arranged for narrator, boy soprano and piano by the composer
'Walking in the air (Theme from 'The Snowman') for voice and piano' op.323b (September 1983)
The song from the animated film of 'The Snowman' extracted from the complete score arranged for piano by the composer

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