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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Lyric by Howard Blake 2004
Daylight ending, night beginning,
Blackbird quietly homeward winging,
Evening star a jewel appearing
In the gently dark'ning sky
Families to their homes returning,
Setting fires and candles burning,
Gleams of light like fingers stealing
Softly round the passers-by.
Distant voices faintly heard,
Here a cry and there a word,
Sounds of tears and sudden laughter
Quelling all our fear.
Close nearby a mother singing,
Infant son son to his cradle bringing,
Moonlight through the windows streaming,
Casting spells on children dreaming
Safe and sound and sleeping till
The dawn shall rise on another day.
|10th October 2006||Martlesham Cantilena Choir directed by Helen Patricia Burrows, St John's Ipswich, 7.15; Suffolk Festival of the Performing Arts|