The song for the animated film 'Granpa' Published by:
Highbridge Music Ltd
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Lyrics by Howard Blake
Aled Jones and Howard as a surprise item in a concert at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, January 17, 1986
Sheet Music Available
Piano / Vocal score for sale
Kenneth Smith (flute), Paul Rhodes (piano)
Sinfonietta for Brass - Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band. James Watson (principal conductor)
GRANPA CD CBS HB1 1988
The inspiration for the song and for the score of 'Granpa' came from a New Year's Eve hospital visit to Howard's father with his daughter, then aged 6. Their relationship mirrored John Burningham's story of the little girl and her fast-fading grandfather and Howard had the idea of creating a theme which was a counter-melody to 'Auld Lang Syne', as a song of fond farewell. The song was later orchestrated and recorded by Sarah Brightman as part of the completed film score.
'GRANPA (an animated film)'
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Score, songs and lyrics for a Channel 4 animated film featuring the voices of Peter Ustinov and Sarah Brightman. PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL
An animated children's opera (awarded the Prix Jeunesse International)