This arrangement by: Philip Littlemore
Commissioned by: Chester Music
Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flutes (min4), Oboes (min.2), Clarinets (min.6), Bass clarinet, Alto Saxophones (min.2), Tenor Saxophone, Baritone saxophone, French Horns (min.2), Trumpets (min. 2), Trombones (min.2), Euphonium, Tuba, String Bass, Harp, Piano, Percussion 1 (various incl. timpani) & 2 (various)

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Note on Lyrics: Howard Blake
Duration: 26 mins
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Available from chester music/music sales

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.

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.

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 (ANIMATED CHILDREN'S FILM)' op.310 (September 1982)
Channel 4 animated film directed by Diane Jackson, wordless except for the featured song, 'Walking in the Air', music and lyrics by Howard Blake who also composed, orchestrated and conducted the score. Oscar nomination, best short film; BAFTA best children's programme; Bafta TV nomination - best graphics; Grand Prix Tampere International Short Film Festival etc
'LE BONHOMME DE NEIGE (for narrator , treble and orchestra)' op.342 (January 1985)
A French version of 'The Snowman'
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 SNOWMAN FOR BRASS' op.596 (September 2008)
Arranged by Alfred Tubb

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