A version of the Snowman song for string quartet, extracted from the Suite for String Quartet
Published by: Chester Music
Commissioned by: Edinburgh Quartet
Duration: 6:24
First Performance: Recording for Naxos release June 27 2011 Edinburgh Quartet
Sheet Music Available
Full score for sale
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Instrumental parts for sale
Instrumental parts for hire

Score and parts available from Chester Music www.musicroom.com


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.

Recordings Available
Christmas In Vienna
Recorded: 21st December 1997
Artists: Walking in the Air, Placido Domingo, Sarah Brightman, Helmut Lotti, Riccardo Cocciante

Cliff at Christmas
Recorded: 2003
Artists: Cliff Richard

String Quartets - Spieltrieb, Leda and the Swan, A Month in the Country, String Trio
Released: 2011
Recorded: 5th June 2010
Artists: Edinburgh Quartet - Tristan Gurney, Philip Burrin, Michael Beeston, Mark Bailey
Available from: Amazon UK Amazon US Naxos Records

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

Walking In The Air
Recorded: 1992
Artists: Kenneth Smith (flute), Paul Rhodes (piano)

You Raise Me Up - The Best of Aled Jones
Recorded: 2006
Artists: Walking in the Air

Naxos release June 27 2011 Edinburgh Quartet

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.


17th October 2011

The Edinburgh Quartet celebrated its 50th anniversary by commissioning a quartet with the title 'Spieltrieb' ("the urge to play"), given its first performance in the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh on February 19th 2010 and since recorded on Naxos along with four other new works. On Monday 17th October they will be playing on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' programme.

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