Words and music for a 'christmas narrative'
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: Ditchling Choral Society
Instrumentation: SATB choir, SATB soloists and orchestra.
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Note on Lyrics: Text by Howard Blake drawing on biblical sources
Duration: 10 mins
First Performance: Hurstpierpoint College, Ditchling Choral Society, soloists and orchestra conducted by Janet Canetty-Clarke, 18th December 1976.
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An orchestration based on an original vocal group 'a cappella' version, op,214. The melody of the lullaby was later developed by the composer into 'Walking in the Air' (see 327A)

Related Works

'LULLABY' op.214 (December 1975)
Words and music for a 'christmas narrative' for a cappella vocal group, commissioned by The Scholars and containing the melody later to be developed into 'Walking in the Air'
'*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

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