THE REMARKABLE ROCKET op.189 (August 1974)

Score for an animated film of the Oscar Wilde story for CBS/Reader's Digest with narration by David Niven
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: CBS / Readers Digest / Potterton Productions, Montreal
Instrumentation: Orchestra
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Duration: 30 mins
First Performance: Players from the Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Howard Blake, 27th August 1974, Quebec Sound, Montreal, Canada
Sheet Music Available
Full score for hire
Recordings Available

Video: 'The Selfish Giant' and 'The Remarkable Rocket'- RDV 87-009


Directed by Gerry Potterton

A concert version for narrator and orchestra is also available (see op.354)


4th October 2013 As part of the festival and 75th birthday celebrations, Howard Blake introduces (in German) a programme of projected film excerpts featuring his film scores, Filmkunsttheater Metropol, Dusseldorf 7.30pm Die Filmmusik von Howard Blake Vortrag von und mit Howard Blake in deutscher Sprache mit Filmausschnitten

Related Works

'*THE REMARKABLE ROCKET' op.354 (October 1985)
A concert work for narrator (or film) and orchestra

Related Autobiography Chapters

Israel, The Piano Quartet, The Remarkable Rocket, The New National Songbook (1974)
Vladimir Ashkenazy records the piano music for Decca (2013)

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