*THE ODD JOB op.269 (June 1978)

Score for the feature film starring David Jason and Graham Chapman. Director Peter Medak
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: Mark Forstater/Chrysalis Records
Instrumentation: orchestra
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Note on Lyrics: End title song lyrics by Howard Blake
Duration: 40 mins
First Performance: Recorded CTS 1 15/16 June 1978


Featuring David Jason and Graham Chapman. Directed by Peter Medak, producer Mark Forstater


21st August 2014
- 21st August 2016
Four recently-published books have included biographical/critical articles on Howard Blake,

1. DREAM REPAiRMAN - a biography by Howard's close friend and top film editor Jim Clark which mentions the ill-fated score for the Dustin Hoffman film 'Agatha' on which they worked.

Jim Clark, LandMarc Press (UK)

 2. BATHED IN LIGHTNING - a book about Sixties music-session men which concentrates on the great guitarist John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu) but mentions a great many others including Howard who worked with John at that time

Colin Harper, Outline Press (UK)

 3. THE ENCYCYCLOPAEDIA OF FILM COMPOSERS - a tome that tries to detail all of the well-known film composers since the start of cinema including a feature on Howard Blake.

Thoms S. Hischak, Rowman and Littlefield (USA)

 4. ENCOUNTERS WITH BRITISH COMPOSERS - Well-written articles about contemporary composers drawn directly from live interviews, including a lively one with Howard

Andrew Palmer The Boydell Press (UK)



Related Autobiography Chapters

The Riddle of the Sands,Blood Relatives,Agatha,The Odd Job,The Moon Stallion (1978)
The Changeling, S.O.S.Titanic, Benedictus, Gentlefolk, Our John Willie (1979)

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