*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

baritone & harpsichord: 'TOCCATA OF GALUPPI'S', FLUTE CONCERTINO (1978)

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