The complete score of The Snowman concert version for narrator, boy soprano (amplified) or SATB chorus in an easy-to-play version for schools
Published by: Chester Music CH 078001
Instrumentation: fl,ob(or fl2),2cl,2a/sax in Eb,bsn(or bcl),2hn,2tr in Bb,trb,tuba, recorders(desc,treble,ten) rhythm gtrs,bgtr,,piano duet,timpani, classroom percussion and orchestral percussion 1&2; boy soprano (preferably amplified) or SATB chorus, Strings consisting of Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola (or Violin 3), Cello, Double Bass. (contact Chester Music for complete list and hire fees etc)
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Note on Lyrics: Lyrics and narration written by Howard Blake
Duration: 26 mins
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 Full score is available from Chester Music CH 078001-01

 The piano part in this version is arranged for piano duet and is available separately from Chester Music CH 78001-02

The Solo/SATB chorus part is available separately from Chester Music CH 78012

All other material is available from Chester Music CH78001

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, It can be purchased online from, 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.

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.


Lyrics of 'Walking in the Air' by Howard Blake

We're walking in the air,
We're floating in the moonlit sky,
The people far below are sleeping as we fly.

I'm holding very tight,
I'm riding in the midnight blue,
I'm finding I can fly so high above with you.

On across the world
The villages go by like dreams,
The rivers and the hills,
The forests and the streams.

Children gaze open mouthed,
Taken by surprise,
Nobody down below believes their eyes.

We're surfing in the air,
We're swimming in the frozen sky,
We're drifting over icy
Mountains floating by.

Suddenly swooping low on an ocean deep,
Rousing up a mighty monster from his sleep,

We're walking in the air,
We're floating in the midnight sky
And everyone who sees us greets us as we fly

Related Works

'*THE SNOWMAN CONCERT VERSION (to be performed with optional projected film, or narration, or both), for boy soprano and orchestra' op.323 (October 1983) (Audio Sample Available)
A concert version of the score for the animated film

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