SKETCHES FOR A SYMPHONY
An uncompleted project Published by:
Highbridge Music Ltd
Composer's note: On 'dropping-out' of London in early 1970 I first began to explore the possibilities of symphonic music combined with film, an idea which had fascinated me since schooldays. A theme came to me whilst walking on Cornish beaches which seemed representative of Innocence and Transcendence and I placed it as the opening theme of this ambitious 'symphony' project. I eventually added a lyric to this theme entitled 'Walking in the air' which was used in the animated film 'The snowman' (1982). Although I wrote many sketches both in terms of script and music, I could not at that time pull them together and I shelved the project. However the gradual evolution and addition of music during the creation of the ballet 'The Snowman' (1993) and 'The Stage Show of the Snowman' (1993/2000) finally all linked up together into 'The Snowman Symphony' (2009) as yet unreleased.