A script created for an animated film of the song-cycle (op. 451)
Note on Lyrics: Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson. Scripted film treatment by Howard Blake
Duration: 24 mins
Sheet Music Available
Full score for sale
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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.

Recordings Available
The Land of Counterpane
Released: 2007
Recorded: 25th March 2007
Artists: The Choir of The Mary Erskine School and The Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Howard Blake. With David Rentoul (speaker)
Available from: Highbridge Music

A CD is available from Highbridge Music recorded by Mary Erskine School Choir with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by the composer.

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.


As with Howard Blake's previous animated film project (The Snowman) the music score and lyrics of 'The Land of Counterpane' are the same for the animated film as they are for the concert work.

Related Works

'*THE LAND OF COUNTERPANE' op.451 (May 1993) (Audio Sample Available)
A song-cycle to poems by Robert Louis Stevenson for male speaker, film (optional), choir and orchestra

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