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Howard Blake


  (1938 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Highbridge Music  

Grew up in Brighton, singing roles as a boy soprano, at 18 winning scholarship to the Royal academy of Music. Numerous film scores, including 'the Duellists' for Ridley Scott (Special Jury award, CAnnes), 'a Month in the Country' with Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth (BFI anthony asquith award for musical excEllence), and 'the Snowman', which was nominated for an Oscar after its first screening on in 1982 and many other prizes internationally. His song 'Walking in the air', for which he also wrote the lyrics, was the success that launched aled Jones, whilst his concert version for narrator and orchestra (with his own narration) is now performed world-wide. He collaborated with director Bill Alexander and choreographer Robert North to create the scenario for the Snowman Stage Show launched in 1997 by Sadler's Wells at the Peacock Theatre, but the libretto of his comic opera 'the Station' is entirely his own. His work includes many song lyrics, narrations and scenarios. He is a Fellow of the Royal academy of Music and in 1994 received the OBe for services to music.

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a prelude, interlude and epilogue for unaccompanied solo viola evoke the aloneness of the central character, a Novice called to the monastic life. a large-scale Dramatic oratorio originally created for the tenor Richard Lewis along with a speaker, choruses and orchestra.


1st Produced:
St.Alban's Cathedral     1986


1st Published:
Highbridge music (1986)   


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Dramatic oratorio

Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  SaTB chorus,chamber choirs,orchestra,solo viola

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