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Howard Blake (b. 1938)

Howard Blake

The Snowman

It is now many years since the animated version of Raymond Briggs' cartoon classic was first shown on television, and it has been repeated virtually every year since. The film has a fine soundtrack which is wordless, apart from the song 'Walking in the Air'. However, the composer, recognising the potential for concert performance, wrote a narration to accompany the music, which explains the story with considerable wit and charm.

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