Howard Blake

(b. 1938)

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(b London, 1938).

Eng. composer. Worked in London 1960–70 as pianist, orchestrator, cond., and comp. Enjoyed immense success with mus. for children's tv film The Snowman. OBE 1994. Works incl. opera: The Station (1987); Symphony in 1 Movement (Impressions of a City) (1967, rev. 1990); Heartbeat, ten. sax., big band, str. (1982, rev. 1989); cl. conc. (1984); The Conquest of Space (1988); pf. conc. (1990); vn. conc. (1992–3). Also many choral and vocal works; chamber music; piano pieces; and incid. mus. for theatre, tv, and films incl. The Avengers (1968–9); SOS Titanic (1979); The Snowman (1982); Henry V (1985); The Canterville Ghost (1986); A Month in the Country (1986); The Master Builder (1989).

Subjects: Music.

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