Howard Blake

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Howard Blake (* 28. Oktober 1938[1] in London) ist ein englischer Filmkomponist. Zu seinen bekanntesten Werken zählen das Stück Walking in the Air aus dem englischen Animationsfilm The Snowman (1982)[2] und der Soundtrack zum Science-Fiction-Film Flash Gordon (1980), bei dem er mit der britischen Rockband Queen zusammenarbeitete.

Filmographie (Auswahl)[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Konzertwerke[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Kompositionen[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

  • Violin Sonata, Op. 586 (1973/2007)
  • Penillion for violin & piano, Op. 571 (1975/2005)
  • Piano Quartet, Op. 179 (1974)
  • Jazz Dances for violin & piano, Op. 520a (1976/2008)
  • Sinfonietta for brass, Op. 300 (1981)
  • Suite for strings - A Month in the Country, Op. 446(1992)
  • The Passion of Mary, Op. 577 (2006)
  • Benedictus (Song of Zechariah), Op. 282 (1980)
  • Lifecycle, Op. 489 (1996)

Concertos[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

  • Clarinet Concerto (commissioned by Thea King and premiered by her and the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by the composer 1984)
  • Violin Concerto "The Leeds" (commissioned for the 100th anniversary of the City of Leeds, premiered Edinger/Daniel/ENP 1993)
  • Piano Concerto (commissioned by The Philharmonia to celebrate the 30th birthday of Diana Princess of Wales, composer as soloist 1991)
  • Diversions for cello and orchestra (a cello concerto in 8 movements with a cello part edited with Maurice Gendron 1985)
  • Flute Concerto (for flute and string orchestra commissioned by Gabrielle Byam Grounds 1996)
  • Toccata (a celebration of the orchestra) commissioned by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for their 30th anniversary 1976
  • Oboe Concerto (for oboe and string orchestra, composed for David Powell 1971)
  • Heartbeat (for tenor saxophone, big band and orchestra, commissioned by the BBC and first performed with soloist Ian Dixson 1990)

Weblinks[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Einzelnachweise[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

  1. Autobiografischer Text auf howardblake.com
  2. Howard Blake: 'I wrote The Snowman at a terrible time' in The Telegraph