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Howard Blake – The Snowman; Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf (24/44 FLAC)

Howard Blake - The Snowman; Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf (24/44 FLAC)

Howard Blake – The Snowman; Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf (24/44 FLAC)

Composer: Howard Blake, Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Ken Dodd, James Devlin, Liverpool String Quartet
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Rubicon
Catalogue: RCD1035
Release: 2018
Size: 486 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

The Snowman for String Quartet and Narrator, Op. 612
01. I. The Story of the Snowman
02. II. Walking in the Air
03. III. The Story continued

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
04. I. Introduction
05. II. Thye Story begins
06. III. The Bird
07. IV. The Duck
08. V. Grandfather
09. VI. The Wolf
10. VIII. The Duck escapes
11. IX. The Wolf stalks the Bird and the Cat
12. X. Peter prepares to catch the Wolf
13. XI. The Bird diverts the Wolf
14. XII. Peter catches the Wolf
15. XIII. The Hunters arrive
16. XIV. The Procession to the Zoo

Recording the narrations for Peter & the Wolf and The Snowman was the last project Sir Ken Dodd undertook. One of the UK’s most famous and best loved comedians and entertainers, he passed away aged 90 in March 2018. This famous son of Liverpool was a keen supporter of the Whitechapel Centre, the Liverpool based charity that is the leading homeless and housing charity in the Liverpool region, working with people who are sleeping rough, living in hostels or struggling to manage their accommodation. Rubicon will support the work of the Whitechapel Centre by contributing a percentage of the royalties from sales of this album to the charity that Sir Ken supported.


Howard Blake’s music to The Snowman adapted as a 26 minute animated Channel 4 TV special was first broadcast in 1982, four years after Raymond Briggs’ much loved and best-selling children’s book. It has been staged and become a videogame and the hit song ‘Walking in the Air’ recorded by Aled Jones in 1985 propelled him to stardom and became a huge hit.


Prokofiev’s perennial favourite Peter & the Wolf was composed in 1936 and was written to help children discover the instruments of the orchestra. It is possibly the most famous and successful work composed for children and famous actors and rock stars have contributed their narrations over the years.


The Liverpool String Quartet are members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

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