Funeral March from Hamlet : Study Score
A practical study edition of the full score.
- Sheet music | 15 pages
- 176 x 254 x 2mm | 56g
- 26 Sep 1963
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
About William Walton
Sir William Walton was born in Oldham, Lancashire in 1902, the son of a choirmaster and a singing-teacher. He became a chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, and then an undergraduate at the University. His first composition to attract attention was a piano quartet written at the age of sixteen. At Oxford he made the acquaintance of the Sitwells who gave him friendship, moral and financial support and in 1922 he collaborated with Edith in devising the entertainment Facade. Less than ten years later, Osbert prepared the text of another masterwork, Belshazzar's Feast. From 1922 to 1927 Walton began to spend an increasing amount of time abroad, notably in Switzerland and Italy. The war years were devoted mainly to writing film and ballet scores and he became established as amongst the greatest composers for the screen. Though hardly a household name, Muir Mathieson's name must surely appear on the credit lists of more British films than that of any other individual. He was born in Stirling, Scotland, and after attending Stirling High School, Mathieson went on to the Royal College of Music in London. He subsequently worked for various government film units during the war, and was musical director at Rank from 1945 until 1970. Overall he is said to have conducted the music for over a thousand British films.