Orchestral Works 1
13%
off

Orchestral Works 1 : William Walton Edition vol. 15

By (composer)  , Edited by  , Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

This volume contains newly edited versions of two of Walton's mature works for orchestra: the Partita for Orchestra, written in 1957 and one of ten works commissioned by the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Variations on a Theme by Hindemith, a work of great colour from 1962-3 and taking as its inspiration a theme from his friend Paul Hindemith.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 3560 pages
  • 270 x 390 x 40mm | 1,758g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193683156
  • 9780193683150

Table of contents

Partita for Orchestra ; Variations on a Theme by Hindemithshow more

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.show more