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Overtures : Study score

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This edition of Walton's principal orchestral overtures has been off-printed from the William Walton Edition full scores, edited by David Lloyd Jones. It combines the scholarship of the main edition with the practical benefits of a study score format, and includes an introduction by the editor.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 184 pages
  • 190 x 247 x 13mm | 388g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193398117
  • 9780193398115

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

Table of contents

Portsmouth Point ; Scapino ; Johannesburg Festival Overtureshow more