Shorter Choral Works without Orchestra

Shorter Choral Works without Orchestra : William Walton Edition vol. 6

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Choral composition was an important and constant thread throughout Walton's composing career, and this volume brings together all his choral works designed to be sung a cappella or with organ: anthems, carols, partsongs, and service more

Product details

  • Sheet music
  • 246.4 x 325.1 x 17.8mm | 929.88g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • facsimiles
  • 0193594323
  • 9780193594326

Table of contents

A Litany (versions 1, 2, 3) ; Make we joy now in this fest ; Set me as a seal upon thine heart ; Where does the uttered Music go? ; Put off the serpent girdle ; What cheer? ; The Twelve ; Missa Brevis ; All this time ; Jubilate Deo ; Cantico del Sole ; Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis ; Antiphon ; King Herod and the cockshow more

Review quote

Pride of place must surely be given to a superb volume, hard-backed with gilt lettering, The William Walton Edition: Shorter Choral Works without Orchestra. Enterprising choral conductors who are about to celebrate 10, 20, or even 25 years at the rostrum are the obvious people for whom such a gift would be very acceptable, and it is indeed a most handsome book . . . There is an excellent preface and notes on each work by Timothy Brown, and if you have recently had a Lottery winning, there is little doubt where you ought to spend it! * CMQ July 99 * A handsome volume, with extensive notes on each piece, even the smallest. * The Singer Oct 1999 *show 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 more