Touch her soft lips and part

Touch her soft lips and part : Arrangement for string octet

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Originally part of Walton's film score to Henry V composed in 1943, 'Touch her soft lips and part' has been taken from the original string version and arranged beautifully by Michael Berkeley for a smaller ensemble. The intimate setting perfectly compliments the musical material which remains at a quiet dynamic throughout. Lilting, gentle melodies emphasise the emotional parting of the king from his love.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 24 pages
  • 210 x 297mm | 99g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193359693
  • 9780193359697

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