William WALTON 29 March 1902 - 8 March 1983 (age 80)
Walton was acclaimed as England's successor to Elgar. His best known works are Façade, Balshazzar's Feast and his Symphony No1. He later did a lot of film music and collaborated with Laurence Olivier on the scores for Shakespeare's Hamlet, Richard III, and Henry V.
Born: on 29 March 1902, Oldham, Lancashire (Aries) Father: Charles Walton, bass-baritone, local church choirmaster Mother: singing teacher, Louisa Maria Turner, contralto Siblings: Noel, Nora, Alexander Partners: - Baroness Imma von Doernberg, - Lady Alice Wimborne - a 15 year relationship - Wife: Lady Susanna Walton (Susana Gil Passo, Argentinian) Children: none Died: Ischia, Italy. 8 March 1983 (age 81) .
Opera * Troilus and Cressida * The Bear, one-act opera, Ballet * The Wise Virgins * The Quest Orchestral works * Symphony No. 1 * Symphony No. 2 "Liverpool" * Façade Suites for Orchestra * Crown Imperial, ceremonial march ( for the coronation of George VI) * Music for Children * Spitfire Prelude and Fugue * Orb and Sceptre, ceremonial march
* 2 Viola Concertos * Cello Concerto Works for Chorus and Orchestra * Belshazzar's Feast * In Honour of the City of London * Coronation Te Deum ( for the coronation of Elizabeth II) * Façade, for reciter and chamber ensemble (1922, subsequently revised, based on poems by Edith Sitwell) Film scores * As You Like It * Henry V * Hamlet * Richard III * Battle of Britain * various music for theater and television
- "To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee."
- "Every man and woman alive is gifted by God in some special way. People who have a self-image of worth are going to see value in what they do. This is the attitude that motivates them to be and to do their best. It's a drive that comes from within people."
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Crown Imperial - Coronation March
some excerpts with the BYU Phil&Choirs
Bagatelle for Guitar No. 2
written for and performed by Julian Bream
'Scotch Rhapsody' from Facade
Glenn Gould and Patricia Rideout
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