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• Composition: 1965–7
First Performance: 3 June 1967. Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh. Monica Sinclair, Popova; John Shaw, Smirnov; Norman Lumsden, Luka. English Chamber Orchestra, James Lockhart conductor.
Duration: About 48 minutes
Libretto: By Paul Dehn (1912–76), adapted from Anton Chekhov (1860–1904)
Dedication: “Dedicated to the memory of Serge and Natalie Koussevitzky”
Craggs Catalogue Number: C79
Performing Forces:
Cast:
Yelina Ivanovna Popova, a widow - mezzo-soprano
Grigory Stephanovich Smirnov, a landowner - baritone
Luka, servant to Popova - bass
2 walk-on speaking roles, both men
Orchestral Instrumentation: Flute (doubling piccolo), oboe (doubling English horn), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), bassoon – horn, trumpet, trombone – timpani, 2 percussion (side drum, tenor drum, bass drum, cassa chiara, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, suspended cymbal, gong, jingles, 3 blocks, woodblock, whip, rattle, xylophone, vibraphone, tubular bells in F-sharp and C, crotales, bongos) – harp – piano – string quintet (1.1.1.1.1) or string orchestra
Manuscript: Serge Koussevitzky Foundation Collection. Library of Congress, Washington D.C. Full score. Dated ‘30.4.67, Forio d’Ischia’. Also 11 pages of revisions in full score.
Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 604. Autograph sketches. 37 pages.
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1968. Score and parts are available on hire. Material available for purchase:

The Bear
1977 Study score ISBN 019 338440X Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com
1968 Vocal score, with
Piano reduction by Roy Douglas
ISBN 019 3384418  
1967 Libretto ISBN 019 3384426 Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com
William Walton Edition, Vol. 2,
ed. Stuart Hutchinson
  Critical edition (full score) ISBN 019 3384434  

 

Recordings:

Solo Voices Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
Monica Sinclair, Popova
John Shaw, Smirnov
Norman Lumsden, Luka
English Chamber Orchestra James Lockhart 1967 EMI Classics 5 73998 2 48’44”
Della Jones, Popova
Alan Opie, Smirnov
John Shirley-Quirk, Luka
Northern Sinfonia Richard Hickox 1993 Chandos CHAN 9245 53’18”

 

• Composed: The manuscript is dated 2 October 1982.
Duration: Under 1 minute.
Dedication: For Barnaby and Cordelia Craggs, the children of Walton’s bibliographer, Stewart Craggs.
Craggs Catalogue Number: C101
Instrumentation: oboe – violin
Manuscript: The private collection of Walton’s bibliographer, Stewart Craggs. It is dated ‘2.10.82’.
Publication: This work has never been published.
Recordings: This work has never been recorded.

• Composition: 1960. Orchestral version dates from 1971.
First Performances:
Original version: Tuesday, 21 June 1960. Shrubland Park Hall, Claydon, Ipswich. Sir Peter Pears tenor, Julian Bream guitar.
Orchestral version: 21 June 1971. Mansion House, London. Robert Tear tenor, London Mozart Players, Harry Blech conductor
Duration: About 10 minutes
Text: Anonymous, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Selected by Christopher Hassall from The English Galaxy of Shorter Poems (edited by Gerald Bullett).
Movements:
1.     Fain would I change that note     [Lento amabile]
2.     O stay, sweet love     [Allegretto]
3.     Lady, when I behold the roses     [Lento sostenuto]
4.     My love in her attire     [Allegro leggiero]
5.     I gave her cakes and I gave her ale     [Andantino]
6.     To couple is a custom     [Allegro giocoso]

Craggs Catalogue Number: C71
Performing Forces: Tenor solo - Guitar solo
Performing Forces of Orchestral Version: Tenor solo - Percussion (tabor, tambo di basso, cassa chiara, block) – harp – strings
Manuscript: Private collection of Mrs. Lilias Sheepshanks. Manuscript of original version. Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 633. Autograph manuscript full score of the orchestral version. 23 pages.
Publication:
Oxford University Press. Vocal score, 1960, 019 3458616. Guitar part edited by Julian Bream.
Oxford University Press. Study score, 1971. Score and parts of the orchestral version are available on hire only.
Arrangements: Arranged for voice and piano, by Christopher Palmer, 1990. Publication: Oxford University Press. Included in William Walton: A Song Album, 1991, 019 3437597. [Purchase online from SheetMusicPlus.com: A Song Album]

Recordings:

Solo Voice Orchestra or Guitar Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
Martyn Hill City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox 1989 Chandos CHAN 8824 11’25”
Yvonne Kenny Malcolm Martineau piano [arr. Palmer] n/a 1992 Etcetera KTC 1140 10’31”
John Mark Ainsley Carlos Bonell n/a 1993 Chandos CHAN 9292 10’55”
Martyn Hill Craig Ogden n/a 1996/7 Collins 14932
Naxos 8.557112
10’33”

 

Text:
    1.  Fain would I change that note

        Fain would I change that note
        To which fond love hath charmed me.
        Long, long to sing by rote,
        Fancying that that harmed me.

        Yet when this though doth come,
        Love is the perfect sum
        Of all delight.
        I have no other choice
        Either for pen or voice
        To sing of write.

        O love, they wrong thee much
        That say thy sweet is bitter,
        When thy riper fruit is such
        As nothing can be sweeter.
        Fair house of joy and bliss,
        Where truest pleasure is,
        I do adore thee.
        I know thee what thou art,
        I serve thee with my heart
        And fall before thee.

    2.  O stay, sweet love

        O stay, sweet love, see her the place of sporting;
        These gentle flowers smile sweetly to invite us,
        And chirping birds are hitherward resorting.
        Warbling sweet notes only to delight us;
        Then stay dear love, for, tho’ thou run from me,
        Run ne’er so fast, yet I will follow thee.

        I thought, my love, that I should overtake you;
        Sweet heart, sit down under the shadow’d tree.
        And I will promise never to forsake you,
        So you will grant to me a lover’s fee,
        Whereat she smiled, and kindly to me said —
        ‘I never meant to live and die a maid’.

    3.  Lady, when I behold the roses

        Lady, when I behold the roses, sprouting
        Which clad in damask mantles deck the arbours,
        And then behold your lips where sweet love harbours,
        My eyes present me with a double doubting:
        For viewing both alike, hardly my mind supposes
        Whether the roses be your lips, or your lips the roses.

    4.  My Love in her attire

        My Love in her attire doth shew her wit,
        It doth so well become her:
        For every season she hath dressings fit,
        For Winter, Spring and Summer.
        No beautry she doth miss
        When all her robes are on;
        But beauty’s self she is
        When all her robes are gone.

    5.  I gave her Cakes

        I gave her Cakes and I gave her Ale,
        I gave her Sack and Sherry;
        I kist her once and I kist her twice,
        And w e were wondrous merry.

        I gave her Beads and Bracelets fine,
        I gave her Gold down derry;
        I thought she was afear’d till she stroaked my beard,
        And we were wondrous merry. Merry my hearts, merry my Cocks,
        Merry my Sprights, my hey down derry
        I kist her once and I kist her twice,
        And we were wondrous merry.

    6.  To couple is a custom

        To couple is a custom:
        All things thereto agree.
        Why should not I then love
        Since love to all is free?

        But I’ll have one that’s pretty,
        Her cheeks of scarlet dye,
        For to breed my delight
        When that I lig her by.

        Tho’ virtue be a dowry,
        Yet I’ll chuse money store:
        If my love prove un-true
        With that I can get more.

        The fair is oft un-constant,
        The black is often proud,
        I’ll chuse a lovely brown:
        Come, fiddler, scrape thy crowd.

        Come, fiddler, scrape thy crowd,
        For Peggy thy brown is she
        Must be my bride, God guide
        That Peggy and I agree.

• General Information:
I.   Giocoso     
II.  Andantino     
III. A tempo di Hesitation Waltz     
IV. A tempo, sub. Vivace     
V. Vivace     
Composition: 1980. A revision and arrangement of music for the ballet The First Shoot (1935).
First Performance:  19 December 1980. Goldsmith’s College, London. The Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Elgar Howarth conductor. Recording session for the Walton documentary At the Haunted End of the Day, directed by Tony Palmer. First transmitted on ITN, Sunday, 19 April 1981.
First Public Performance:  Monday, 7 September 1981. Royal Albert Hall, London. The Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Elgar Howarth conductor.
Duration: About 10 minutes
Dedication: “In Mem. C. B. Cochran and his Young Ladies”
Craggs Catalogue Number: C29b
Instrumentation: Soprano cornet, 8 cornets, flugelhorn, 3 horns, 2 baritone horns, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, 2 euphonium, 2 basses in E-flat, 2 basses in B-flat – timpani, percussion (xylophone, glockenspiel, side drum, bass drum, tenor drum, cymbals)
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 594. Autograph full score. 48 pages.
Publication: Oxford University Press. 1986. Score and parts are available on hire.
Arrangements: The First Shoot, transcribed for orchestra by Christopher Palmer (c.1991) - Arranged for concert band by Ray Farr. Publication: Warner/Chappell, 2001.
Recordings:

Ensemble Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
London Collegiate Brass James Stobart 1985 CRD 3444 8’52”
Black Dyke Mills Band James Watson 1995 ASV WHL 2093 9’26”

 

For additional recordings of this music, see the following arrangement: The First Shoot, transcribed for orchestra (arr. Palmer, 1991)

 

• Composition: The manuscript is dated 16 August 1916
First Performance:  Sunday, 17 September 1916. Cathedral Church of Christ the King, Oxford. Henry Ley organ.
Craggs Catalogue Number: C3
Instrumentation: Organ solo
Manuscript: The British Library, Manuscript Collections, Add. 52384. Titled ‘Choral Prelude on Wheatley’. Dated ‘August 16th. 1916’.
Publication: This work has never been published.
Recordings: This work has never been recorded for commercial release.  A recording was made, at the organ of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, for the Walton documentary At the Haunted End of the Day(1981), directed by Tony Palmer for ITV.

• Composition: 1976
First Performance: Thursday, 3 June 1976. Zoological Gardens, Regent’s Park, London. Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, Trevor Platts conductor. For the entrance of the Queen to the Zoological Gardens, at a reception marking the 150th anniversary of the Zoological Society of London. Played again prior to her inaugural opening of the new Lion Terraces.
Duration: Under 1 minute
Dedication: “To Solly Z. that Lion of Lions”  [i.e. Lord Solly Zuckerman]
Craggs Catalogue Number: C93
Instrumentation: 3 trumpets in C, 3 tenor trombones, 2 bass trombones – 2 percussion (side drum, bass drum, cymbal)
Manuscript: The private collection of Lord Solly Zuckerman.
Publication: This work has never been published.
Recordings: This work has never been recorded.

• Arrangement: 1931, from music by Johann Sebastian Bach. A contribution to A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen.
First Performance: Monday, 17 October 1932. Queen’s Hall, London. Harriet Cohen piano.
Duration: About 2 minutes
Dedication: To Harriet Cohen
Craggs Catalogue Number: C25
Instrumentation: Piano solo
Manuscript: Jewish National and University Library, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Music Department.
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1932, in A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen. Materials available for purchase:

William Walton Edition, Volume 20, ed. Michael Aston   Critical edition ISBN 019 3683180 Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com
A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen 1932      

 

Recordings:

Pianist Year Compact Disc Timing
Angela Hewitt 2001 Hyperion CDA6730 2’36”

• General Information:
I. Solemne     
II.     
III. Allegro con moto     
IV. Allegro con moto     
V. Vivo     

Composition: 1979–80. Walton withdrew the work, and the musical material was reworked into his brass band version of The First Shoot and the Prologo e fantasia.
First Performance: Unknown. Probably never performed.
Duration: About 10 minutes
Instrumentation: Soprano cornet, 8 cornets, flugelhorn, 3 tenor horns, 2 baritone horns, 2 trombones, 2 euphonium, bass in E-flat, bass in B-flat – timpani, percussion (bass drum, side drum, tenor drum, cymbal, xylophone, tambourine)
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 612. Autograph full score. 45 pages.
Publication: This work has never been published.
Recordings: This work has never been recorded.

• Arrangement: Arranged by the composer from the music for the film Escape Me Never, composed 1934.
First Performance: Unknown
Duration: About 3 minutes
Craggs Catalogue Number: C54a
Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons – 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 3 percussion (side drum, tambourine, cymbal, tam-tam) – harp – strings
Manuscript: See manuscript information for the film score to Escape Me Never.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Score and parts are available on hire.
Arrangements: Arranged for piano solo, by the composer. Publication: Oxford University Press, 1935. Discontinued.
Recordings: This music has only been recorded as part of Christopher Palmer’s Escape Me Never Suite.

• Composition: 1979, titled Salute to Sir Robert Mayer on his 100th Birthday. Revised in preparation for publication in 1980.
First Performance: 5 June 1979. Royal Festival Hall, London. Twelve trumpet players, aged 14 to 18.
Duration: Under 1 minute
Craggs Catalogue Number: C97
Instrumentation: 3 trumpets in C, 3 trombones – percussion (snare drum). Note: Snare drum is only required when moving directly on into Walton’s arrangement of God Save the Queen.
Original Version: 12 trumpets in B-flat
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 620. Autograph full score. 1 page.
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1980. Re-published in 1987 as part of “Introduction and National Anthem”, together with Walton’s arrangement of God Save the Queen. Score and parts are available on hire. Materials available for purchase:

Introduction and National Anthem 1987 Study score ISBN 019 3685663  
1987 Set of parts ISBN 019 3685671  
Introduction to the National Anthem 1980 Score ISBN 019 3594099 Discontinued

Recordings: This work has never been recorded.

• Composition: 1930–1. Revised considerably in 1948, and again very slightly in 1959
First Performance: 8 October 1931. Town Hall, Leeds. Dennis Noble baritone, Leeds Festival Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent conductor. The Leeds Triennial Festival.
Duration: About 35 minutes
Text: Selected and arranged from the Bible by Sir Osbert Sitwell (1892–1969). The text is excerpted from Psalms 81 and 137, and the Book of Daniel.
Commission: Commissioned by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Dedication: “To Lord Berners”
Craggs Catalogue Number: C23
Performing Forces: Baritone solo - Double mixed chorus (SSAATTBB) – Semi-chorus (SSAATTBB) - 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, cor anglais (only if no saxophone), three clarinets in B-flat (first doubling clarinet in E-flat, third doubling bass clarinet in B-flat), alto saxophone in E-flat, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon – 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba – timpani, 3 or 4 percussion (side drum, tenor drum, triangle, tambourine, castanets, cymbals, bass drum, gong, xylophone, glockenspiel, wood block, slapsticks, anvil) – 2 harps – piano (optional) – organ – strings. -
Two brass bands (optional), each consisting of: 3 trumpets, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba.
Manuscript: There is no known surviving manuscript.
William Walton Trust. Three pages of manuscript in pencil, revisions to the brass and organ parts, from figures 74 to 77. Donated by Roy Douglas.
Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Catalogued as FRKF 1052. A copy of the printed vocal score, first edition, with inscription from Walton to Edward Clark.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Vocal score, 1931, 019 3384612. Re-printed with sol-fa, 1933 (discontinued). Full score, 1957, 019 3384604 (discontinued). Study score, 1957, 019 3384647. Deluxe full score signed by the composer, 1978, 019 3384639. Score, vocal score, and parts are available on hire.
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Recordings:

Baritone Chorus and Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
Dennis Noble Huddersfield Choral Society, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Sir William Walton 1943 EMI Classics 7 63381 2 33’30”
Donald Bell Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus Sir William Walton 1959 EMI Classics 5 65004 2 36’06”
Walter Cassel Rutgers University Choir, Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy 1961 Sony Classical 63039 36’00”
Donald McIntyre BBC Chorus, BBC Choral Society, Christ Church Harmonic Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra Sir William Walton 1965 BBC Legends 4097-2 36’08”
Robert Peterson University of Utah Civic Chorale, Utah Symphony Orchestra Maurice Abravanel 1971 Vox Allegretto 8153 34’23”
John Shirley-Quirk London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus André Previn 1972 EMI Classics 7 64723 4 37’27”
Sherrill Milnes Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus, Scottish Festival Brass Bands Sir Alexander Gibson 1977 Chandos CHAN 6547 33’20”
Benjamin Luxon Brighton Festival Chorus, Collegium Musicum of London, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra André Previn 1986 RPO MCAD-6187 36’13”
David Wilson-Johnson London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Richard Hickox 1988 EMI Eminence 5 65235 2 36’52”
William Stone Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Robert Shaw 1989 Telarc 80181 37’02”
Gwynne Howell The Bach Choir, The Philharmonia Sir David Willcocks 1989 Chandos CHAN 8760 34’09”
Sir Thomas Allen London Philharmonia Orchestra and Choir Leonard Slatkin 1990 RCA Victor 60813-2 34’13”
Stephen Roberts BBC Singers, London Philharmonic Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Sir John Pritchard 1995 BBC Music 5021-2 35’33”
Bryn Terfel Waynflete Singers, L’Inviti, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Andrew Litton 1995 London 448 134-2 36’19”
Thomas Hampson Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Sir Simon Rattle 1997 EMI Classics 5 56592 2 34’21”
Christopher Purves Huddersfield Choral Society, Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Laudibus, English Northern Philharmonia Paul Daniel 2001 Naxos 8.555869 34’13”

 

Text:
    Thus spake Isaiah:
    Thy sons that thou shalt beget
    They shall be taken away,
    And be eunuchs
    In the palace of the King of Babylon
    Howl ye, howl ye, therefore:
    For the day of the Lord is at hand!

    By the waters of Babylon,
    By the waters of Babylon
    There we sat down: yea, we wept
    And hanged our harps upon the willows.

    For they that wasted us
    Required of us mirth;
    They that carried us away captive
    Required of us a song.
    Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

    How shall we sing the Lord’s song
    In a strange land?

    If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,
    Let my right hand forget her cunning.
    If I do not remember thee,
    Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth.
    Yea, if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

    By the waters of Babylon
    There we sat down: yea, we wept.

    O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed,
    Happy shall he be that taketh thy children
    And dasheth them against a stone,
    For with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down
    And shall be found no more at all.

    Babylon was a great city,
    Her merchandise was of gold and silver,
    Of precious stones, of pearls, of fine linen,
    Of purple, silk and scarlet,
    All manner vessels of ivory,
    All manner vessels of most precious wood,
    Of brass, iron and marble,
    Cinnamon, odours and ointments,
    Of frankincense, wine and oil,
    Fine flour, wheat and beasts,
    Sheep, horses, chariots, slaves
    And the souls of men.

    – – – – – –

    In Babylon
    Belshazzar the King
    Made a great feast,
    Made a feast to a thousand of his lords,
    And drank wine before the thousand.

    Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine,
    Commanded us to bring the gold and silver vessels:
    Yea! the golden vessels, which his father, Nebuchadnezzar,
    Had taken out of the temple that was in Jerusalem.

    He commanded us to bring the golden vessels
    Of the temple of the house of God,
    That the King, his Princes, his wives
    And his concubines might drink therein.

    Then the King commanded us:
    Bring ye the cornet, flute, sackbut, psaltery
    And all kinds of music: they drank wine again,
    Yea, drank from the sacred vessels,
    And then spake the King:

    Praise ye
    The God of Gold
    Praise ye
    The God of Silver
    Praise ye
    The God of Iron
    Praise ye
    The God of Wood
    Praise ye
    The God of Stone
    Praise ye
    The God of Brass
    Praise ye the Gods!

    Thus in Babylon, the mighty city,
    Belshazzar the King made a great feast,
    Made a feast to a thousand of his lords
    And drank wine before the thousand.

    Belshazzar whiles he tasted the wine
    Commanded us to bring the gold and silver vessels
    That his Princes, his wives and his concubines
    Might rejoice and drink therein.

    After they had praised their strange gods,
    The idols and the devils,
    False gods who can neither see nor hear,
    Called they for the timbrel and the pleasant harp
    To extol the glory of the King.
    Then they pledged the King before the people,
    Crying, Thou, O King, art King of Kings:
    O King, live for ever…

    And in that same hour, as they feasted
    Came forth fingers of a man’s hand
    And the King saw
    The part of the hand that wrote.

    And this was the writing that was written:
    ‘MENE, MENE, TEKEL UPHARSIN’
    ‘THOU ART WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE
    AND FOUND WANTING’.
    In that night was Belshazzar the King slain
    And his Kingdom divided.

    – – – – – –

    Then sing aloud to God our strength:
    Make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
    Take a psalm, bring hither the timbrel,
    Blow up the trumpet in the new moon,
    Blow up the trumpet in Zion
    For Babylon the Great is fallen, fallen.
    Alleluia!

    Then sing aloud to God our strength:
    Make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob,
    While the Kings of the Earth lament
    And the merchants of the Earth
    Weep, wail and rend their raiment.
    They cry, Alas, Alas, that great city,
    In one hour is her judgement come.

    The trumpeters and pipers are silent,
    And the harpers have ceased to harp,
    And the light of a candle shall shine no more.

    Then sing aloud to God our strength.
    Make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob.
    For Babylon the Great is fallen.
    Alleluia!

    — Sir Osbert Sitwell (1892–1969), from Biblical sources

• Composition: 1943. Composed for a pageant, written by Louis MacNeice and produced by Basil Dean, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Red Army.
First Performance: 21 February 1943. Royal Albert Hall, London. Trumpets and drums of the Life Guards, the Royal House Guards, and the Royal Air Force, Sir Malcolm Sargent conductor.
Craggs Catalogue Number: C48
Instrumentation: Walton’s exact instrumentation is unknown, though the surviving recording indicates the work called for brass and timpani.
Manuscript: There is no known surviving manuscript of this work.
Arrangements: Memorial Fanfare for Henry Wood, for large orchestra (1945)
Publication: This work has never been published.
Recordings: This work has never been recorded commercially.  An archival recording of the premiere performance survives in the BBC Archive (recording 5985-9), and this is the only known surviving musical material of these fanfares.

• Composition: 1977
First Performance: 20 November 1977. St. Paul’s Church, Rochester, New York. Choir of St. Paul’s Church, David Fetler conductor, David Craighead organ.
Duration: About 3 minutes
Text: George Herbert (1593–1633)
Tempo: Maestoso [128 m.]
Dedication: “Commissioned for the 150th Anniversary of Saint Paul’s Church, Rochester, New York.”
Craggs Catalogue Number: C94
Performing Forces: Mixed chorus (SATB) Organ
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 618. Autograph score in pencil. Dated ‘1977’. 8 pages.
Publication:
Oxford University Press. Vocal score, 1978, 019 3503662, Oxford Anthems # A326.
Oxford University Press. Edited by Timothy Brown. William Walton Edition, Volume 6, “Shorter Choral Works without Orchestra”, 1999, ISBN 0-19-359432-3.
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Arrangements: Arranged for choir, organ and brass, by Christopher Palmer, 1990. Instrumentation: 4 trumpets, 4 horns, 4 trombones, tuba – timpani, 3 percussion – harp – organ. Publication: Oxford University Press. Score and parts are available on hire only.

Recordings:

Chorus Conductor Organist Year Compact Disc Timing
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford Stephen Darlington Simon Lawford 1987 Nimbus NI 7021 3’25”
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge Richard Marlow Richard Jackson or
Graham Pearce
1988 Conifer CDCF 164 3’18”
The Bach Choir, The Philharmonia  [arr. Palmer] Sir David Willcocks John Scott 1991 Chandos CHAN 8998 2’54”
The Finzi Singers Paul Spicer Andrew Lumsden 1992 Chandos CHAN 9222 3’02”
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford Stephen Darlington Stephen Farr 1992 Nimbus NI 5364 3’17”
Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge Christopher Robinson Christopher Whitton 2001 Naxos 8.555793 3’10”
Polyphony, The Wallace Collection  [arr. Palmer] Stephen Layton James Vivian 2002 Hyperion CDA67330 2’57”

 

Text:
        Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing,
        My God and King!

    The heav’ns are not too high,
    His praise may thither fly;
    The earth is not too low,
    His praises there may grow.

        Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing,
        My God and King!

    The Church with psalms must shout,
    No door can keep them out;
    But above all, the heart
    Must bear the longest part.

        Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing,
        My God and King!

    —  George Herbert  (1593–1633)

• Composition: 1974
First Performance: Thursday, 1 April 1976. De Lane Lea Studios, Wembley, London. The Band of the Life Guards, Harry Rabinowitz conductor. Recording session for the television program,Your National Theatre, to commemorate the opening of the National Theatre. The program was first transmitted on ITV, Saturday, 21 August 1976.
Duration:  About 1 minute
Craggs Catalogue Number: C92
Instrumentation: Trumpet in E-flat, 6 trumpets in B-flat, 3 tenor trombones, bass trombone – timpani, 2 percussion (side drum, cymbal, tambourine, bells)
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 617. Autograph full score. Titled “Fanfare for the National”. 8 pages.
Publication: This work has never been published.
Recordings: This work has never been recorded.

• Composition: 1970
First Performance: Unknown
Duration: Under 2 minutes
Text: Anonymous, sixteenth century
Tempo: Gioioso [99 m.]
Craggs Catalogue Number: C84
Performing Forces: Mixed chorus (SATB)
Manuscript: William Walton Museum, Forio d’Ischia. Autograph score in pencil.
Publication:
Oxford University Press. Vocal score, 1970, 019 3430029, Oxford Choral Songs # X201 (discontinued). Also included in the volume Carols for Choirs 2, 1970, 019 3535654.
[Purchase online from SheetMusicPlus.com: Carols for Choirs 2]
Oxford University Press. Edited by Timothy Brown. William Walton Edition, Volume 6, “Shorter Choral Works without Orchestra”, 1999, 019 3594323. Vocal score, 019 3594374. [Purchase online from SheetMusicPlus.com: Vocal score]
[Purchase online from SheetMusicPlus.com: William Walton Edition, Volume 6]

Recordings:

Chorus Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford Stephen Darlington 1987 Nimbus NI 7021 1’53”
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge Richard Marlow 1988 Conifer CDCF 164 1’49”
The Bach Choir Sir David Willcocks 1991 Chandos CHAN 8998 1’45”
The Finzi Singers Paul Spicer 1992 Chandos CHAN 9222 1’37”
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford Stephen Darlington 1992 Nimbus NI 5364 1’47”
Polyphony Stephen Layton 2002 Hyperion CDA67330 1’38”

 

Text:
        All this time this song is best:
        ‘Verbum caro factum est.’ [‘the Word is made flesh.’]

    This night there is a child y-born
    That sprang out of Jesse’s thorn;
    We must sing and say thereforn,

        All this time this song is best:
        ‘Verbum caro factum est.’

    Jesus is the childes name,
    And Mary mild is his dame;
    All our sorrow shall turn to game:

        All this time this song is best:
        ‘Verbum caro factum est.’

    It fell upon high midnight:
    The starres shone both fair and bright;
    The angels sang with all their might,

        All this time this song is best:
        ‘Verbum caro factum est.’

    Now kneel we down on our knee,
    And pray we to the Trinity
    Our help, our succour for to be;

        All this time this song is best:
        ‘Verbum caro factum est.’

    — Anonymous, sixteenth century

• Composition: 1973. This fanfare is intended to be followed immediately by the coronation march Orb and Sceptre.
First Performance: Thursday, 29 November 1973. Royal Festival Hall, London. Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, Lt.-Col. Rodney B. Bashford conductor. The EMI 75th Anniversary Concert.
Duration: Under 1 minute
Craggs Catalogue Number: C89
Instrumentation: 9 trumpets in B-flat (3.2.2.2), 4 tenor trombones, 3 bass trombones – timpani, 3 percussion (side drum, bass drum, cymbal)
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 615. Autograph full score. Titled “Fanfare for the 75th anniversary of E.M.I.”. 6 pages.
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1975. Materials available for purchase:

Anniversary Fanfare 1975 Full score 019 3681005  
1975 Set of parts 019 3681129  

Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
Philharmonia Orchestra Sir David Willcocks 1991 Chandos CHAN 8998
Chandos CHAN 241-10
0’46”
The Band of the Scots Guards Major R. J. Owen 2002 SRC 107 0’55”

• Composition: 1979–80
• First Performance: Tuesday, 16 March 1982. Royal Festival Hall, London. Mstislav Rostropovich cello.
Duration: About 6 minutes
Dedication: For Mstislav Rostropovich
Craggs Catalogue Number: C98
Instrumentation: Cello solo
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 611. Autograph score. 6 pages.
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1982. Materials available for purchase:

Passacaglia for Cello Solo 1982 Score ISBN 019 3594110

 

Recordings:

Cellist Year Compact Disc Timing
Raphael Wallfisch 1986 Chandos CHAN 8959 5’20”
Julian Lloyd Webber 1993 ASV Living Era 592  
Paul Watkins 2002 Hyperion CDA67340 6’14”

• Composition: 1959
First Performance:  Friday, 5 June 1959. Westminster Hall, London. The State Trumpeters. For the Queen’s entrance at a NATO Parliamentary Conference.
Duration: Under 1 minute
Craggs Catalogue Number: C69
Instrumentation: Trumpet in E-flat, 7 trumpets in B-flat (three are optional), 2 tenor trombones, 2 bass trombones (second is optional)
Manuscript: The British Library, Manuscript Collections. Manuscript Add. 59813, “Macnaghten Concerts Collection Vol. XVII”. The second manuscript in this volume of the collection. Autograph full score. 7 pages.
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1972. Materials available for purchase:

A Queen’s Fanfare 1972 Full score ISBN 019 3681862 Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com
1972 Set of parts ISBN 019 3681994 Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com

Recordings:

Ensemble Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
Philharmonia Orchestra Sir David Willcocks 1991 Chandos CHAN 8998 0’43”
The Wallace Collection Stephen Layton 2002 Hyperion CDA67330 0’42”
The Band of the Scots Guards Major R. J. Owen 2002 SRC 107 0’43”

• General Information:
I.   Allegro     
II.  Lento     
III. Alla Cubana     
IV.         
V. Con slancio     
Composition: 1970–1
First Performances: No. 2 — Sunday, 13 February 1972. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Julian Bream guitar. Nos. 1–3 — Wednesday, 29 March 1972. BBC Television Centre, London. Julian Bream guitar. Complete — Saturday, 27 May 1972. Assembly Rooms, Bath. Julian Bream guitar.
Duration: About 14 minutes
Dedication: “Dedicated to Malcolm Arnold, with admiration and affection for his 50th birthday”
Craggs Catalogue Number: C86
Instrumentation: Guitar solo
Manuscript: William Walton Museum, Forio d’Ischia.
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1974. Materials available for purchase:

Five Bagatelles for Guitar, ed. Julian Bream 1974 Score ISBN 019 3594072 Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com
William Walton Edition, Volume 20, ed. Michael Aston   Critical edition ISBN 019 3683180 Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com

 

Arrangements:
Varii capricci, for orchestra (1975–6)
Five Bagatelles for Guitar and Orchestra, arranged by Patrick Russ (1992)
Two Bagatelles, arranged for flute and piano by Christopher Palmer. Publication: Oxford University Press. Included in William Walton: A Flute Album, 1992, 019 3594080. [Purchase online from SheetMusicPlus.com: A Flute Album]

Recordings:

Guitarist Year Compact Disc Timing
Julian Bream 1973 RCA 61595 13’38”
Carlos Bonell 1993 Chandos CHAN 9292 14’16”
Tom Kerstens 1994 EMI Classics 55404 14’09”
Sharon Isbin 1994 Virgin 45024 13’54”
Cem Duruöz 1995 Centaur CRC 2563 13’59”
Anders Miolin 1999 BIS 926  
Ana Vidovic 2000 Naxos 8554563  
Thomas Hawkins 2001 Orchard 846  

For additional recordings of this music, see the following arrangements:
Five Bagatelles for Guitar and Orchestra, arranged by Patrick Russ (1992)
Varii capricci, for orchestra (1975–6)

• Composition:  1981
First Performance:  Saturday, 10 October 1981. Wengerner Mühle [the guest house of Dr. Karl-Friedrich Still], Recklinghausen. Members of the Westphalia Symphony Orchestra, Karl Rickenbacher conductor.
Duration: Under 1 minute
Dedication: “For Karl”  [i.e. Walton’s neighbor on Ischia, Karl-Friedrich Still, on his 70th birthday]
Craggs Catalogue Number: C99
Instrumentation: 7 trumpets – percussion
Manuscript: The private collection of Dr. Karl-Friedrich Still, Recklinghausen
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1983. Materials available for purchase:

A Birthday Fanfare 1983 Full score ISBN 019 3681145 Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com
1983 Set of parts ISBN 019 3681153 Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com

Recordings: This work has never been recorded.