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• General Information:
I.   Allegro assai     
II.  Lento sognando     
III. Alla Cubana     
IV. Lento     
V.  Presto con slancio     
Composition: 1975–6, based on the Five Bagatelles for Guitar. The last movement was rewritten in 1977.
First Performance: 4 May 1976. Royal Festival Hall, London. London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn conductor.
Duration: About 14 minutes
Craggs Catalogue Number:  C86a
Instrumentation: 3 flutes (third doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons – 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 3 percussion (xylophone, cymbals, bass drum, side drum, tambourine, glockenspiel, claves, bongos, gong) – celesta – harp – strings
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 613.
FRKF 613a – Autograph full score of original version. 43 pages.
FRKF 613b – Autograph full score of the revised last movement. 11 pages.
FRKF 613c – Autograph score of a coda written for Sir Frederick Ashton’s ballet (see below). 1 leaf.  This sheet contains the last music Walton wrote before his death.
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1978. Score and parts are available on hire. Materials available for purchase:

Varii capricci 1978 Study score ISBN 019 3684535 Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com

Arrangements: Five Bagatelles for Guitar and Orchestra, arranged by Patrick Russ (1992)
This arrangement incorporates elements of Varii capricci together with the original Five Bagatelles for Guitar.
Adaptations: The music for Varii capricci formed the basis of the following ballet:
Varii capricci. Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton. First Performance: 19 April 1983. Metropolitan Opera House, New York. Ashley Lawrence conductor. David Hockney scenery. Ossie Clark costumes. John B. Read lighting. Cast included Antoinette Sibley, La Capricciosa; Anthony Dowell, Lo Straniero.

Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
London Philharmonic Orchestra Bryden Thomson 1990 Chandos CHAN 8862 14’49”

For additional recordings of this music, see the following arrangement: Five Bagatelles for Guitar and Orchestra, arranged by Patrick Russ (1992)

• Composition: Begun ca. July 1940, and completed by late December. Revised extensively, autumn 1949.
First Performance: 3 April 1941. Orchestra Hall, Chicago. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Frederick Stock conductor.
Duration: About 8 minutes
Tempi: Molto vivace – Scherzevole  [317 m.]
Craggs Catalogue Number: C40
Instrumentation: 3 flutes (second and third doubling piccolos), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets in B-flat (third doubling bass clarinet in B-flat), 2 bassoons – 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B-flat, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 3 or 4 percussion (tambourine, cymbals, xylophone, snare drum, bass drum, glockenspiel, Chinese temple blocks, castanets, triangle) – harp – strings
Instrumentation of Original Version: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B-flat, bass clarinet in B-flat, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon – 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B-flat, 2 cornets in B-flat, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 4 percussion (side drum, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, tambourine, xylophone, glockenspiel, Chinese temple blocks, slapsticks, castanets) – harp – strings
Manuscript: Rosenthal Archives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Manuscript 8876. Autograph full score in pencil, though later inked in, including performance markings by Frederick Stock. There is also a photocopy of this score, apparently made before the original was inked in.
Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 625. Autograph full score, incomplete. Missing pages 20-25 and several pages from the end. This is a fair copy of the Chicago manuscript above, copied by Walton himself. 29 pages.
Publication:
Oxford University Press. Study score, 1950, 019 368361X. Full score, 1951
Oxford University Press. Edited by David Lloyd-Jones. William Walton Edition, Volume 14, “Overtures”, 2002, 019 3683148. Score and parts are available on hire.
Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Frederick Stock 1940 LYS 042/043 9’21”
Philharmonia Orchestra Sir William Walton 1951 EMI Classics 7 63381 2 7’40”
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Charles Groves 1969 EMI Classics 5 67222 2 8’11”
London Symphony Orchestra Sir William Walton 1971 Lyrita SRCD.224 8’43”
London Symphony Orchestra André Previn 1973 EMI Classics 7 64623 2
EMI Classics 5 73372 2
8’38”
London Philharmonic Bryden Thomson 1991 Chandos CHAN 8968 8’42”
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Andrew Litton 1994 London 444 114-2 8’05”

• Composition: October 1962 through February 1963. The theme is from the second movement of Hindemith’s Cello Concerto.
First Performance: 8 March 1963. Royal Festival Hall, London. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir William Walton conductor.
Duration: About 23 minutes
Movements:
    Theme. Andante con moto
    Variation 1. Vivace
    Variation 2. Allegramente
    Variation 3. Larghetto    
    Variation 4. Moto perpetuo
    Variation 5. Andante con moto
    Variation 6. Scherzando
    Variation 7. Lento molto
    Variation 8. Vivacissimo
    Variation 9. Maestoso    
    Finale. Allegro molto
    Coda. A tempo primo, ma meno mosso     

Dedication: To Paul and Gertrud Hindemith
Craggs Catalogue Number: C76
Instrumentation: 3 flutes, piccolo, 3 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon – 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 3 percussion (side drum, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, suspended cymbals, tambourine, xylophone, triangle, bells, glockenspiel) – harp – strings
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 600. Autograph full score. Dated ‘Forio 6.2.63’. 104 pages. With an additional 54 pages of full-score sketches.
William Walton Museum, Forio d’Ischia. One page of manuscript, together with notes.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Study score, 1963, 019 3684500. Score and parts are available on hire. [Purchase online from SheetMusicPlus.com: Study score]

Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sir William Walton 1963 BBC Legends 4098-2 23’04”
Cleveland Orchestra George Szell 1965 Sony Classical 62753 22’48”
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Vernon Handley 1988 EMI Classics 86596 23’19”
London Philharmonic Jan Latham-Koenig 1992 Chandos CHAN 9106 24’17”
English Northern Philharmonia Paul Daniel 1996 Naxos 8.553869 22’45”

• Composition: 1981–2. This was Walton’s last major work.
First Performance: 20 February 1982. Royal Festival Hall, London. National Symphony Orchestra (of Washington, D.C.), Mstislav Rostropovich conductor.
Duration: About 6 minutes
Tempi: Prologo Lento maestoso — Fantasia Allegro molto — Fuga finta    Sempre allegro molto
Craggs Catalogue Number: C100
Instrumentation: 3 flutes (third doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (third doubling cor anglais), 3 clarinets (third doubling bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (third doubling contrabassoon) – 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 3 percussion (side drum, bass drum, cymbals, xylophone) – harp – piano – strings
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 610. Manuscript full score. Partly full score, partly draft, with a few photocopied pages in a copyist’s hand. 47 pages.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Study score, 1984, 019 3683539. Score and parts are available on hire. [Purchase online from SheetMusicPlus.com: Study score]
• Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
London Philharmonic Bryden Thomson 1991 Chandos CHAN 8968 6’36”

• Composition: These two pieces were extracted directly from the music for the film Henry V, composed 1943–4.
Duration: About 5 minutes
Movements: 1. Passacaglia: Death of Falstaff - 2. ‘Touch her soft lips and part’
Craggs Catalogue Number: C50e
Instrumentation: String orchestra
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1947. Study score, ISBN 0-19-368236-2. Parts on sale: violin I, ISBN 0-19-368237-0; violin II, ISBN 0-19-368238-9; viola, ISBN 0-19-368239-7; cello, ISBN 0-19-368240-0; doublebass, ISBN 0-19-368241-9. All materials also available on hire.
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[Purchase online from SheetMusicPlus.com: Cello part]
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Arrangements: Note: These two pieces are also included in all of the orchestral Henry V arrangements.
‘Death of Falstaff’, for organ, arranged by Henry G. Ley. Publication: Oxford University Press, 1949, 019 3758741, discontinued. Later incorporated into Robert Gower’s suite for organ.
Arranged for piano duet, by John Rutter. Publication: Oxford University Press, 1972, 019 3739321, discontinued.
‘Touch her soft lips and part’, for organ and brass, arranged by Arthur Wills. This version has never been published, but was recorded in 1982 (see below).
‘Touch her soft lips and part’, for flute and piano, arranged 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]
Arranged for organ, by Iain Farrington, 2001. This version has never been published.
Recordings: Note: These two pieces are also included in all recordings of the orchestral Henry V arrangements.

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
Philharmonia Orchestra Sir William Walton 1945 EMI Classics 7 63381 2 4’42”
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Sir William Walton 1964 Bridge 9133A/B 4’33”
‘Touch her soft lips and part’ only:
The Cambridge Co-operative Band, Arthur Wills organ [arr. Wills]
David Read 1982 Hyperion CDH55003 1’35”
London Philharmonic Leonard Slatkin 1989 RCA Victor 60813-2 5’26”
English Chamber Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras 1995 BBC 5021-2 5’22”
Christopher Whitton organ [arr. Farrington] n/a 2001 Naxos 8.555793 4’55”

• Composition: 1962, as the prelude for the call music for Granada TV.
First Performance: Saturday, 25 June 1977. St. John’s, Smith Square, London. Young Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra, James Blair conductor.
Duration: About 6 minutes
Craggs Catalogue Number: C75a
Instrumentation: 3 flutes (third doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (third doubling cor anglais), 3 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon – 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 3 percussion – harp – strings
Manuscript: See manuscript information for the call music for Granada TV.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Score and parts are available on hire.
Arrangements: March for Concert Band, arranged by Gilbert Vinter. Note: This is the version of the prelude which was broadcast by Granada TV from 1965. Publication: Oxford University Press. Score and parts are available on hire.
Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
London Philharmonic Bryden Thomson 1991 Chandos CHAN 8968 6’09”
The Band of the Scots Guards  [March for Concert Band] Major R. J. Owen 2002 SRC 107 5’16”

• General Information:
I.     What God hath done is rightly done - [Vivace assai]
II.    Lord, hear my longing - [Adagio]
III.   See what his love can do - [Tranquillo]
IV.  Ah! how ephemeral - [Vivace]
V.   Sheep may safely graze - [Adagio]
VI.  Praise be to God - [Moderato]
Arrangement: Arranged by the composer in 1940, from the score to the ballet The Wise Virgins.
First Performance:  Unknown
Duration: About 19 minutes
Craggs Catalog Number: C38a
Instrumentation: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons – 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones – timpani – harp – strings
Manuscript: There is no known surviving manuscript of this suite.
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1942. Score, parts, and piano reduction are available on hire. Materials available for purchase:

The Wise Virgins Suite 1986 Study score ISBN 019 3613840 Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com
No. 4, ‘Ah! how ephemeral’, arr. Walter Goehr 1960 Two pianos   Discontinued
No. 5, ‘Sheep may safely graze’ 1942 Score   Discontinued

 

Arrangements:
Ah! how ephemeral’, arranged for two pianos, by Walter Goehr, c.1960. See publication information above.
The Wise Virgins: complete ballet, arranged by Philip Lane. This version incorporates the entire orchestral suite.
Adaptations: The suite to The Wise Virgins was itself used as the basis for the following ballet:
Cantus Firmus. Jeanne Brabants choreography. First Performance: Friday, 15 May 1970. Royal Flemish Opera House, Antwerp. Ballet van Vlaanderen. Frieda Brijs, Philip Vervoort principals. Royal Flemish Opera House Orchestra, Luigi Martelli conductor.

Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Louis Frémaux 1976 EMI Classics 5 73998 2 19’29”
London Philharmonic Bryden Thomson 1990 Chandos CHAN 8871 19’46”
English Northern Philharmonia David Lloyd-Jones 2001 Naxos 8.555868 18’12”
BBC Concert Orchestra Barry Wordsworth 2003 ASV DCA 1168 17’55”

 

• Composition: 1942. Extracted from the music for the film The First of the Few.
First Performance: 2 January 1943. Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. Liverpool Philharmonic Crchestra, Sir William Walton conductor.
Duration: About 8 minutes
Craggs Catalogue Number: C45a
Instrumentation: 2 flutes (second doubling piccolo), 1 or 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 1 or 2 bassoons – 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, percussion (side drum, cymbals, bell) – harp – strings
A note in the score reads: “Optional 2nd oboe and 2nd bassoon parts have been added by Vilem Tausky, with the composer’s authorization.”
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 607. Autograph full score. 32 pages.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Study score, 1961, 019 3683504. Score and parts are available on hire.
Arrangements:
Prelude, arranged for organ solo, by Dennis Morrell.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Score, 1966, 019 3744725 (discontinued). Also included in A Walton Organ Album, 1996, 019 3758709.
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Prelude, arranged for military band, by Rodney B. Bashford.
Publication: Boosey and Hawkes. Score, 1966, QMB 273, and parts.
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Fugue, arranged for military band, by J. L. Wallace.
Publication: Boosey and Hawkes. Score, 1970, QMB 288, and parts. Discontinued.

Arranged for brass ensemble, by Elgar Howarth, 1977.
Instrumentation: Piccolo trumpet, 2 cornets, 2 trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 2 percussion
Publication: Oxford University Press. Score and parts are available on hire.

Arranged for brass band, by Crees.
Instrumentation: 3 piccolo trumpets, 3 trumpets, flugelhorn, 4 horns, 3 trombones, 2 euphonium, 2 tuba – tmipani, percussion
Publication: Oxford University Press. Score and parts are available on hire.
Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
Hallé Orchestra Sir William Walton 1943 EMI Classics 63381 8’14”
Philharmonia Orchestra Sir William Walton 1963 EMI Classics 65007 7’58”
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Charles Groves 1969 EMI Classics 67222 7’19”
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Sir Neville Marriner 1990 Chandos CHAN 8870 8’38”
Florida Philharmonic Orchestra James Judd 1991 Harmonia Mundi 907070 7’00”
English Northern Philharmonia Paul Daniel 1996 Naxos 8.553869 7’41”
The Band of the Scots Guards  [arr. Bashford/Wallace] Major R. J. Owen 2002 SRC 107 8’03”

• Arranged: 1955, from the American national anthem.
Duration: About 1 minutes
Craggs Catalogue Number: C64
Instrumentation: 2 flutes, piccolo, 3 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoons – 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 2 percussion (side drum, tenor drum, bass drum, cymbals) – 2 harps – strings
Manuscript: There is no known surviving manuscript.
Publication: This work has never been published.
Recordings: There is no known recording of this work.

• Composition: Begun early 1925, at the Sitwells’ home in London. Work continued in Spain that spring. Completed by 9 November. Revised prior to publication of the full score in 1928.
First Performances: Tuesday, 22 June 1926. Tonhalle, Zürich. Tonhalle Orchestra, Volkmar Andreae conductor.
Duration: About 6 minutes
Tempo: Robusto  [210 m.]
Dedication: “To Siegfried Sassoon”. This dedication is absent in the critical edition.
Craggs Catalogue Number: C17
Instrumentation: 2 flutes (second doubling second piccolo), piccolo, 2 oboes, English horns, 3 clarinets in B-flat (third doubling bass clarinet in B-flat), 3 bassoons (third doubling contrabassoon) – 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 3 or 4 percussion (side drum, castanets, xylophone, cymbals, bass drum, suspended cymbal, triangle, tam-tam, tambourine – strings
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 588.
FRKF 588a. Autograph full score in pencil, including performance markings probably by Volkmar Andreae. An earlier version than published. 37 pages.
FRKF 588b. Manuscript full score of Constant Lambert’s arrangement for reduced orchestra (see below), in black ink, including performance markings probably by Sir Eugene Goossens. 45 pages.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Full score, 1928. Study score, 1928, corrected mid-1960s, ISBN 0-19-368340-7. Oxford University Press. Edited by David Lloyd-Jones. William Walton Edition, 2002, Volume 14, “Overtures”. 019 3683148. Score and parts are available on hire.
Arrangements:
Arranged for piano duet, by the composer, 1925. Publication: Oxford University Press, 1927 (discontinued).
Arranged for reduced orchestra, by Constant Lambert, 1932. First Performance: June or July 1932. Camargo Ballet Society, Constant Lambert conductor. Instrumentation: Flute, piccolo, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon – 2 horns, 2 trumpets, trombone – timpani, 1 or 2 percussion – strings. Publication: Oxford University Press. Score and parts are available on hire.
Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
BBC Symphony Orchestra Sir Adrian Boult 1936 VAI Audio 1067-2 5’14”
London Philharmonic Orchestra Sir William Walton 1971 Lyrita SRCD.223 6’18”
London Symphony Orchestra André Previn 1973 EMI Classics 5 73372 2
EMI Classics 7 64723 2
5’28”
London Philharmonic Leonard Slatkin 1987 Virgin Classics 5 61146 2 5’23”
London Philharmonic Bryden Thomson 1991 Chandos CHAN 8968 5’57”
London Philharmonic  [arr. Lambert] Jan Latham-Koenig 1991 Chandos CHAN 9148 6’12”
Northwest Mahler Festival Orchestra Geoffrey Simon 2002 NW Mahler Festival 5 5’45”

 

Program Note:
Lustful carousing amid mercantile ships, a tavern, and a lender’s bank… a drunken, peg-leg street fiddler narrowly avoids trodding on a mongrel hound… dockworkers go about their business… a peeping tom imbibes merrily… an older couple quarrels in the foreground, the robust female clearly winning… sailors and prostitutes cavort freely…. Thomas Rowlandson (1756–1827) etched this bright, bawdy scene of the Point district in England’s foremost seafaring town, Portsmouth, ca. 1811. Over a century later, a young composer rode atop a double-decker bus in London, and the opening strands of an overture came to him. Portsmouth Point would become William Walton’s big break.

Walton was born to a musical family in the industrial Lancashire town of Oldham. At age ten, he became a chorister at Oxford’s Christ Church Cathedral, and by 1916 he was an undergraduate. The shy youngster surrounded himself with the masterworks of contemporary music, much to the detriment of his academic studies. Upon leaving Oxford in 1920 without a degree, Walton took lodging in London with his fellow student, the poet Sacheverell Sitwell, as an “adopted, or elected, brother.”

The three Sitwells, all poets, were well-known as artistic eccentrics, and they introduced Walton to the bright vigor of the Roaring ’20s. This friendship yielded the ground-breaking “entertainment”Façade, for chamber ensemble with recitation of Edith Sitwell’s nonsense poetry, first performed at a private soirée in January 1922. Subsequent public performances created a minor scandal, bringing Walton’s name to a wider public. An early string quartet (“full of undigested Bartók and Schoenberg”, said the composer) was premiered at Salzburg, and Walton composed foxtrots for the Savoy orchestra. In the spring of 1925, he joined the Sitwells on a trip to Spain, working on his new concert overture: Portsmouth Point.

The Sitwells had a Rowlandson etching in their Chelsea home, and Walton had already composed a “pedagogic overture” on the playful Dr. Syntax series, so it was natural that Rowlandson should serve as inspiration once again. However, Walton’s Portsmouth Point is as accurate a depiction of 1920s London as of nineteenth-century Portsmouth. Frequent meter changes create an animated liveliness. The deliberately asymmetrical tunes, continually segmented and dislocated by syncopation, maintain a confused bustle. A sailor’s hornpipe makes a brief appearance, followed by a lopsided Catalan sardana. Instruments dart in and out like customers at a tavern, and Walton’s brassy orchestration complements the crowd’s spirited merriment. Stravinsky (fully digested) infuses the raucous, jazzy scherzo with extended harmonies; Petrouchka‘s carnival could be just around the corner.

Upon its 1926 Zürich premiere, Portsmouth Point skyrocketed Walton’s international popularity—the Chicago Symphony Orchestra even included it in their 1929 touring repertoire. Within ten years, the Viola Concerto, the cantata Belshazzar’s Feast, and the First Symphony would confirm Walton’s position as the leading British composer of his generation.

— Gary D. Cannon

This note first appeared, in a slightly shortened form, in the program of the Northwest Mahler Festival, July 2002. © Gary D. Cannon.

• Composition: 1957–60
First Performance: 2 September 1960. Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir John Pritchard conductor.
Duration: About 28 minutes
Movements: I. Allegro molto - II. Lento assai - III. Passacaglia: Theme. Risoluto — Variations — Fugato — Coda. Scherzando     
Dedication: “Commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society and re-dedicated to the memory of George Szell”
Craggs Catalogue Number: C68
Instrumentation: 3 flutes, piccolo, 3 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon – 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 4 percussion (military drum, tenor drum, bass drum, cymbals, glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylophone, tambourine, tuned bell in D – 2 harps – piano – celesta – strings
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 634. Autograph full score. Dedication reads: ‘Dedicated to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society’. The final movement is dated ‘22.7.60, Forio d’Ischia’. 117 pages.
FRKF 634a. An earlier version of the first movement.
• Publication: Oxford University Press. Study score, 1960, 019 3684217. Score and parts are available on hire. [Purchase online from SheetMusicPlus.com: Study score]
Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
Cleveland Orchestra George Szell 1962 Sony Classical SBK 62753 26’57”
London Symphony Orchestra André Previn 1973 EMI Classics 73371
EMI Classics 86595
27’28”
London Symphony Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras 1989 EMI Classics 28’23”
London Philharmonic Bryden Thomson 1989 Chandos CHAN 8772 29’29”
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Vladimir Ashkenazy 1991 London 433 703-2 27’53”
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Martyn Brabbins 1993/5 BBC Music Mag. 34D 28’19”
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Andrew Litton 1994 London 444 114-2 28’05”
English Northern Philharmonia Paul Daniel 1995 Naxos 8.553402 27’41”

 

• Composition: 1957
First Performance: 30 January 1958. Severance Hall, Cleveland. Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell conductor.
Duration: About 16 minutes
Movements: I. Toccata-Brioso - II.    Pastorale siciliana-Andante comodo - III. Giga burlesca-Allegro gioviale
Dedication: To George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra
Craggs Catalogue Number: C67
Instrumentation: 3 flutes (third doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets (third doubling bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (third doubling contrabassoon) – 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 4 percussion (snare drum, military drum, bass drum, cymbals, tambourine, castanets, triangle, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone) – celesta – harp – strings
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 631. Autograph full score. 113 pages.
Publication:Oxford University Press. Study score, 1958, 019 3683350. Score and parts are available on hire.
Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
Philharmonia Orchestra Sir William Walton 1959 EMI Classics 65006 15’48”
Cleveland Orchestra George Szell 1962 Sony Classical 62753 15’12”
London Philharmonic Leonard Slatkin 1990 RCA Victor 60813-2 16’04”
London Philharmonic Bryden Thomson 1991 Chandos CHAN 8959 17’34”
English Northern Philharmonia Paul Daniel 1994 Naxos 8.553180 17’26”

• Composition: Begun summer 1932. First three movements, and much of the fourth, completed by summer 1933. Fourth movement completed by August 1935. Revised very slightly for publication in 1936, and again in 1951.
First Performances:
First three movements only: 3 December 1934. Queen’s Hall, London. London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Hamilton Harty conductor.
First complete performance: 6 November 1935. Queen’s Hall, London. BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Hamilton Harty conductor.
Duration: About 43 minutes
Movements:
I.   Allegro assai     [670 m.]
II.  Presto con malizia     [663 m.]
III. Andante con malinconia     [137 m.]
IV.  Maestoso – Allegro, brioso ed ardentemente – Vivacissimo – Maestoso     [521 m.]
Dedication: “to the Baroness Imma Doernberg”
Craggs Catalogue Number: C27
Instrumentation: 2 flutes (second doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B-flat (doubling clarinets in A), 2 bassoons – 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba – 2 timpani, 2 percussion – strings, Percussion #1: cymbals, snare drum, Percussion #2: tam-tam
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 593. Dated 1933 (‘MCMXXXIII’). Autograph full score in ink, including performance markings by Sir Hamilton Harty and Sir Malcolm Sargent. There is also an elaborate title page drawn by Rex Whistler, dated 1938. 178 pages.
William Walton Museum, Forio d’Ischia. Discarded sketches of a proposed fast central section from the third movement. Donated by pianist Angus Morrison.
Some early sketches are also in the possession of Diana Sparkes, daughter of Walton’s publisher, Hubert Foss.
Publication:
Oxford University Press. Full score, 1936. Miniature score, 1936. Study score, 1946. Corrected full score, 1968, 019 3684152. Discontinued.
Oxford University Press. Edited by David Lloyd-Jones. William Walton Edition, Volume 9, 1998, 019 3684187. Study score, 019 3683253. Score and parts are available on hire.
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Arrangements: Arranged for piano duet, by Herbert Murrill. Publication: Oxford University Press, 1937 (discontinued).
Adaptations: The music for the First Symphony formed the basis of the following ballet:
Salome. Choreography by André Leclair. First Performance: 18 December 1971. Royal Flemish Opera House, Antwerp. Ballet van Vlaanderen. Royal Flemish Opera House Orchestra, Jan Valach conductor.
Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
London Symphony Orchestra Sir Hamilton Harty 1935 Dutton CDAX 8003 40’43”
Philharmonia Orchestra Sir William Walton 1951 EMI Classics 5 65004 2 42’26”
Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della RAI Herbert von Karajan 1953 EMI Classics 5 62869 2 42’09”
London Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Adrian Boult 1957 Precision PVCD 8377 43’55”
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Sir William Walton 1964 Bridge 9133A/B 43’14”
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sir William Walton 1965 BBC Legends 4097-2 41’17”
London Symphony Orchestra André Previn 1966 BMG 74321 92575 2 43’17”
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Jascha Horenstein 1971 Suisa INCD 7231 48’42”
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Vernon Handley 1978 ASV Quicksilva 6093 43’53”
Philharmonia Orchestra Bernard Haitink 1981 EMI Classics 5 73372 2 51’00”
Scottish National Orchestra Sir Alexander Gibson 1983 Chandos CHAN 6570 43’18”
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra André Previn 1985 Telarc CD-82016 45’00”
London Philharmonic Leonard Slatkin 1987 Virgin Classics 5 62246 2 44’04”
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Vernon Handley 1988 EMI Classics 86596 42’35”
Philharmonia Orchestra Louis Frémaux 1989 Collins 10312 43’54”
London Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras 1989 EMI Classics 5 75569 2 45’33”
London Philharmonic Bryden Thomson 1990 Chandos CHAN 8862 44’48”
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Vladimir Ashkenazy 1991 London 433 703-2 43’51”
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Sir Simon Rattle 1991 EMI Classics 7 54572 2
EMI Classics 5 56592 2
44’03”
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Andrew Litton 1993 London 443 450-2 45’01”
BBC National Orchestra of Wales Tadaaki Otaka 1993 BBC Music Magazine II/11 46’02”
English Northern Philharmonia Paul Daniel 1994 Naxos 8.553180 46’08”
London Symphony Orchestra Sir Colin Davis 2005 LSO Live LSO0076 46’01”

 

• Composition: 1952–3
First Public Performance: 2 June 1953. Westminster Abbey, London. Coronation Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult conductor.
Duration: About 7 minutes
Dedication: To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Craggs Catalogue Number: C59
Instrumentation: 3 flutes (third doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets (third doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons – 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 3 percussion (side drum, bass drum, cymbals, tambourine) – harp – organ (optional) – strings
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 628. Autograph full score. 31 pages.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Score and parts are available on hire.
Arrangements:
Arranged for reduced orchestra, by Roy Douglas.
Instrumentation: 2 flutes (second doubling piccolo), 1 or 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 1 or 2 bassoons – 2 or 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba (optional) – timpani, 2 to 4 percussion – harp – strings
Alternate instrumentation: Piano – strings
Publication: Oxford University Press. Piano/conductor score, 1953, 019 3683032 (discontinued). Score and parts are available on hire.
Arranged for military band, by Norman Richardson.
Publication: Boosey and Hawkes. Score, 1953, QMB 188, and parts. Discontinued.
Arranged for piano solo, by Roy Douglas.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Score, 1953, 019 3739216. Discontinued.
Arranged for organ solo, by Sir William McKie.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Score, 1953, 019 3758733.
Arranged for brass band, by Eric Ball.
Instrumentation: Soprano cornet, 8 cornets, flugelhorn, 3 horns, 2 baritone horns, 2 trombones, bass trombone, 2 euphonium, 2 bass horns in B-flat, 2 bass horns in E-flat – timpani, percussion (side drum)
Publication: Oxford University Press. Score, 1979, 019 368537X. Set of parts, 019 3685388.
Arranged for organ solo, by Robert Gower.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Included in A Walton Organ Album, 1996, 019 3758709. [Purchase online from SheetMusicPlus.com: A Walton Organ Album]
Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
London Symphony Orchestra Sir Malcolm Sargent 1953 London 425 662-2 7’27”
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Charles Groves 1969 EMI Classics 67222 7’12”
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Louis Frémaux 1976 EMI Classics 64201 6’50”
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra David Hill 1991 Decca 467 613-2 7’36”
The Philharmonia Sir David Willcocks 1991 Chandos CHAN 8998 7’04”
Robert Gower organ [arr. Gower] n/a 1996 Priory PRCD 591 8’09”
English Northern Philharmonia Paul Daniel 2001 Naxos 8.555869 7’20”
The Band of the Scots Guards  [arr. Richardson] Major R. J. Owen 2002 SRC 107 7’24”

• Composition: 1971. Arranged from the String Quartet No. 2. The transcription of the final movement was done by Sir Malcolm Arnold, under the composer’s supervision. Several changes were made in late 1973, in preparation for publication.
First Performance: 2 March 1972. Octagon Theatre, Perth. Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner conductor.
Duration: About 27 minutes
Movements: I. Allegro - II. Presto - III. Lento - IV. Allegro molto     
Craggs Catalogue Number: C53a
Instrumentation: String orchestra
A note in the score reads: “The work should be played by not less than 6.4.4.4.3 players, but if necessary lower strongs may be reduced to 2 violas, 2 cellos, and 2 double basses (where the double bass part is divided into three, the third part may be omitted).”
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 606b. Autograph full score. The fourth movement is in the hand of Sir Malcolm Arnold. 67 pages.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Study score, 1973, 019 3684276. Parts on sale: violin I 019 3684284, violin II 019 3684292, viola 01 3684306, cello 019 3684314, doublebass 019 3684322  Score and parts are also available on hire.
Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
Guildhall String Ensemble Robert Salter director 1988 RCA Victor RD 87846 26’30”
City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox 1991 EMI Classics CDC 7 54407 2 26’53”
London Philharmonic Jan Latham-Koenig 1992 Chandos CHAN 9106 28’59”

• General Information:
1.     The Music Lesson     
2.     The Three-Legged Race     
3.     The Silent Lake     
4.     Pony Trap     
5.     Swing Boats     
6.     Puppet’s Dance     
7.     Song at Dusk     
8.     Hopscotch     
9.     Ghosts     
10. Trumpet Tune     

Composition: 1940–1, arranged by the composer from the Duets for Children (1940). Nine of the numbers originally existed in versions for piano solo, entitled Tunes for My Niece.
First Performance:  Sunday, 16 February 1941. Queen’s Hall, London. London Philharmonic Orchestra, Basil Cameron conductor.
Duration:  About 14 minutes
• C. Number:  C39a
Instrumentation: 2 flutes (both doubling piccolos), 2 oboes (both doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons – 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 2 percussion (side drum, cymbals, glockenspiel, tambourine, xylophone) – harp – strings
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 624c. Autograph full score. 37 pages.
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1941. Score and parts are available on hire.

Music for Children 1941 Score   Discontinued
Music for Children, Book 1:
‘The Music Lesson’, ‘The Three-Legged Race’, ‘The Silent Lake’, ‘Pony Trap’, ‘Ghosts’
1949 Arranged for piano
by Roy Douglas
ISBN 019 373916X Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com
Music for Children, Book 2 1950 Arranged for piano
by Roy Douglas
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Arrangements:
Music for Children, arranged for piano solo by Roy Douglas (1949/50).
See above for publication information.
Trumpet Tune, for trumpet and piano, arranged by Ann Driver (1954).
This version has never been published or recorded.
Six Pieces for Brass Ensemble, Sets 1 and 2, arranged by Nöel de Jongh.
Set 1 Contents: ‘Puppet’s Dance’, ‘Hopscotch’, ‘Trumpet Tune’
Set 2 Contents: ‘The Three-Legged Race’, ‘The Silent Lake’, ‘Pony Trap’
Instrumentation, Set 1: 2 trumpets, 2 trombones
Instrumentation, Set 2: 3 trumpets (1 optional), 3 trombones, horn (optional)
Publication: Oxford University Press. Score, 1964, discontinued.
Miniatures for Wind Band, Sets 1 and 2, arranged by Bram Wiggins.
Set 1 Contents: ‘The Music Lesson’, ‘The Three-Legged Race’, ‘The Silent Lake’, ‘Pony Trap’, ‘Song at Dusk’
Set 2 Contents: ‘Ghosts’, ‘Hopscotch’, ‘Puppet’s Dance’, ‘Swing Boats’, ‘Trumpet Tune’
Instrumentation: Piccolo (optional), 2 flutes, 1 or 2 oboes, 3 clarinets, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 alto saxophones, bassoon – 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 euphonium (second doubling tenor saxophones), tuba – timpani, percussion – doublebass.
Publication: Oxford University Press. 1974. Set 1: score 019 3682672, set of parts 019 3682958. Set 2: score 019 3685078, set of parts 019 3685353.
Children’s Suite, for oboe and piano, arranged by Christopher Palmer.
Comprising: ‘The Music Lesson’, ‘The Three-Legged Race’, ‘Ghosts’, ‘Hopscotch’, ‘Swing Boats’, ‘Song at Dusk’, ‘Puppet’s Dance’, ‘Trumpet Tune’
Publication: Oxford University Press. Included in Willam Walton: An Oboe Album, 1992, 019 3594102.
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Arranged for brass band, by Paul Hindmarsh, ca.1995.
Comprising: ‘The Music Lesson’, ‘The Three-Legged Race’, ‘The Silent Lake’, ‘Pony Trap’, ‘Swing Boats’, ‘Song at Dusk’, ‘Trumpet Tune’

Black Dyke Mills Band James Watson arr. Hindmarsh 1995 ASV WHL 2093 8’38”

 

Two Pieces for Manuals, for organ, arranged by Robert Gower.
Comprising: ‘Allegro’, ‘Alla marcia’
Publication: Oxford University Press. Included in A Walton Organ Album, 1996, 019 3758709 [Purchase online from SheetMusicPlus.com: A Walton Organ Album]

Robert Gower organ   arr. Gower 1996 Priory PRCD 591 3’49”

Adaptations: Galop final, composed by Walton in 1949, and incorporating themes from Music for Children, intended to form the conclusion to the ballet Devoirs de vacances.
Arrangement: Orchestrated by Christopher Palmer, using the same orchestra as Music for Children.
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 624d. Autograph short score. 7 pages.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Score and parts are available on hire.

London Philharmonic Orchestra Bryden Thomson Galop final 1991 Chandos CHAN 8968 3’34”

Music for Children has formed the basis of the following ballet:
Devoirs de vacances. John Taras choreographer, Boris Kochno book.
First Performance: Tuesday, 8 November 1949. Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris. Ballet des Champs-Élysées. Leslie Caron, Hélène Constantine, Irene Shorik, Hélène Sadowska, Youly Algaroff principals. Cecil Beaton scenery, costumes.
Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
London Philharmonic Orchestra Sir William Walton 1970 Lyrita SRCD.224 13’18”
London Philharmonic Orchestra Bryden Thomson 1991 Chandos CHAN 8968 13’23”

For additional recordings of this music, see the following versions:

  • Duets for Children, for piano duet (1940)

• Composition: Original composed as a ballet in 1925–6. Reworked into a concert piece in 1927. Revised extensively, removing orchestral counterpoint and simplifying the solo piano part, in 1943. Many prefer the original version, and both versions are performed today.
First Performance, Original Version: 5 January 1928. Queen’s Hall, London. York Bowen piano, Orchestra of the Royal Philharmonic Society. Ernest Anserment conductor.
First Performance, Revised Version: 9 February 1944. Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. Cyril Smith piano. Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent conductor.
Duration: About 18 minutes
Movements: I. Maestoso - II. Andante comodo - III. Allegro vivo sempre scherzando     
Dedication: In the original version, Walton dedicated each movement to one of the Sitwell family: first movement ‘To Osbert’, second movement ‘To Edith’, third movement ‘to Sachie’. These dedications were removed in the 1943 revision.
Craggs Catalogue Number: C21
Instrumentation: Original Version: Piano solo 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, cor anglais, clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon – 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 2 percussion (tambourine, cymbals, side drum, bass drum, glockenspiel, xylophone – strings
Revised Version: Piano solo 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinet, 2 bassoons – 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 2 percussion (tambourine, cymbals, side drum, bass drum, glockenspiel, xylophone) – strings
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 587.
FRKF 587a – Autograph full score of the original version. 80 pages.
FRKF 587b – Copyist’s manuscript of the piano part, with one page in Walton’s hand. 30 pages.
FRKF 587c – Autograph full score of the revised version. 69 pages.
Publication:
Oxford University Press. Full score, 1928. Two-pianos score, arranged by the composer, 1928. Discontinued.
Oxford University Press. Study score, 1953, 019 3684063. Two-pianos score, arranged by Roy Douglas, 1947, 019 3684071.
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Oxford University Press. William Walton Edition, Volume 13, 019 3683113, includes both original and revised versions. Score and parts are available on hire.
Arrangements:
Arranged for two pianos, by the composer. Original version. Publication: Oxford University Press. Score, 1928 (discontinued).
Arranged for two pianos, by Roy Douglas. Revised version. Publication: Oxford University Press. Score, 1947, 019 3684071. [Purchase online from SheetMusicPlus.com: Two-pianos score]
Recordings:

Soloist Orchestra Conductor Version Year Compact Disc Timing
Phyllis Sellick City of Birmingham Orchestra Sir William Walton Revised 1945 Avid AMSC 604 17’40”
Peter Katin London Symphony Orchestra Sir William Walton Revised 1970 Lyrita SRCD.224 19’58”
Kathryn Stott Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Vernon Handley Original 1989 BMG 92575 2 18’35”
Eric Parkin London Philharmonic Jan Latham-Koenig Original 1992 Chandos CHAN 9148 17’52”
Peter Donohoe English Northern Philharmonia Paul Daniel Original 1996 Naxos 8.553869 17’30”

• Composition: Completed by 5 February 1945, expanded from one of the Fanfares for Salute to the Red Army
First Performance:  4 March 1945. Royal Albert Hall, London. BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult.
Duration:  Under 3 minutes
Craggs Catalogue Number: C48a
Instrumentation: 6 flutes, 3 piccolos, 9 oboes, 9 clarinets, 9 bassoons – 12 horns, 10 trumpets, 6 tenor trombones, 3 bass trombones, 3 tubas – 2 timpani, 4 percussion (side drum, bass drum, cymbal, gong) – 3 harps – organ – strings
Manuscript: The private collection of O. W. Neighbour. Dated ‘February 5th 1945’
Publication: This work has never been published.
Recordings: This work has never been recorded.

• Composition: 1926. Minor revisions were made in 1962.
First Performance: 24 November 1926. Aeolian Hall, London. Aeolian Chamber Orchestra, Sir William Walton [or possibly Guy Warrack] conductor.
Duration: About 5 minutes
Dedication: The original version is dedicated to Stephen Tennant, though this dedication was removed in the 1962 revision.
Craggs Catalogue Number: C19
Instrumentation: Flute (doubling piccolo), oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon – 2 horns – strings
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 1428. First and second proofs of orchestral parts, with annotations by Walton in blue and red crayon, and red ink. The location of the autograph manuscript score is unknown.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Full score, 1929 (discontinued). Study score, 1963, 019 3684004. Score and parts are available on hire.
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Arrangements:
Arranged for piano duet, by the composer. Publication: Oxford University Press, 1928. (discontinued).
Arranged for two pianos, by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett First Performance: 1 December 1977. Wigmore Hall, London. Susan Bradshaw and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett pianos. This version remains unpublished.
Adaptations: The music from Siesta formed the basis of the following ballets:
Ballet — a Pas de deux. Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton. First Performance: 24 January 1936. Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. Vic-Wells Ballet. Sadler’s Wells Orchestra, Sir William Walton conductor. Pearl Argyle, Robert Helpmannprincipals. Matilda Etches designer.
Ballet — a new Pas de deux. Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton. First Performance: 28 July 1972. The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk. English Opera Group Orchestra, David Taylor conductor. Vyvyan Lorrayne, Barry McGrath principals. Aldeburgh Festival.
Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
London Philharmonic Orchestra Sir William Walton 1938 EMI Classics 63381 4’40”
London Philharmonic Orchestra Sir William Walton 1970 Lyrita SRCD.224 5’42”
London Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras 1989 EMI Classics 75569 5’08”
London Philharmonic Bryden Thomson 1990 Chandos CHAN 9148 5’54”
English Northern Philharmonia David Lloyd-Jones 2001 Naxos 8.555868 5’06”

• Composition: 1959, for a projected ABC television series based on Churchill’s eponymous work. The series was never produced.
First Performance: Monday, 25 May 1959. ADPC Studios, Elstree. London Symphony Orchestra, Sir William Walton conductor.
Duration: About 5 minutes
Craggs Catalogue Number: C70
Instrumentation: 3 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon – 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 2 percussion (side drum, bass drum, tenor drum, cymbals) – harp – strings
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 632. Autograph full score. 22 pages.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Score and parts are available on hire.
Arrangements: Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario, arranged by Christopher Palmer, incorporates this march in part.
Recordings:

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
The Philharmonia Sir David Willcocks 1991 Chandos CHAN 8998 4’40”
London Philharmonic Orchestra Carl Davis 1986 EMI Classics 65585 4’45”
English Northern Philharmonia Paul Daniel 1996 Naxos 8.553869 4’56”