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I am delighted to introduce to you the website of William Walton Trust. As international appreciation continues to grow for one of the great men of British music we hope that this site will prove interesting and informative both to those who are looking for general information and to those seeking specialist help.

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The William Walton Trust and the Fondazione William Walton e La Mortella have the following general objectives:

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Visit the site of the spectacular subtropical and mediterranean garden developed since 1956 by the late Susana Walton.

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Memorial Fanfare for Henry Wood, for large orchestra (1945)

• 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.