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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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Fanfares for Salute to the Red Army, for brass and timpani (1943) – lost

• 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.