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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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Anniversary Fanfare, for brass and percussion (1973)

• 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 (, 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  


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