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Re: Sir William Walton
« Reply #700 on: October 31, 2021, 01:52:30 AM »
Never heard of it! Just ordered it. Thanks Lol.

A bargain, Jeffrey. A return favour for the Warlock book heads up, which I am enjoying very much.
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« Reply #701 on: October 31, 2021, 01:59:39 AM »
A bargain, Jeffrey. A return favour for the Warlock book heads up, which I am enjoying very much.
Pleased to hear it Lol! I'm hoping to sneak over to Down Ampney when I'm in my 'Glamping/Shepherd's Hut' in the Cotswolds next week to see VW's birthplace and visit the church where his father was vicar.
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Re: Sir William Walton
« Reply #702 on: October 31, 2021, 05:56:14 AM »
Pleased to hear it Lol! I'm hoping to sneak over to Down Ampney when I'm in my 'Glamping/Shepherd's Hut' in the Cotswolds next week to see VW's birthplace and visit the church where his father was vicar.

Hopefully the book will arrive before you depart, Jeffrey. In case it doesn't - since 2001 a display at the church of a series of five boards "on which his life related and his musical output charted".
Have a great trip and fully report back on your return.
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« Reply #703 on: January 18, 2022, 11:43:40 AM »
I was pleased to pick up some Walton Scores for my collection quite reasonably on ebay.  One of them is a real rarity - the "Hamlet and Ophelia - A Poem for Orchestra" arr. Muir Matheson.  Matheson of course made suites from Walton other 2 Shakespeare Films as well as arranging the funeral march from Hamlet.  This poem is a kind of suite but less sectional.  As such - it runs to around 13 mins - its a substantial but little known Walton score and one well worth hearing.  I can find only 2 recordings - one by Hickox as part of the Chandos Walton Edition

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The other is much rarer.  It first appeared on an LP of Walton film music from Sir Charles Groves and the RLPO



As far as I can tell this has never made it to an individual CD release (I'd be delighted to be proved wrong) although much of the contents excluding Hamlet & Ophelia has appeared on other EMI/Warner Walton compilation discs.  It does appear in the Groves/EMI/British Music box of 14 CD's from around 2015 but already well OOP.  I no longer have the LP but would love to hear Groves' take on this score.  I looked at (expensive) 2nd hand versions of the box but I think this is literally the only track in there I don't already have on individual releases

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Re: Sir William Walton
« Reply #704 on: January 18, 2022, 11:14:32 PM »
Hopefully the book will arrive before you depart, Jeffrey. In case it doesn't - since 2001 a display at the church of a series of five boards "on which his life related and his musical output charted".
Have a great trip and fully report back on your return.
I never got to Down Ampney in the end Lol although I saw a sign-post towards it. Maybe next time.
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Re: Sir William Walton
« Reply #705 on: January 18, 2022, 11:23:14 PM »
I was pleased to pick up some Walton Scores for my collection quite reasonably on ebay.  One of them is a real rarity - the "Hamlet and Ophelia - A Poem for Orchestra" arr. Muir Matheson.  Matheson of course made suites from Walton other 2 Shakespeare Films as well as arranging the funeral march from Hamlet.  This poem is a kind of suite but less sectional.  As such - it runs to around 13 mins - its a substantial but little known Walton score and one well worth hearing.  I can find only 2 recordings - one by Hickox as part of the Chandos Walton Edition

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The other is much rarer.  It first appeared on an LP of Walton film music from Sir Charles Groves and the RLPO



As far as I can tell this has never made it to an individual CD release (I'd be delighted to be proved wrong) although much of the contents excluding Hamlet & Ophelia has appeared on other EMI/Warner Walton compilation discs.  It does appear in the Groves/EMI/British Music box of 14 CD's from around 2015 but already well OOP.  I no longer have the LP but would love to hear Groves' take on this score.  I looked at (expensive) 2nd hand versions of the box but I think this is literally the only track in there I don't already have on individual releases
There's this but it's not the same. The Columbus CD looks very interesting:
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Re: Sir William Walton
« Reply #706 on: January 22, 2022, 10:25:38 AM »
I'm rather enjoying 'Christopher Columbus' and look forward to hearing 'Hamlet and Ophelia':

Annoyingly, the (second-hand) CD, which plays perfectly, arrived without the booklet featuring the notes etc  :(
http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2005/july05/Walton_Columbus_CHSA5034.htm
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Sir William Walton
« Reply #707 on: January 23, 2022, 06:48:24 AM »
I'm rather enjoying 'Christopher Columbus' and look forward to hearing 'Hamlet and Ophelia':

Annoyingly, the (second-hand) CD, which plays perfectly, arrived without the booklet featuring the notes etc  :(
http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2005/july05/Walton_Columbus_CHSA5034.htm

Jeffrey, you can download the booklet directly from chandos here: https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%205034