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Sir William Walton, Composer
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William Turner Walton was born on 29 March 1902, in the industrial Lancashire town of Oldham. His father was the director of the local church choir, and by participation therein Walton became familiar with much of the standard choral repertoire, including Haydn's Creation and Handel's Messiah. At the age of ten, Walton was accepted as a chorister of Christ Church Cathedral at Oxford University. While at Oxford, both as chorister and later as an undergraduate student, Walton familiarized himse...
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Walton: Sonata for String Orchestra N/A
Allegro (8:54) N/A
Presto (4:39) N/A
Lento (9:16) N/A
Allegro molto (5:04) N/A
Walton: Passacaglia for Cello solo
I - Lento espressivo – Subito vivace (6:21) N/A
Walton: Concerto for Cello N/A
I - Moderato (8:03) N/A
II - Allegro appassionato (6:15) N/A
III - Tema ed improvvisazioni (13:50) N/A
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Roy Thomson Hall
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Roy Thomson Hall
5 May 2018
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church