Autograph musical quotation signed "William Walton." Sir William WALTON.

Autograph musical quotation signed "William Walton."

1 page (ca. 79 x 162 mm.). Dated May 31, [19]76. Notated in blue-black ink on staff paper with "G.B.T. Marchio Depositato" printed to lower left margin.

Three measures from the beginning of Walton's cantata, Belshazzar's Feast. For 3 trombones (in unison) on two staves. In 4/4 time. Marked "Maestoso quarter note = 54." With autograph titling.

Slightly worn and creased at edges; trimmed, not affecting signature or notation.

Belshazzar's Feast was first performed at the Leeds Festival on October 8, 1931, with baritone Dennis Noble, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Leeds Festival Chorus, conducted by Marcolm Sargeant. It remains one of Walton's most celebrated compositions.

"Noted above all for his orchestral music, [Walton] is one of the major figures to emerge in England between Vaughan Williams and Britten." Byron Adams in Grove Music Online. Item #25553

Price: $550.00  other currencies

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