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William Walton: Henry V ()

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composed by Anonymous, English, Giles Farnaby, Joseph Canteloube, William Walton

The concept behind the work called Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario is to take as much as possible of William Walton's score for Laurence Olivier's 1943 film and interpolate suitable excerpts from Shakespeare's play to make an hour-long concert work for speaker, chorus, and orchestra. Though it demands all your attention, the high quality of the result thoroughly rewards it, clearly and intelligently combining the two mediums in a single, arresting form. With the skillful and sympathetic Neville Marriner leading the always ...

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William Walton: Henry V
2007, Chandos Classics

UPC: 095115143728

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