Neville Marriner: Sir William Walton's Film Music, Vol. 4

Audio Samples

>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 1. Prelude
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 2. Coronation
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 3. Monologue. "Now is the winter of our discontent"
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 4. The Wooing
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 5. The Prince of Wales
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 6. Elegy
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 7. The Princes in the Tower
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 8. Nightmare
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 9. Bosworth Field
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 10. Death of Richard and Finale
>Fanfare and March, for brass (from music for "Macbeth"; arr. by C.Palmer)
>Shavian Sequence, suite for orchestra, A (from film score "Major Barbara"; arr. by C.Palmer): 1. Titles
>Shavian Sequence, suite for orchestra, A (from film score "Major Barbara"; arr. by C.Palmer): 2. Undershaft's factory and his "garden suburb"
>Shavian Sequence, suite for orchestra, A (from film score "Major Barbara"; arr. by C.Palmer): 3. Love-scene
>Shavian Sequence, suite for orchestra, A (from film score "Major Barbara"; arr. by C.Palmer): 4. End Titles and Play-out

Track List

>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 1. Prelude
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 2. Coronation
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 3. Monologue. "Now is the winter of our discontent"
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 4. The Wooing
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 5. The Prince of Wales
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 6. Elegy
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 7. The Princes in the Tower
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 8. Nightmare
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 9. Bosworth Field
>Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario, for orchestra (after the film score, arr. by C. Palmer): 10. Death of Richard and Finale
>Fanfare and March, for brass (from music for "Macbeth"; arr. by C.Palmer)
>Shavian Sequence, suite for orchestra, A (from film score "Major Barbara"; arr. by C.Palmer): 1. Titles
>Shavian Sequence, suite for orchestra, A (from film score "Major Barbara"; arr. by C.Palmer): 2. Undershaft's factory and his "garden suburb"
>Shavian Sequence, suite for orchestra, A (from film score "Major Barbara"; arr. by C.Palmer): 3. Love-scene
>Shavian Sequence, suite for orchestra, A (from film score "Major Barbara"; arr. by C.Palmer): 4. End Titles and Play-out

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

With spellbinding narration by Sir John Gielgud, this recording is part of a three-disc retrospective of Walton's greatest film scores. The original discs presented the premiere recording of much of this music, and they are here re-issued at Classics price in contemporary packaging. Includes the rarely performed music for the cinematic treasure Major Barbara Among the sumptuous and deeply romantic music on this disc is the substantial selection from Walton's score for Richard III - 'A Shakespearian Scenario' as the arranger, Christopher Palmer, calls it; colorful and richly detailed music, the suite is conducted by Sir Neville Marriner and makes a fitting tribute to William Walton. The music for Richard III was Walton's last major film score, and this disc presented the world premiere recording of it, with American Record Guide describing it as 'the peer of anything else that has been composed for the cinema'.

Gramophone Magazine
[On the original release] It may well be that the Walton series, and in particular this part of it, is what record collectors will still be fondly recalling in mid-21st Century when they look back at the first two decades of Chandos. They are worthy of being retained in the catalogue at least that long. Not to be missed.

Album Notes

Composer: William Walton .

All tracks have been digitally mastered using 24-bit technology.



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