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A Litany '1st version'

Easter 1916
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Church music, although never central in Walton’s output, formed a small but valuable part of his life’s work. A Litany was in fact his first published composition, written at Oxford when the composer was only 16, and far more than a precocious trifle. Its craftsmanship is assured, its harmonic language already distinctively Waltonian, its sense of melancholy prophetic of the opening chorus of Belshazzar’s Feast, written more than ten years later.

from notes by Collegium Records © 1997


Hail, gladdening Light
COLCD113Download only
Walton: Coronation Te Deum & other choral works


Track 3 on CDA67330 [3'03]
Track 17 on COLCD113 [3'04] Download only

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