Vintage port, anyone?

Portsmouth Point is Walton’s overture/sound-portrait of the sea-shantied, old-tarred, booze-fuelled bustle of Swansea Portsmouth harbour in the early nineteenth century; the piece is based on this slightly risqué etching by Thomas Rowlandson:

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During his career Walton produced work in most musical genres, ranging from film scores through to chamber music. This week we take a (very) brief journey through the many different aspects of his output.

Course materials:

William Walton

Cycle of 5ths

Keyboard graphic 2 octaves

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