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March for "A History of the English Speaking Peoples," A

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William Walton

William Walton (arr. Noble)

General Info

Year: 1959 / 2011
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $35.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tenor Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In 1959, William Walton was commissioned to compose music for the opening and closing credits of a television series based on Winston Churchill's History of the English-speaking Peoples. The resulting work, March for a History of the English-speaking Peoples, was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra in May of that year and later published by Oxford University Press. However, the television project never materialized, and consequently Walton's score, which might have become one of his more familiar among popular audiences through television exposure, was all but forgotten.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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