Posts tagged ‘William Walton’

January 31, 2016

2016-01-31 Notes from the Bench

“Jubilate Deo” by William Walton

A commentary on this week’s music by Dr. James T. Gerber, Music Associate


Sir William Turner Walton (March 29, 1902 – March 8, 1983) was a twentieth century English composer who wrote music of various styles and genres over a sixty-year career, writing symphonies, concertos, chamber music, a choral works, and music for films.

“Jubliate Deo” was written between 1971 and 1972 for the English Bach Festival and was premiered on April 22, 1972 in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford as part of a series of events to celebrate his 70th birthday.



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