William Walton – Henry V Suite

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    JohnBrisbane on #184567

    Hello everyone,

    I’m John from Brisbane, Australia. This is my fist post here as I relatively new to the harp (4 years, after being an oboist for many before that) and have been recently started playing in orchestras which I’m really enjoying.

    I am playing William Walton’s Henry V Suite later in 2015 and am trying really hard to get my hands on a copy of the harp part before the library set arrives to the orchestra I’m playing it with. Kinda don’t want to see it for the first time at the first rehearsal!

    Does anyone happen to have a copy of that part by any chance? It’s a little obscure I know.

    Thank you so much for any help in advance!

    Best regards

    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #184666

    I have a couple of pages of this piece, but not the whole thing.

    JohnBrisbane on #184680

    Thank you so much, Elizabeth. Any page would be wonderful and I have messaged you back.

    Thank you so much 🙂

    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #184685

    If you can get hold of an orchestral score and a recording, that will help you a lot.

    Alison on #184687

    I can help – email or friend me as I can never find others profiles…… Alison.
    Also OUP hold ALL their stock in the USA somewhere perhaps they can help.

    JohnBrisbane on #184690

    Thank you so much, Alison. I have sent you a message 🙂


    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #184693

    Yes, you may request the publisher send you some pages, if they refuse to make the whole part available. I don’t know if they will or not, but perhaps they will feel like being helpful.
    I loved playing the harp part in Walton’s Viola Concerto. I think he is the pre-eminent British composer of the 20th century, but sadly being overshadowed by Britten.

    Kathers on #189833

    Hi I’m in the UK and have been asked to play this Walton piece at the end of October, but won’t be getting the score until mid-September. It seems quite obscure. John have you performed it yet – how did it go? Does anyone who’s played it have any tips they could give me??
    Many thanks

    JohnBrisbane on #189839

    Hi Kathers

    Email me and I’ll send a copy. I’m rehearsing it a present. It’s got a couple of little tricky bits but it’s not too bad.
    John – johnpatrickconnolly22@gmail.com

    Kathers on #189882

    Thank you!

    MusikFind1 on #189885

    There are two publications:

    1.William Walton
    Suite from Henry V
    “Composed in 1943 for the film and adapted for concert use by Muir Mathieson, with the composer’s authorization.”
    Duration: 15 min., 15 sec.
    1 miniature score (68 pages)
    Conductor’s score and parts on rental – orchestral suite (original version Arranged by Muir Mathieson )
    2 fl (both+picc), 2 ob (II+ca), 2 cl, 2 bn, 4 hn, 2 tpt, 3 tbn, tba (opt), timp, 2 perc, hp, str
    as of 31 March 1969 Available on Hire only.
    London, Oxford University Press, Music Dept. [1964]
    Overture, The Globe Playhouse —
    Passacaglia, Death of Falstaff —
    Charge and battle —
    Touch her soft lips and part —
    Agincourt song.

    The miniature score which was for sale is no longer listed in the Oxford sales website. (130 academic libraries own this score)
    The score and parts are now on rental from Oxford. In the U.S. C.F.Peters, see below.
    2. There is also a Walton edition arr. Malcolm Sargent which is on rental.
    William Walton
    Henry V Suite
    This full score and associated performing material is drawn from the 2010 edition by David Lloyd-Jones, contained in Volume 22 of the William Walton Complete Edition. These materials may be used to perform either the Choral Suite created by Malcolm Sargent or the Orchestral Suite created by Muir Mathieson (albeit in the composer’s full orchestration).
    Dur: 16 minutes
    Moderately difficult to Difficult
    3 fl (2nd+picc, 3rd+picc), 2 ob, ca, 3 cl, 2 bn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn, tba, timp, perc, hp, hpschd, str
    Percussion: s drums, tabor, t drum, B drum, cymb, bell, tamb

    London 1600 and Overture: ‘The Globe Playhouse’; Passacaglia: The Death of Falstaff; Touch her soft lips and part; Agincourt Song


    Oxford U. Press.
    198 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10016-4314 USA
    Tel: 212-726-6109; rentals: 718-416-7821
    Fax: 212-726-6441; rentals: 718-416-7823
    rentals@cfpeters-ny.com (Agent for rentals for USA, Mexico, Central & South America)
    C. F. Peters Corp. Glendale, NY 11385
    See: Counterpoint Musical Services Inc. (for Canada)
    music.hire.uk@oup.com (for rest of world) music.enquiry.uk@oup.com
    http://www.oup.co.uk/music; http://www.oup.com/us/music

    [The most fun is had when the conductor arrives with one score and the orchestra has the other publication]

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