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Heritage Orchestral

Walton conducts Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast, Partita, Overtures, Marches

Walton conducts Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast, Partita, Overtures, MarchesHTGCD225 – 5013993890096

Heritage presents Walton’s first recording of Belshazzar’s Feast, recorded during the Second World War, featuring the baritone soloist Dennis Noble who very much made the work his own. The disc also includes the thrilling Partita and a selection of overtures and marches including Portsmouth Point, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Orb and Sceptre and Crown Imperial.

76 minutes

Track Listing

Belshazzar’s Feast, Cantata for Mixed Choirs, Baritone Solo and Orchestra

  1. Thus spake Isiah
  2. Sing us one of the Songs of Zion
  3. By the Waters of Babylon
  4. Babylon was a great City
  5. Praise ye, the god of Gold
  6. Praise ye the Gods
  7. Thus in Babylon the mighty City
  8. And in that same hour
  9. Then sing, sing sloud
    The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Brass Bands, Sir William Walton
    The Huddersfield Choir, Dennis Noble (baritone)
    Recorded in 1943
    Partita for Orchestra

  11. Toccata – Brioso
  12. Pastorale sicilana: Andante comodo
  13. Giga Burlesca – Allegro gioviale
    Recording first published in 1960

  15. Johannesberg Festival Overture
    Recording first published in 1958

  17. Portsmouth Point
  18. Orb and Sceptre
  19. Crown Imperial
    Recordings first published in 1953
    Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir William Walton