Short Biography, Paragraph of “Sir William Turner Walton” short paragraph for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Sir William Turner Walton

Sir William Turner Walton, (1902-83). British com-poser. A chorister and later an undergraduate at Christ Church, Oxford, Walton was largely self-taught as a composer. He made his name with Facade (1923), a set of witty and humorous musical accompaniments to nonsense poems by Edith Sitwell. Walton’s other works include the oratorio Belshazzar’s Feast (1931) and music for Olivier’s Shakespeare films Henry V (1944) and Richard III (1954).

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