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).