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Portsmouth Point


William Walton / Paul Noble

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Portsmouth Point is an overture originally composed in 1925 for orchestra by the English composer William Walton. The work was inspired by the well-known painting depicting Portsmouth Point by Thomas Rowlandson. Portsmouth Point depicts in musical form the rumbustious life of British 18th century sailors.  Commentators have noted the influence of Igor Stravinsky's music and of jazz in the rhythms of the score, as well as the rhythm of the Catalan sardana dance.   This arrangement brings a challenging addition to the repertoire of the Concert/Wind Band, with its pointallistic rhythm and dissonances, somewhat typical of  somewhat typical of  Walton in this period of his life.

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Category: Concert Band
Level: 5

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Publisher Title Composer / Arranger Voicing SKU Price QTY Portsmouth Point William Walton / Paul Noble PN-135 125.00 Portsmouth Point (Score) William Walton / Paul Noble PN135-FS 22.00