William Walton: In honour of the City of London (1937)
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London: The best classical music
3. William Walton: In honour of the City of London (1937)
For this exhilarating work for double chorus and orchestra, Walton took his inspiration from a poem by the 16th century Scotsman William Dunbar. Both words and score evoke the bustling energy of a city that never seems to stop even for a breath.