Music for Children

William Walton



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Music for Children, 1940–1 was originally written as piano duets, and arranged for orchestra by the composer from the Duets for Children (1940). There are ten short movements with depictive titles. Nine of the numbers originally existed in versions for piano solo, entitled Tunes for My Niece. The scoring for band is sometimes characteristically thin, capturing the intimate childlike musical descriptions, and occasionally full, showing absolute excitement and youthful delight.

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