This volume presents new editions of Façade Entertainment, and Façade 2, and four hitherto unpublished numbers all in new, clear engraving. A detailed preface explains the fascinating history of the work, with full textual notes and an appendix of the poems. The score and parts are also available from the OUP Hire Library.
William Walton (1902-1983)Edited by David Lloyd-Jones
"It is particularly rewarding finding a twentieth-century British composer's work produced to such a high standard . . . Lloyd-Jones claims that when the edition is completed, "no British composer born in the twentieth century will have been better served by his publisher". That could well be true." - Peter Dickinson, Music and Letters, May 2002
"As for the new score, it is nicely produced . . . and feels good . . . The commentary on each item is thorough, and worth reading even by those who normally ignore the small print . . . But congratulations to the editor and publisher for at least putting the whole of the Façade material together in one volume with full explanation." - Clifford Bartlett, Brio, Spring/Summer