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Notes on Music
Wed July 24, 2013
I942, William Walton was asked to compose music for a movie, The First of the Few, which depicted the flyers in the British Air Force during World War II.
As we hear the music in concert, the average listener, unaware of its origin, may find the title of the music a bit puzzling: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, in honor, of course of the Spitfire fighter plane use so successfully during the war.