Tuesday, 11 November 2014

George Butterworth - The Banks of Green Willow

George Butterworth (1885-1916) was an English composer and one of many casualties of the Great War, the end of which we remember today on Armistice Day. Outside England he is practically unknown, but his small oeuvre contains beautiful music in the pastoral English style. I have selected his idyll for orchestra The Banks of Green Willow from 1913. Relevant links below.