The Manchester Town Hall Waltz part 08
Composer: Young, William
Manchester's Town Hall is one of the finest buildings in the country and it was chosen as the inspiration for this piece of music. It was built in the neo-Gothic style in 1887 and is 286 feet high and was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, a leading architect of the time. Manchester had received 'city' status in 1853 and the Town Hall was a sign of it's success. This illustration is very detailed, and great care has been taken, even down to the inclusion of the people outside the town hall. A little girl carrying a basket can be seen in the foreground.