Paul Walton


Available from Paul in person for £10 per disc or from this site at £12 per disc (including postage and packing within Great Britain).

Payment can be made by cheque or Paypal. My Paypal address is pauldwalton@hotmail.com

If paying by cheque, please send (payable to Paul Walton) to:
Paul Walton
Bristol Cathedral
College Green

Sounds Appealing (Paul Walton plays the organ of Bristol Cathedral)

Official CD of Bristol Cathedral Come and Hear Appeal

Sounds Appealing cover

Magna voce - OrganWorks by David Bednall (Paul Walton plays the organ of Blackburn Cathedral)

Regent Records REGCD 498

Magna voce cane et magno cum jubilo
Passion Chorale / Herzlich thut mich verlangen: Meditation
Ach Herre Gott, mich treibt die Not
Evocation of Wells Cathedral ‘O Radix Jesse’
Festal Sortie on ‘Gopsal’
Charity: Berceuse
Toccata: Aberystwyth
Wie schön leuchtet: Meditation
Triptych in Honour of Herbert Howells

‘This is music that Paul Walton obviously loves, and his playing is wonderfully assured - the music sings and dances by turns. He is splendidly partnered by the great organ of Blackburn Cathedral, and Gary Cole has worked his usual magic with the recording. Altogether a really fine disc’

Organists’ Review

‘Bednall’s thrilling, richly layered music. Paul Walton does him proud’

BBC Music Magazine

‘a tremendous amount of kinetic energy’
‘Paul Walton supplies the exuberance while the impressive Walker organ provides the power’
‘another very well engineered recording . . . highly recommended’

Classical Music Sentinel

‘each piece is a welcome addition to the organ literature’
‘Paul Walton is the ideal advocate for Bednall’s music, with superb technique and sympathetic interpretations. Regent offers outstanding sound, perfectly capturing the Blackburn organ.’
‘This is one of the outstanding organ recordings of the past year.’

American Record Guide

‘generously filled disc’
‘Paul Walton’s masterful command of the organ and his sense of overall vision makes this [Passion Chorale] one of the more impressive performances on the disc’
‘the innocuous title [Adagio] does not begin to hint at the huge intensity of the piece nor its epic journey across the entire tonal range of the instrument; a journey magnificently helmed by Walton in this powerful performance’
‘this [Triptych] is a scintillating piece of music, brilliantly played by Paul Walton on one of the more arresting Cathedral organs of our time’

MusicWeb International

‘a very enjoyable recording . . . so excellently played’
‘music comes across brilliantly on this fine organ’
‘highly recommended’

Cathedral Music Magazine

‘The Blackburn Cathedral organ is the perfect vehicle for this mélange and, in the hands of Paul Walton and recording engineer Gary Cole, Bednall’s music really sings and dances. Walton revels in this music, from the boisterous and extrovert drama of several toccatas to some sublime meditations.’

Choir & Organ

‘The difficult seventh album is now released... it would be harder to imagine any better advocate for one's music than Paul Walton, and the Blackburn Cathedral organ was my first choice for this recording. Recorded superbly as ever by Gary Cole, this is definitely one to shake the floor...’

David Bednall

For the Iron Voice - 21st Century Organ Music (Paul Walton plays the organ of Bridlington Priory)

Regent Records REGCD 483


all first recordings except Pastorale
and last two movements of For the Iron Voice

‘Paul Walton plays with great virtuosity and an iron-strong sense of purpose’

Choir and Organ Magazine

‘Paul Walton’s virtuosity as an organist is apparent throughout and he displays the huge organ of Bridlington Priory to excellent effect’

Cathedral Music Magazine

‘this exciting CD is a showcase for the organ, for the young organist and for the composers’
‘an uplifting CD’

Church Music Quarterly

‘a terrific disc and a fantastic performance of Tesserae. Thank you so much - I am absolutely delighted with every aspect of the performance’

John Pickard

‘the CD is simply fabulous. Congratulations!’

Philip Wilby

In an Old Abbey - British Organ Music (Paul Walton plays the organ of Bristol Cathedral)

Regent Records REGCD 431


‘total and entirely unself-conscious commitment, and a palpable sense of belief in both instrument and repertoire’
‘the organ revels in works by Alcock, Harwood and Sumsion among others. Very recommendable’

Choir and Organ Magazine

‘a most imaginative programme of 20th century English organ music’
‘performances show both impressive technique and enthusiasm for the music’
‘fine command of the organ’
‘much to be enjoyed on this welcome CD’

Cathedral Music Magazine

‘all the music on this well-thought out CD perfectly suited to this organ’
‘Cook Five Studies . . . could not have a more committed performer’
‘a fine disc, with an interesting and well-conceived programme, excellently recorded, as we’ve come to expect from Gary Cole, but, carrying the day, is the thoroughly musical and technically assured playing of Paul Walton’

Organists’ Review

Editor’s Choice, Organists’ Review,

December 2014

Rejoice and be merry! Organ music for Christmas (Paul Walton plays the organ of Bristol Cathedral)

Regent Records REGCD 406


‘cunningly compiled recital’
‘Try his barnstorming assault on David Briggs's
jubilant Sortie on ‘In dulci jubilo’ for size - epic!’

BBC Music Magazine

‘Walton’s programme has been exceptionally well chosen’
‘Briggs, Harwood and several other superb items make for an impressive CD’

International Record Review

‘a veritable stocking full of goodies’
‘all delightfully registered’

Organists’ Review

‘some especially beautiful, quiet music, notably Barber’s Chorale Prelude on Silent Night
‘also an exhilarating transcription of Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride

David Mellor, The Mail on Sunday

‘Paul Walton is to be congratulated not only for putting together this innovative and wide-ranging programme but also for his splendid playing, which manages to create the right atmosphere for each piece.’

Cathedral Music Magazine

Paul’s performance of Leroy Anderson’s

Sleigh Ride is at number 2 in Gramophone’s
Top 10 Seasonal Organ Showpieces

Favourite Organ Music (Paul Walton plays the organ of Bristol Cathedral)

Sold in aid of Bristol Cathedral Organ Fund

Favourite Organ Music cover

I was glad - Popular Choral Music sung by Bristol Cathedral Consort, David Bednall (organ), directed by Paul Walton

Sold in aid of Bristol Cathedral Consort’s Tour Fund

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