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Paul Walton

Hymn Arrangements

Paul is (in)famous for his reharmonisations of hymns, and has written over 300 arrangements, including last verse harmonisations, descants, fauxbourdons and brass fanfares.

Aberystwyth descant


Blaenwern descant (contains extended chromaticism -

those of a sensitive disposition have been warned . . . .)


Caswall fauxbourdon and descant


Dix last verse accompaniment


Evelyns last verse accompaniment


Golden Sheaves descant


Helmsley descant


Hereford descant


Lux Eoi descant


Miles Lane descant


Puer nobis harmonisation and descant


Rievaulx descant


Rockingham harmonisations and last verse accompaniment


St Magnus descant


Strength and Stay last verse choir arrangement and descant


Was lebet descant


Descants / organ accompaniments

Paul  lives in the vain hope that some more may one day be published,

but is happy to offer a few representative samples for free download:

Arrangements with brass and percussion

All arrangements below available for sale at £5 per set:

Scoring A: 5 pt brass – 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Scoring B: 6-7 pt brass – 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba (optional), trombone 1 part also given for Horn in F

Percussion (optional) includes timpani and may include other instruments - see sample scores

If full brass not available, all arrangements will work with just the 2 or 3 trumpet parts

All sets include a complete full score and organ part

All sets include a complete vocal score that may be freely photocopied - no need to check harmonies against hymn books!

Words are as in New English Hymnal along with variants from Ancient & Modern / Common Praise

Angel voices






Cwm Rhondda
















Laudate Dominum




Lobe den Herren






Morning Light






Nun danket


Praise my soul


Regent Square




St. Albinus


St. Denio


St. Gertrude


St. Helen


The First Nowell

View sample scores (in C) below:

To order please email Paul. Payment can be made via cheque or Paypal. My Paypal address is

Postage and packing within Great Britain is charged at cost or (if paying in advance)

£2 for orders of £10 and under / 15% of the order price for orders over £10

Paul’s arrangement of Londonderry Air has just been published in

The Novello Book of Hymns

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