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Paul Walton



Offertoire sur deux Noëls (op.19)

Berceuse Paraphrase

Sortie on ‘In dulci jubilo’

Chorale Prelude on ‘Silent night’

Pæan on ‘Divinum mysterium’


Cradle Song

Christmastide (op.34)

The Holy Boy

Changes on ‘Resonet in laudibus’

Rejoice and be merry! (A collage of carols)

Sleigh Ride

Christmas Cradle Song

Sortie sur ‘Adeste fideles’

Léonce de Saint-Martin

George Baker

David Briggs

Samuel Barber

John Cook

Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. Sumsion)

Herbert Sumsion

Basil Harwood

John Ireland

Paul Bryan

Christopher Shiner

Leroy Anderson (arr. Trotter)

Alfred Hollins

Pierre Cochereau (trans. Lombard)

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

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Regent Records REGCD 406

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

Sold in aid of Bristol Cathedral Organ Fund

Favourite Organ Music cover

Prelude and Fugue in G major (BWV 541)

O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross (BWV 622)

Valet will ich der geben (BWV 736)

Andante in D (with variations)

Consolation No.4 in D flat major

Marche Héroïque (op.74)

Elegy (for April 7, 1913)

Cantilène (Symphonie 3, op.28)

Marche Pontificale (Symphonie 1, op.13, no.1)

Aria (AWV 120)

Sonata No.1 (op.42)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Felix Mendelssohn

Franz Liszt

Edwin Lemare

C Hubert H Parry

Louis Vierne

Charles-Marie Widor

Jehan Alain

Alexandre Guilmant

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

I was glad cover

I was glad

Lord, let me know mine end

Zadok the Priest (HWV 258)

Stabat mater dolorosa (Stabat Mater)

Thy mercy, Jehovah

Insanae et vanae curae

Agnus Dei (‘Coronation Mass’, KV 317)

Ave verum corpus (KV 618)

Si iniquitates observaveris

Gott ist mein Hirt

Bogoroditstye Dyevo

God is gone up

Greater love

O thou the central orb

Beati quorum via

I was glad

Henry Purcell

Maurice Greene

George Frederic Handel

Giovanni Pergolesi

Benedetto Marcello

Franz Joseph Haydn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Samuel Wesley

Franz Schubert

Sergei Rachmaninov

Gerald Finzi

John Ireland

Charles Wood

Charles Villiers Stanford

C Hubert H Parry

‘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


In an Old Abbey (op.32)

Severn Suite (op.87)


Two Hymn-Tune Preludes

Five Studies in form of a Sonata


Prologue (A Wartime Sketchbook)

Walter Alcock

Basil Harwood

Edward Elgar (arr. Cull)

Herbert Sumsion

Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. Sumsion)

John Cook

Douglas Steele

William Walton (arr. Palmer/Gower)

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


Pastorale (‘. . . green and pleasant land’)

Evening Voluntary

Three Pieces - Homage à Jehan Alain


For the Iron Voice

Song without Words

The Legend of St Nicholas

John Pickard

Alan Gibbs

Elizabeth Winters

Nicolas Kingman

Paul Fisher

Philip Wilby

David Briggs

David Briggs

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

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

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

Regent Records REGCD 498

all first recordings except Adagio

and Magna voce cane et magno cum jubilo


‘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

Star Review, Choir & Organ,

January/February 2018

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

Official CD of Bristol Cathedral Come and Hear Appeal

Tuba Tune

Psalm Prelude Set 1, No.2 (op.32, no.2)

Sonata Eroïca

Pastorale (BWV 590)

Fantasia in G major (BWV 572)

Variations on a theme of Clément Jannequin

Sonata on the 94th Psalm

Norman Cocker

Herbert Howells

Joseph Jongen

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Jehan Alain

Julius Reubke

Sounds Appealing cover
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