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21st Century Organ Music
Paul Walton
Organ of Bridlington Priory

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SKU: REGCD483 Categories: ,


An unusual collection of contemporary organ music, ranging from the searing virtuosity of new works by John Pickard and Nicolas Kingman, to the lyrical beauty of Paul Fisher, Alan Gibbs, and David Briggs. The disc takes its name from the three-movement showpiece suite for organ ‘For the Iron Voice’ by Philip Wilby, here receiving its first complete recording.

The organ of Bridlington Priory is one of the largest and finest parish church organs in the UK. It was built by the Belgian firm Anneessens and installed in the Priory in the spring of 1889. In 2005/6 the organ was rebuilt by Nicholsons and Co from the ground up with a new building frame and tonal modifications and additions to produce a reliable, comprehensive, perfectly balanced instrument. It was dedicated by Archbishop John Sentamu in April 2006.

Paul Walton is Assistant Organist of Bristol Cathedral, and director of the Bristol Phoenix Choir. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music under Margaret Philips, Matthew Owens, and Kevin Bowyer. This is his third solo recording on Regent.

Track List

Tesserae – John Pickard (b. 1963)
Pastorale (‘…green and pleasant land’) – Alan Gibbs (b. 1932)
Evening Voluntary – Elizabeth Winters (b. 1979)
Three Pieces – Homage   Jehan Alain – Nicolas Kingman (b. 1976)
I Entrée
II Choral
III Sortie
Scherzo – Paul Fisher (b. 1943)
For the Iron Voice – Philip Wilby (b. 1949)
1 Gothic
2 Pensiero
3 Finale: In Moto Perpetuo
Song without Words – David Briggs (b. 1962)
The Legend of St Nicholas – David Briggs
1 St Nicholas cares for the hungry
2 Scherzo – the Three purses filled with the Gold Coins
3 St Nicholas – Patron Saint of Sailors
4 St Nicholas brings gifts to the children

Total Playing time: 77:37

All first recordings, except tracks 2, 9 and 10

Production credits

Recorded in Bridlington Priory 1–3 September 2015 by kind permission
Recording producer and engineer:  Gary Cole

Sample audio extracts


‘Paul Walton plays with great virtuosity’ Choir & Organ September 2016

‘Paul Walton’s virtuosity as an organist is apparent throughout and he displays the huge organ of Bridlington Priory to excellent effect.’ Cathedral Music 1/2017