Herbert Walton

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b. 1869    d. 1929

Herbert Walton, born in Thirsk, Yorkshire in 1869, studied at the RCM under Parratt, Parry and Frederic Cliffe. In 1890 the Earl of Aberdeen appointed him his private organist, and in 1893, having declined an offer to go with the Earl to Canada, he became organist and choir-master of St. Mark’s Church, Leeds, with a large teaching connection. Three years later he was one of the five selected candidates for the post of organist to the Corporation of Liverpool, and took part in the competition in the Royal Albert Hall, London, in January, 1897, in connection with the appointment. Dr. Peace, the organist of Glasgow Cathedral, was the successful candidate, and in the following May Mr. Walton was unanimously elected to fill Dr. Peace’s vacant place at Glasgow. He held the diploma of an Associate of the Royal College of Music for organ-playing. Walton’s obituary appeared in The Musical Times, Vol. 70, No. 1038 (Aug. 1, 1929), pp. 751-751.

He also recorded “Lament of Sir Rory Mer (Traditional)”, presumably “Sir Rory Mor”. Do you have a copy for the archive?

Stracathro

“Stracathro (Old 124th) – Old Scottish Psalm Tune”
Columbia 4516 Matrix A 5260.
The speed of this transcription may be wrong – it was originally recorded at 80 rpm.

Crimond / Covenanters / French

“Old Scottish Pslam Tunes” Columbia 4516 matrix A 5259.
The speed of this transcription may be wrong – it was originally recorded at 80 rpm.