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Dr. Gail Walton

Director

Gail Walton

Gail Walton held the position of Director of Music at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame from 1988 until her death in 2010 after a long battle with leukemia.

Dr. Walton holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and the Eastman School of Music, where she earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance. The Eastman School also awarded her the prestigious Performer's Certificate in Organ. She has studied with David Craighead, Russell Saunders, William Hays and Andre Marchal.

Dr. Walton has performed throughout the Midwestern United States and in the summer of 1991 played concerts in the German cities of Bonn, Heidenheim, Mainz and Rottenburg/Neckar. In the summer of 1995 she took the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir on a tour of Italy, including appearances in Florence, Milan, Assisi and Rome.

Groups directed - Notre Dame Liturgical Choir

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Discography

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Notre Dame Liturgical Choir : Cantate Domino - Music From the Basilica of the Sacred Heart : 00  1 CD : Gail Walton : 

Notre Dame Liturgical Choir : Cantate Domino - Music From the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Review: The release, Cantate Domino (2000), is a combined effort of the University of Notre Dame Basilica choirs. It features a few of the contemporary pieces the Liturgical Choir prepared for their summer tour in Paris, including twentieth-century French composers Francis Poulenc and Pierre Villette. The thirteen voiced Basilica Schola sings Renaissance pieces by Hans Leo Hassler, Heinrich Isaac, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. The Women's Litrugical Choir performs motets by Gabriel Faure, Franz Schubert and Charles Stanford.

Songlist: Basilica Schola:, Cantate Domino , O Esca Viatorum , Salvator Mundi, If Ye Love Me, Rorate Coeli , Ego Sum Panis Vivus , Haec Dies , Women's Liturgical Choir:, Ave Verum Corpus (Op.65, No.1) , Maria, Mater Gratiae (Op.47, No.2), Tantum Ergo (Op.65, No.2) , O Come Let Us Sing Unto the Lord , Psalm 23, My Song is Love Unknown, A Song of Peace (Op. 113, No.4), Psalm 150, Liturgical Choi:, Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord , Rise Up My Love, Tenebrae Factae Sunt, O Salutaris Hostia , Hymne a la Vierge , Psalm 46

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Notre Dame Liturgical Choir : Exultati Deo : 00  1 CD : Gail Walton : 

Notre Dame Liturgical Choir : Exultati Deo

Review: The third compilation of the Liturgical Choir's music, Exultate Deo, features mostly a cappella music, with sets by Durufle, Palestrina, Mendelssohn, and Stanford. Highlights include Faure's tranquil "Cantique de Jean Racine"; Hoiby's contemporary organ exposition, "Let This Mind Be In You"; Palestrina's ageless "Sicut Cervus"; Mendelssohn's eight-voice German Mass segments; and Stanford's jubilant Easter anthem, "Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem."

Songlist: Hail Gladdening Light, Cantique de Jean Racine, Ubi Caritas , Tantum Ergo, Rorate Coeli , Ego Sum Panis Vivus , Kyrie , Ehre sei Gott in der Hohe, Heilig , A Hymn to the Virgin , O Sacrum Convivium, Let This Mind be in You , Justorum Animae , Coelos Ascendit Hodie

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Notre Dame Liturgical Choir : Praise Thee, Notre Dame : 00  1 CD : Gail Walton : 

Notre Dame Liturgical Choir : Praise Thee, Notre Dame

Review: Praise Thee, Notre Dame, the second recording from the Liturgical Choir, features a Mass, in five movements, written for two organs and choir by nineteenth-century French composer Louis Vierne, with organists Erik Floan and Heather Martin. The remainder of this collection is a cappella, including, "Salvation is Created" by Pavel Tchesnokoff, "Ave Maria" by Igor Stravinsky "Ain'a That Good News" arranged by William Dawson and "Notre Dame Our Mother," the University of Notre Dame alma mater.

Songlist: Messe Solennelle, Op. 16 , Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei , Salvation is Created , Ave Maria , Blazhenni yazhe izbral , I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (Kathleen Thomerson), The King of Love, Ain'a That Good News, Notre Dame, Our Mother

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Notre Dame Liturgical Choir : Sing Unto God! : 00  1 CD : Gail Walton : 

Notre Dame Liturgical Choir : Sing Unto God!

Review: Sing Unto God! encompasses the Liturgical Choir's repertoire. From the intricate Baroque motets of Viadana and Victoria to the melodic twentieth century setting of Psalm 23 by Matthews, included are choral standards such as Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" and Mozart's "Ave Verum Corpus." Other pieces, seasonally themed include a song for Epiphany "Heilig" by Mendelssohn and Victoria's plaintive setting of the Lenten "O Vos Omnes." The recording ends with Parry's "I Was Glad," one of the most famous cathedral anthems ever written.

Songlist: Exultate justi, Christus factus est, Ave Maria, O Vos Omnes , Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring , The Lord is My Shepherd , And the Glory of the Lord from Messiah , Ave verum corpus, There Shall a Star , Heilig , E'en So, Lord Jesus, My Shepherd Will Supply My Need , I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me

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