Walton Music was established in 1950 by Norman Luboff as a publishing house for Luboff's choral arrangements and compositions. Today, Walton serves the choral community by publishing works by noted composers such as Eric Whitacre and Ola Gjeilo, and promoting both new composition and the preservation of classics such as Vivaldi's Gloria. Editions in the Walton catalog number is in the thousands.
Gunilla Luboff (spouse of the late Norman Luboff) worked for many years as the owner and editor of Walton Music. During Gunilla's tenure, she maintained and expanded the Walton catalog, helping it to become one of the leading choral catalogs in the United States and a well-respected catalog across the world. Originally from Sweden, Gunilla helped to establish Walton as a champion of Scandinavian choral music, making Scandinavian works more readily available in the United States.
In October 2013, the Walton catalog was acquired by GIA Publications, a publisher located in Chicago, Illinois, with a history of over 70 years.
"In GIA, I have found the very right organization for bringing Walton's growing catalog forward within a well-established structure," said Gunilla in October 2013. "Keeping our distinguished composers and the catalog's commitment to musical quality in the forefront, I am confident that Walton will continue its healthy development in GIA's hands, both at home and abroad."
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