History of Walton Music

Walton Music is one of the world’s leading choral music publishers. With a catalog spanning over six decades and music from across the globe, Walton editions are performed by professional, community, school, and church choirs worldwide.

In 1950, Norman Luboff established Walton Music as a publishing house for his choral arrangements and compositions. Today, Walton serves the choral community by publishing works by noted composers such as Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo, Stacey V. Gibbs, and Alice Parker and by promoting both new compositions and preserving classics such as Vivaldi's Gloria. Editions in the Walton catalog number 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, GIA Publications, a publisher located in Chicago with a history of over 75 years, acquired the Walton catalog. Since joining the GIA family, the Walton catalog has seen tremendous growth and an even deeper sense of artistry. Walton is proud to represent some of the world’s best composers through the publication, promotion, and preservation of their music.