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Farewell Gifts For You

Farewell Gifts For You
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 James Walker
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Here are several gifts that celebrate our many years together. Enjoy!

Free Score & Recording of Help Us, O God 

Download James’ setting of George Regas’ Sermon Prayer, recorded by Coventry Choir on Sunday, June 11, 2017. The work premiered on April 30, 1995, for Regas’ final service at All Saints. 

Add Help Us, O God to your listening library, available for your mobile device, tablet and computer.
walker-help-us-o-god.mp3 (81 downloads) 

Download the music score to follow along as you listen. Duplicate copies for your own performances.
walker-help-us-o-god.pdf (44 downloads) 

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photo of James with George and Mary Regas

With George and Mary Regas, June 4, 2017

Music at All Saints, 1991–2017

We’ve collected a catalog of repertoire from each program year of James’ tenure as Director of Music. All in one easy-​to-​search pdf. 

This update adds a list of all works by composer and fills in performances missing from the April 2017 version.

music-all-saints-2017–0614.pdf (158 downloads) 
  • 4300+ anthems performed (not counting Summer Choir)
  • 1249 musical works (not counting organ voluntaries)
  • 517 composers and arrangers
  • 357 choristers
  • 258 compositions new to All Saints
  • 97 works premiered at All Saints
  • 27 soloists/​section leaders
  • 4 Associate Organists
  • 3 Rectors
  • 2 Children’s and Youth Choir Directors

Organ Voluntaries at All Saints, 1981–1990

At the end of every program year, I made a list of music played. Here’s a .pdf document of those early years on the All Saints organ bench. 

voluntaries-1983–1990.pdf (24 downloads) 

Music at All Saints, 1926–1931

Look what I found while packing up my office. In All Saints’ early years and up to when I started in 1983, 20-​minute preludes were the norm on Sunday mornings, as well as evening recitals before Evensongs. Other Sunday activities for Pasadena folks were probably few (except for picking oranges down the street). So the church provided the entertainment, even for Vespers at the Huntington Hotel.

music-all-saints-1926–1931a.pdf (22 downloads) 


  1. Dear James,
    After more than 25 years with you at All Saints it’s hard to pick just one event that stands out above the others, but singing on Good Friday — year in and year out — has meant so much to me. Among the most special parts of the day is the Tenebrae service. I’ll never forget the first year asked me to participate with the Renaissance Singers, I was so nervous! But each year it was such a treat to work on and perform with you the selections for that service and to sing with a chamber group. Awesome music, wonderful people, and a very moving way to end a very emotional day — thank you for sharing your talent and love of music with me. It has been a blessing!
    Best wishes to you as you start your next venture — I know you’ll delight audiences wherever you perform!

    Elizabeth Champion Thursday, June 29, 2017
    • Thanks so much for writing, Elizabeth. Good Friday — all day — has always been one of the deepest emotional musical/​liturgical moments each year. I am so grateful for having made this journey with you and wish you all the best in the future. I know our paths will cross! James

      James Walker Friday, June 30, 2017

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