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Paul Derrett is on great form in this latest of his encyclopaedic series. The 1864-74 Schulze produces some lovely mezzo sounds with full choruses (underpinned by a stonking 16ft Trombone) making their presences felt – check out the Liszt BACH and you will hear what I mean! The 1969 Hill, Norman & Beard organ, complete with the expected (and, to me, mildly addictive) ‘up front’ voicing, is put through its paces in, among other pieces, Franz Schmidt’s exciting (but slightly irritating) Toccata and a rather effective suite by Peter Hurford. All in all, musical and committed playing and a skilfully varied programme. Well recommended.

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