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English 18th-century voluntaries are always welcome, and John Keeble’s works have only been rarely heard. Sixteen from a total of 24 voluntaries (including ‘Fuges, Inversions, Canons, Double Descant, and the like’) are recorded here on an 1887 Hill organ. Although over a century later than Keeble’s 1777-78 publications, the organ sounds well and the interpretations are musical, even if tempi are conservative. Of all the vicissitudes encountered when recording historic organs, earthquakes are not normally envisaged, but this happened during the final session. Nevertheless, Keeble’s calm and ordered aesthetic is well captured.

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