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This recording is subtitled ‘an historical survey of music for use in the Mass and at Benediction’, and that it just what it is; the sleeve notes are succinct and informative. Most pieces are a couple of minutes in duration. Michael Overbury’s playing verges on the metronomic throughout, but uses the Collins organ’s neo-classical voicing well. A good sense of form comes in the lengthier Bach O Lamm Gottes unschuldig. In Messiaen’s Le banquet céleste and Boëllmann’s Adoro Te gently undulating timbres work best and Overbury’s understated interpretation is most effective. Explore these works for their liturgical insight.

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