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From the first notes of music by the 15th-century Jewish Italian composer Pesaro, the plangent trumpet playing of Graham Ashton and colourful organ registration of Michael Matthes produces a captivating ensemble. The 3-manual instrument, originally the work of English builder John Abbey, has had several rebuilds, the latest and most successful by French builder Bertrand Cattiaux in 2002. Arrangements of baroque works here contrast with Roger Steptoe’s fresh Sonata for Trumpet and Organ, which, with its perceptible influence of Hindemith, concludes this enjoyable disc.

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