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‘Tickle The Minikin’ is a fascinating collection of repertoire. It represents the culmination of an equally fascinating journey from Smith’s discovery of the manuscript as a photocopy in the library at the Hague, following it to the British Library, tracing concordances of many of the pieces, and making his own edition. The CD stands as a fitting tribute to the time and effort that has clearly gone into unearthing and revealing the repertoire.

Stylistically, Smith plays with flare, flamboyance and dexterity. There is a great variety of styles in the pieces themselves: flippant little dances, more grounded preludes, and some wonderful character pieces. I find the consistently accented articulation a little

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