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Music and organ are wonderfully matched here, the Roskilde instrument being a perfect vehicle for this repertoire. The music by Scheidemann is superbly played, with colourful registrations that bring this music vividly to life. Within just five works Bryndorf gives a synopsis of his musical style, with a grand majestic Praeambulum, variety and imagination in a chorale fantasia, a lovely intabulation of the motet Dic nobis Maria by Bassano, a sparkling Fuga, and a Toccata with exquisitely judged echoes from Rückpositiv to Brustwerk. The complete extant organ works of Bruhns complete the programme – not so convincingly as the Scheidemann, with the big Praeludia sometimes lacking the rhetorical excitement I would have expected. Nevertheless, this is a fine recording by a player who identifies so very strongly with this repertoire.

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