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Tuned in fifth-comma meantone temperament, this single-manual Italian renaissance organ is a fine instrument for the repertoire of Italian, French, English, German and Spanish late 15th- and early 16th-century music: Josquin, Arcadelt, Attaignant, Robert Johnson, Tallis, Sheppard, Farrant, Schlick, Bucher, Schmid, Morales, Cabezón, Merulo, Cavazzoni and Andrea Gabrieli. Under the fingers of Robin Walker the organ speaks with fullness, colour and clarity. The booklet notes evangelise the qualities of the instrument, but more details of the music (sources, historical and liturgical contexts, whether keyboard intabulations or solo repertoire, etc.) would give each piece more relevance and communicative ability.

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