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Fascinating on several levels. Who knew there was such a rich organ tradition within the boundaries of the Lake District National Park? (Shamefully, not me.) All four instruments are solid English machines that share a robustness of spirit, characterful voicing and a discrete sense of the poetic in Ian Hare’s adroitly programmed and played recital. All of the featured works have links to the area, Adrian Self’s Cartmel Priory Suite a delightfully marbled discovery for me. Hare’s own Triptych is evocative, and the Six Sketches by Cecil Armstrong Gibbs provide a pleasing range of moods and textures.

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