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This sixth volume in Erik Simmons’s survey of Carson Cooman’s organ music is playing a losing battle in keeping up with the prolific young composer. All 10 works were composed in 2017 with several, including the meditative title track, referencing St Francis (as many dedicated to Andreas Willscher, three of whose symphonies Cooman has recorded). The dominant accent is contemplative, the exuberant Entrata festiva a notable exception. Both the two larger pieces – Three St Francis Legends and San Andreas Suite – move seamlessly between the sublime and the ecstatic, with Simmons making much of low registers and revelling in the unfettered energy that concludes the Suite.

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