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Reubke’s Sonata on the 94th Psalm rings out here with robust brilliance in its first recording on the magnificent III/64 Müller organ in Haarlem’s St Bavokerk. Joseph Nolan has the measure of its imposing architecture, formidable pedal demands and Lisztian fire, sweeping through its final moments with dramatic aplomb. Mendelssohn’s D minor Sonata is lent adroit Lutheran solemnity, and Buxtehude’s F major Toccata & Fugue shines on the Müller, Nolan relishing its flamboyant fantasy. Three pieces by Bach – the chorale preludes BWV 659 and 688 and Henri Messerer’s arrangement of the BWV 1004 Chaconne – are richly realised. Ateş Orga’s notes unpick all with intricate attention to detail.

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