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This is a fine introduction to the late 19th- and 20th-century French school, comprising a selection of major works by Dupré, Vierne, Tournemire, Alain, Nadia Boulanger, Duruflé and André Fleury. The Canadian four-manual 65-stop organ, with 16ft, 8ftand 4ftchamade reeds, has terrific character in these generous acoustics, and the enormous range of dynamics is captured from a recording position down in the church (I guess), emphasising ambience and effect at the expense of forensic clarity – very appropriate for much of this music. The playing is virtuoso in the best sense. Only the minimal liner notes are a disappointment.

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