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This recording is part of research into organ performance in the Prince-Bishopric of Liège and its influence on French classical organ music. Repertory includes Lambert Chaumont’s Suite du sixième ton, four Pièces de clavecin by Hubert Renotte (played on the organ), Thomas Babou’s Tantum ergo and Scheidemann’s Magnificat VII Toni, with plainchant sung alternatim by women’s voices. Alas, no details of the reconstructed 1750 organ are given, but it is good that such unfamiliar repertoire is given committed performances, although individual pieces are rather short. J.G. Schübler’s Fugue in G minor (cf Bach’s BWV 578) is an interesting addition.

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