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Luke Bond makes a confident debut recording here, with a varied programme from neatly executed Widor and Mendelssohn to very effective arrangements of Walton’s ‘Spitfire’ Prelude & Fugue and Grainger’s Handel in the Strand. The latter is no mean feat, and the graceful sounds of Truro’s Willis maintain the orchestral feel of this virtuosic entertainment. Curiously placed either side of Grainger’s frivolity are two more serious contemporary works: MacMillan’s meditative White note paraphrase and David Bednall’s exuberant Magna voce cane et magno cum jubilo, which delivers exactly what the title suggests. The fine ‘Mighty Voice’ of Truro Cathedral Organ has much to say in the hands of Mr Bond.

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