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The colourful Overture to Bernstein’s Candide gets this hugely entertaining recital of jazz and blues- inspired organ pieces offto a rousing start. Throughout, Philip Scriven plays with obvious and gleeful relish for the polystylistic pirouetting of Zsolt Gárdonyi’s Mozart Changes, the cascading free-fall that is Peter Planyavsky’s Toccata alla Rumba, Mons Leidvin Takle’s raucously high-spirited Blues-Toccata and the startling originality of Iain Farrington’s seven-part Fiesta! For contrast, there’s a beautiful set of Three Blues Chorale Preludes and a captivating take on the traditional Irish melody Slane (more familiarly known as Be Thou My Vision), and much else to delight and please.

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