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This programme of Latin American and Spanish music is excellently played on a modern recon- struction of a Peruvian organ from 1610. The single-manual instrument with seven stops, tuned at A440 in meantone temperament, is an ideal vehicle for the 21 pieces by Francisco de Peñalosa, Diego Fernández, Alonso Avila, Juan Bermudo, Cabezón, Mudarra, Franco, Guerrero, Arauxo and others, many of whom will be new to most organists brought up in the English tradition. Alas, the extensive booklet notes are in French and Spanish only, but this fascinating enterprise expands our limits of the known organ repertoire. A most worthwhile investment.

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