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Cranleigh School’s II/31 Mander organ (2011) is put through its paces with a fetching display of fresh-voiced flexibility by resident organist Philip Scriven. Designed with performance and teaching in mind, the instrument is a miniature marvel boasting some unusual features, including a Mounted Cornet of just four ranks, soundboard concussion that can be switched off, and a coupler manual in fixed relationship with the Great and Swell organs. Spanning four centuries of music from Tomkins and Bach to Knut Nystedt and Dan Locklair, the recital showcases a nimble, dexterous and direct machine with considerable reserves of colour and character. Small really is beautiful.

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