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Showing no evidence of running out of steam, Divine Art’s commitment to the ever-prolific Carson Cooman reaches its 14th volume with a baker’s dozen of characteristically eclectic but approachable pieces composed between 2000 and 2019. As before, Cooman’s music carries itself with a light, attractive lyricism and politely pointed drama, voiced here with appropriate delicacy and fluency by Philip Hartmann. The title track is refreshingly bright and spirited, the Hartmann- dedicated Suite in F an exercise in lavish harmonics and modal variety, and Sonatina no.4 a pleasingly variegated triptych. With the festive opener, Musica da processione, listed as op.1305, more volumes can be expected by Coomanites and aficionados of light organ music.

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