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Kevin Bowyer takes his Organ Party to Beverley Minster for this fourth and penultimate volume of a thoroughly entertaining series. As before, the emphasis is on the festive and flamboyant, Mons Leidvin Takle’s feisty Blues Prelude,the fruity syncopations of Anthony Whittaker’s Fête de Chambard, Grimoaldo Macchia’s bubbling Boogie-Toccata and Frederic Curzon’s March of the Bowmen all catching the ear. There’s contrast too, in Leonard Tubb’s charming Les Cloches, Harvey B. Gaul’s evocative Daguerrotype of an Old Mother and Procul Harum’s A Whiter Shade of Pale. Making dextrous use of the Beverley organ’s variegated palette and the Minster’s well-framed acoustics, Bowyer’s programming and playing are of an appreciably high standard.

MICHAEL QUINN Read the full review on Agora Classica


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