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The historic organs are the most important feature of this disc, on which the tonal colours are well exploited in a programme of Buxtehude, Hassler (two first recordings from the Turin Tablature Book), Böhm, Weckmann, Reinken, J.S. Bach (BWV 537 and four ‘lesser’ chorale preludes from Clavierübung III), Krebs and Johann Schneider (1702-88, first recording). Leonard Sanderman’s articulation is well schooled, although phrases sometimes lack forward direction, as in Bach’s C minor Fantasia which lacks gravitas and tension. More imagination is shown in Schneider’s Praeludium, and some beautiful sounds come from the Wagner organ. No notes on the music, unfortunately.

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