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With so many European countries celebrating both their music and their historic instruments, it is good that English musicians are bringing English 18th-century keyboard music to the fore. Cambridge-educated John Worgan, admired by Handel, was probably a gifted improviser, his extant harpsichord music amounting to Six Sonatas (1769), an Allegro, a Concerto, and pedagogical pieces, all recorded here as a companion to Worgan’s organ music (TOCC 0332). Worgan was a Scarlatti enthusiast, and Julian Perkins brings out this characteristic very well. The 1772 Kirckman sounds in fine form, although the buffstop is voiced too fiercely. A commendable project, well executed.

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