Five Pieces for Organ

…His Five Pieces - he called them reflections - represented a subtle variety in their own journey. Intrada, intimate and rich, offered promise for the trip. Chorale was softly reassuring, moving into quiet dissonance, returning to its initial security.

The glorious Canzona was warm and lyrical with unexpected passages, like flitting fairies, emanating delightfully. The Trumpet Voluntary, with its modern take on the Baroque, demanded attention. The fast-paced Corrente - with its set of Philip Glass-style repetitions - brought this charming and colorful trip to a close.

                                           Rutland Herald, March, 2022

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