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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegro Con Brio View Post
    Probably, though by the sounds of it (listening right now), some of the recordings are live with coughing, etc. There appears to also be a Naxos collection by Eric Lebrun, along with a surprising amount of others!
    Thanks, I'll go Naxos for now. Love their organ series.

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    I can recommend these three, all by Peter Hurford for Argo in 1984:
    Hindemith: 3 Organ sonatas
    Mendelssohn: Organ works
    Cesar Franck: 3 Chorals
    The first two Peter played at the Rieger organ in Ratzeburg cathedral. Its bottom D reaches 19 Hz and is captured in the Mendelssohn.

    And these two by Marie-Claire Alain, both for Erato in 1996:
    Couperin: Messe des paroisses
    de Grigny: Messe

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    I hope this one will be uploaded for quite a long time: Sietze de Vries live, performing on the gorgeous Schnitger et al organ in the Martinikerk, Groningen, NL (recorded earlier this month, as a gesture towards those who were not able to hear him perform on July the 8th, because of the Covid-19 regulations).

    De Vries is playing works of Buxtehude, Bach and himself (improvisations).
    He talks in between works (in Dutch) about the organ and the works.

    BuxWV 147 in G minor: 00:28
    BuxWV 199 ("Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott"): 13:56

    BWV 1054 (arranged by Bernard Winsemius): 21:54

    Improvisations on "Lobe den Hernn, den mächtigen König der Erden": 41:58



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HObZ2P5towk
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    The organ at Wimborne Minster was, I believe, at one time rated second best 3 manual in the UK after the 1965 rebuild, I first heard it in the late 1960s when the organist was Michael Austin, I have his recording on vinyl but it's not listed on youtube, all I can find is Martin Schellenberg's Fanfares to Fancies, an eclectic mix of 13 works from baroque to contemporary.

    The last time I was there to hear it, the organist was our esteemed admin @Krummhorn who gave it a good work out! (where does it stand in your ratings Lars?)



    For those interested in the organ details and history, herewith the NPOR listing

    https://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N10180
    I'm like my avatar .................. a local ruin

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