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Music for Organ.
RONALD FROST, at the organ of St. Ann's Manchester,
Dunelm DRD 0152

For John Ellis, a doctor, music is a spare time activity though an important one; his compositions include choral and vocal works and organ music. All the pieces recorded here date from the 1990s. They include voluntaries and variations based on hymn and carol tunes, a very English-sounding Pastorale, a major recital work, Allegro and Passacaglia, and two items of lighter organ music, the Suite in A (Divertissement) and Concert Waltz. The idiom is approachable if sometimes astringent, the music well made, welcome in recital and indeed on CD. The experienced Ronald Frost deals most capably with it and the St. Ann's organ, dating from 1730, sounds well. Recommended.

Philip Scowcroft

In case of dificultu you may purchase from Dunelm Records, 2 Park Close, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 7RQ (tel. and fax 01457 855313, e-mail, £10.00 + 95p p&p.

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