Choir And Organ

To mark the tercentenary of Buxtehude’s death, recordings of his output flow as never before. If you know little of his organ music, the most fascinating and original of the generation before Bach, then this recording is as good a selection as any. Three contrasting examples of Buxtehude’s Preludes (in G minor, C major and F sharp minor) and the splendid C minor Ciaconna are interspersed with a selection of attractive chorale preludes, including a charming account of “In dulci jubilo”. The programme is expertly played by David Hamilton, a specialist in this repertoire, on an ideal instrument. ×××××

—Philip Reed