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Alison Balsom, Quentin Thomas - Music for Trumpet and Organ (2002)

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Alison Balsom, Quentin Thomas - Music for Trumpet and Organ (2002)

Alison Balsom, Quentin Thomas - Music for Trumpet and Organ (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 219 Mb | Total time: 57:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 5 75683 2 | Recorded: 2002

Balsom explains in her booklet note that EMI gave her considerable freedom in choosing her programme for the disc and thereby lays my only real reservation. The objective (a daunting one as Balsom readily admits) was to seek out new material although what we get is a slightly uncomfortable blend of one vast original composition in the Eben, that whilst well coupled with the shorter Tomasi work seems rather ill at ease with the likes of Shenandoah and George Thalben-Ball’s well-known organ Elegy. It may be that Balsom was conscious of not duplicating works with Håkan Hardenberger’s release of music for the same combination that appeared on BIS earlier this year (also reviewed by the writer) although in fact it is only the Tomasi that is common to both discs.