With album notes by no less a figure than Marie-Claire Alain, this interesting and very enjoyable release from the superb French organist Bruno Morin, a stellar student of Ms. Alain, reestablishes a tradition of playing these works on the organ alone, transcribing and filling out parts that an orchestra otherwise would have played, and especially taking advantage of the Pedal clavier which did not exist on British organs Handel’s his day. Morin plays a very good sounding organ (3-59) rebuilt in 1992 by Michel Gaillard in the fine acoustics of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Boulogne sur Mer.
HANDEL: Organ Concerti Op. 4, Nos. 2 in B-flat, 4 in F, and 5 in F
Organ Concerto Op. 7 No. 4 in d
Organ Concerto No. 13 in F “Cuckoo & Nightingale”