Clifford Bartlett
Early Music Review
September 2002

The vocal items are the best performances in this series so far; the opening high-voice piece, Audivi vocem de coelo, is not a typical sample, but the next item, the responsory Candidi facti sunt, shows a successful balance between parts, shaped (but not fussy) melodic lines, and a well-judged tempo. Much of the disc is devoted to hymns, including the short organ settings. I'm puzzled why they have to sound so high.

The major organ work, Felix namque II, is a substantial (12' 29") and tricky piece to bring off. Before hearing it, I played it through (needless to say, very badly) to remind myself of the problems, and am pleased to say that Andrew solves them brilliantly. Very occasionally there is a wobble of tempo, but the complex mensural problems are handled with confidence and conviction.