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MARCH/APRIL 2021 VOLUME 29 NUMBER 2 CONTENTS

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15 CATHERINE ENNIS

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The dynamic organist who promoted emerging talent and was ‘a force to be reckoned with’.

16 TETSUO KUSAKARI

‘Arp Schnitger remains his idol’: the Japanese organ builder creates much from modest means.

21 THE REFORMATION

How Sweelinck and co. saved church music from being stifled by the zealous 16th-century religious movement.

25 MANDER ORGANS

Celebrating the achievements of the British organ builder from early days to the present.

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TONAL COLOUR Introducing the work of Japanese organ builder Tetsuo Kusakari

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CAIUS COLLEGE How the new director of music, Matthew Martin, envisages developing the Cambridge choir see page 16

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CHORAL CLINIC Exploring repertoire for Passiontide

MANDER ORGANS A celebration of the English builder’s output

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Assessing the composer’s large-scale choral works

CAIUS Starting as director of music at a Cambridge college during lockdown would have daunted many. But Matthew Martin is building on a strong tradition and already making his mark.

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36 PERFORMANCE REVIEW

In performing Claude Balbastre’s Romance, it helps to be aware of its various iterations.

43 MANVINDER RATTAN

Sing for Pleasure’s director explains the need for BAME role models in conducting – and what he’s doing about it .

47 DIGITAL ORGANS

How digital organ builders have responded to the challenges posed by the pandemic.

51 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

The first of two features on the British composer’s choral canon in preparation for his 150th anniversary in 2022 looks at works with orchestra.

56 GRENZING

A new organ for St Vitus Cathedral, Prague, sits next to a claviorgan in the Spanish builder’s workshop.

REGULARS 6 News | 12 Recital round-up | 12 Letters 35 Readers’ offers | 39 Graeme Kay goes Freestyle | 66 On release 40 NEW MUSIC FREE MUSIC

Joe Bates’s The Hazelnut for mixed voices. 61 CHORAL CLINIC

David Hill looks at alternative Passiontide music. 62 TRAVELLER’S JOY

East meets west in Macau and Zhuhai. 67 REVIEWS

James Hicks in Denmark; 20th-century music from Kevin Bowyer; Ars Nova Copenhagen mix old and new; Vox Luminis sings Passion music; five-star Britten from Norwich; anthems for S, A and Unison men; and a book on Duruflé’s music. 82 ENCOUNTERS

Music publicist Rebecca Driver.

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