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With a forthcoming house move, I recently set about the task of boxing up all my scores - among which I found many which had sat forgotten on the shelves for quite some time. In particular I found quite a few by Mathias, namely: - Fantasy - Fenestra - Three Pieces (Invocations, Carillon, Antiphonies) Having only ever played a few out of the Organ Album, I had a listen to them on Spotify and think, overall, they're quite good stuff. A few questions for those who are more familiar with this music than myself: - Is Mathias' music out of fashion? I certainly can't remember the last time I heard any of his organ output in recital. They certainly seem to demand a resourceful instrument and a fairly generous acoustic to bring off well. - How approachable are these pieces? I'd like to choose just one of them for now to work on. - I've heard some rather dismissive comments before about his music before - are they justified or not? Best regards to all VA