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Henri Mulet recording


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I think this is a new(ish), budget-price reissue of an old recording which has been discussed here before. I might have to get a copy.

 

I came close to committing murder recently when a friend of mine opened a music draw and drew out a mint (indeed untouched) copy of the Esquisses Byzantines. It seemed a more attractive proposition than paying the current going rate of £42.50.

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Another off the beaten track organ by the looks of it - http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi...ec_index=N08090

 

I take my hat off to the organist in question. Few others display the same creativity when it comes to repertoire and choice of instruments upon which to record. Even fewer achieve such mature and musical results.

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  • 2 weeks later...
I have just bought a wonderful new(ish) recording of the works of Mulet, which I would unhesitatingly commend to fellow board members. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you who the organist is; suffice it to say it is a Priory disc...

On the strength of this reminder, I bought these discs, which include free P&P if bought from Amazon. The sound and playing are both excellent, and it's hard to beat the reissue price*. A pity that the booklet has a number of errors, factual and typographical - the Carillon-Sortie was published in 1911, not 1991 as the notes say, for instance.

 

*A friend of mine who has recorded a number of times for the same label has mentioned that he sometimes sees some of the original recordings reappear on compilations or reissued as a whole, without warning or royalties. No doubt this was contractually specified at the time, and I'm not suggesting any underhand behaviour - nonetheless I hope that some of the royalties from this particular re-issue make their way back to the artist in question.

 

The original post also reminded me to get round to rebinding my copy of Esquisses Byzantines which, while not found mint in a drawer, was found without covers or proper binding in the bottom of the music box in a charity shop for fifty pence, and is now very smart and usable. Sorry, Vox!

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