||HANDEL AND HIS ENGLISH CONTEMPORARIES -
Robert Woolley (Organ) - 802561038221 - Released: May 2014 - Regent REGCD382|
The organ pieces by George Frideric Handel, William Boyce, Starling Goodwin, William Goodwin, Maurice Greene, John James, James Nares, Thomas Roseingrave, John Stanley and
William Walond, gathered together to form this collection may not be considered musical masterworks, because after all Handel was not Bach, and his contemporaries
were not Handel, but it is their interpretation and the authenticity of the instrument's sound that are the main attractions on this new recording. The works in question are
each given meticulous attention to detail and interpretive style by organist Robert Woolley, known to many for his fine (solo and ensemble) harpsichord recordings
on the Chandos label. His choice of registration, despite being limited to twelve stops on this organ, is always varied and in keeping with each piece's character.