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Vive le Roy

David Ponsford plays the 1990 Peter Collins organ in Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

David Ponsford

Catalogue number: NPC 002

Price: £6.00

This CD features a well-constructed programme of music by JS Bach and three of the French Classical composers who influenced him, played on an appropriately-voiced instrument.

"Ponsford's Bach performances have a natural simplicity of approach that is as enjoyable as the flamboyance of a Koopman. The simple registration of the C minor Fantasia is very effective; the gently varied colours of the Passacaglia work beautifully, and this piece receives a fine interpretation with some telling rubato. The French works are given dignified performances, appropriate to their sacred ethos, and there's some stylish ornamentation" (Gramophone)

"David Ponsford's programme is exciting" (BBC Music Magazine)

"This is a splendid disc which shows off the many colours of the Peter Collins organ and its versatility in conveying the essential tone character both of French and German organ traditions" (Classic FM Magazine)