Gothic Toccata

Tony Way
The Age 'Green Guide' (Australia)

Pioneering spirit characterises Gothic Toccata, a recital performed by Calvin Bowman on the Melbourne Town Hall organ released recently on Melba's Pantheon label.

The all-Australian program explores the modern approach to the organ in works by Mills, Schultz, Edwards and Brumby as well as the attractive work by Graeme Koehne that gives the disc its title. There are also earlier works by such composers as Thalben-Ball, Hill, Hart and Grainger.

Fine engineering and a detailed booklet complement Bowman's dedicated performances.