Gothic Toccata

Robert Matthew-Walker
International Record Review (UK)

Casting our net ever more widely, from Australia comes a recital on the 2001 Melbourne Town Hall grand organ played by Calvin Bowman of music by Australian-born (or later resident) composers. The music is broadly twentieth century, much of it quite recent … The best music is two pieces by Graeme Koehne and the Fantasia in G minor (1912) by Fritz Hart, alongside the well-known Elegy by George Thalben-Ball (born in Sydney) and Grainger’s Children’s March—Over the Hills and Far Away in a transcription by Edward Shippen Barnes … The sound is splendid, as seem to be the performances.