I fully agree with Paul Markham's comments about this disc. Although this CD is from the budget-priced 'Gift of Music' series, it is certainly not to be despised by serious music-lovers. The 22-stop Mander organ at Magdalen College, although of pro-Baroque style, gives here a very good account of a wide range of music from Bach to the 20th century. Souter is very wise in avoiding many of the 'popular' pieces (e.g the pastorales of Bach and Zipoli) which appear in so many Christmas recordings these days. Instead he supplements other Bach chorales with such divers composers as Vaughan Williams, John Ireland, Eric Thiman and Charles Ives. A number of the compositions were new to me. For the final item Souter really lets his hair down with an outrageous 'Christmas Prelude' by George Garrett, a minor Victorian church composer whose main output was choral. All in all, this is a pleasing disc and makes a good contrast with most organ recordings. It serves also as a useful Christmas gift for friends with a light classical interest.