I was quite worried that at the very low price, this CD was going to be unforgettable for all the wrong reasons.
The selection of music includes the usual pieces such as Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Widor's Toccata, but also includes some interesting arrangements of Ride of the Valkyries and Danse Macabre.
I was pleasantly surprised with the sound of the Instrument, and glad to hear a "traditional" registration for the well known pieces.
This CD would be very good for selection of wedding pieces, and for fans of the "Iron Voice".
I didn't have high hopes for this organ, but I liked the unusual line-up of pieces and the one review left for it was good. The Coventry Cathedral organ is a truly thunderous instrument, and the hall has great acoustics for this organ sound as far as I can tell. Bach's Toccata and Fugue sounds particularly great, so great in fact that it's probably my favourite recording of the piece - the big chords really crunch, and the powerful pedal sound used in the Fugue brings out the three-way counterpoint melodies incredibly vibrantly in the piece's climaxes. As with any organ recording, you need powerful high quality speakers that can handle the lower registers to fully appreciate the instrument. It's just a very powerful sounding organ, and most of the pieces end in speaker melting chords with window shattering pedal frequencies. The reverberations from the hall, however brief, create moments of infra-sound as waves of low notes dissipate around the hall and go in and out of phase with each other. If that's your thing, then you'll like this album.