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Robert Delcamp
American Record Guide, November 2016

The Holberg Suite is a delightful arrangement and Murray plays it with keen understanding. The Franck has always sounded to me like organ music that had been transcribed for orchestra. It makes a marvelous organ piece in this transcription by the American organist Calvin Hampton. Murray brings it off with great elan, particularly the brooding slow movement.

He plays the 2004 Schoenstein organ in St Martin’s Episcopal, Houston. He uses it in a masterly way, bringing endless nuances of color to these wonderful transcriptions. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Phil Muse
Audio Video Club of Atlanta, October 2016

American organist Thomas Murray…presents a program that is bound to cause a stir among fellow organists and aficionados of the organ for its innovation.

…the aim was to create a version entirely idiomatic to the organ medium. The purpose, particularly in the case of the Franck, was to explore the full kaleidoscope of nuance and color made possible by the registration of a great organ. © 2016 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review



Jerry Dubins
Fanfare, September 2016

…I find Murray’s performance of [Franck’s symphony] on organ absolutely thrilling. It’s amazing how closely his choice of stops and registrations simulates the instruments in the orchestral version. There are moments when you can’t be 100 percent sure you’re not listening to an orchestral performance. But most of all, I think, Murray’s playing of the piece made me appreciate its beauty in a way I don’t think I ever have hearing the orchestral version. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review



Colin Clarke
Fanfare, September 2016

The playing of Thomas Murray is faultless; his clear belief in these arrangements carries them through coupled with his sensible choices of tempo and his clear understanding of the Franck Symphony’s musical processes. Sonically, the disc is a treat. Recommended. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review





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