Copland's The Preamble (For a Solemn Occasion) and Charles Ives's Variations on America are two large works that are well known in the organ repertoire. Ives' Variations on America is accompanied by two fugues which here receive their first recording and Organ Prelude on Adeste Fidelis, in many respects quintessential Ives. The disc is completed by several world premieres including Cowell's Hymn and Fuguing Tune No.14, Barber's Prelude and Fugue in B minor and Stephen Paulus's Triptypch.
'...Quinn's playing is faultless throughout and credit must be given to his handling of the diverse array of sounds." "...The recording quality is of a very high standard and the sound comes across very clearly indeed in the Cathedral's acoustic.' The Organ
'This is one spectacular organ recording, even given its Chandos pedigree. Pedal tones are vividly and viscerally registered, even in the quietest moments, and the sound is utterly undistorted, top to bottom, at all dynamic levels.'
'The conservative restraint of most of this intriguing collection is blown away by the rhythmic energy of the outer movements of Stephen Paulus's Triptych. Iain Quinn is scrupulous throughout but deserved the chance to show off - and so did the Coventry Cathedral organ.' Gramophone