CD "Water and Light" Review from The Organ, 2008

"Scott Montgomery was the 2006 first prize winner in the American Guild of Organists National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance, and it shows from stylish performances of music as different as John Cook’s Fanfare, de Grigny’s Ave Maris Stella, Bach’s An Wasserflüssen Babylon and the 9/8 Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 547, pieces from Messiaen’s Livre Du Saint Sacrement and Vierne’s Piéces de Fantasie, finishing with the Choral Fantasy on ‘Wie schön leuchtet uns der Morgenstern’ by Reger.  Here is an artist of great promise- technically assured and well able to interpret very different styles of music.  I particularly enjoyed his full treatment of the fugue in BWV 547.  Montgomery is obviously ‘one to watch’, and it is especially good to hear this fine four manual Mander organ; would that we had more of them on this side of the Atlantic."  

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