Paul Patterson is one of Britain’s most respected living composers: his organ music spans over four decades of his career, from his first major commission 'Jubilate' to recent works 'Tsunami' and 'Brumba'. Drawing on influences from Bartok to the French toccata tradition via 1970’s Polish aleatoricism and his own limitless energy, Patterson’s organ music provides a complete picture of his stylistic range. The recording also contains two readings of his groundbreaking graphic score from 1977, 'Games'.
The power of the spectacular modernist Harrison organ in Coventry Cathedral is captured with breathtaking depth and clarity: Bonanventure’s performances are virtuosic and offer visionary interpretations of this most exciting music that will have an appeal far beyond the organ world.
“For sheer drama, volume four reaches new heights in this innovative series. From the opening bars of Tsunami, this is music and playing that grabs us by the ears and whisks us on a journey of vivid intensity … his [Paul Patterson] playing is virtuosic, the music fascinating.”