This issue has us talking Italian – even though disappointingly Robert De Niro doesn’t get mentioned in Chris Borg’s article about organs at the movies.
The impressive installation by Fratelli Ruffatti at Buckfast Abbey features in the lead article and therefore appears on the cover and as the pull-out. Keeping the Italian theme running Peter Clark writes about the music of a contemporary Italian composer, Carlotta Ferrarri. Paul Hale goes slightly further afield to Malta, looking at the work of August Gern who worked with Cavaillé-Coll.
Finally, Steven Grahl writes about the Music Festival which is being held in Peterborough this year. The newly-pitched Hill organ in a beautiful Norman cathedral should be a delight to hear.