(1951 - )
'An exquisitely crafted setting of the late medieval Corpus Christi carol stepped into the world with an accomplished performance from the Syred Consort under Ben Palmer. Former Oxbridge choral scholars with good ears and fast-rising city careers do not always make the best advocates for new work. These representatives of the species certainly did, confirming what I already knew about the eloquent music of Malcolm Hayes. His Corpus Christi, with its seductive quartal harmonies, subtle metrical shifts and beguiling blend of solo and choral textures, deserves to enter the chamber choir repertoire following its publication by Faber Music.'
Andrew Stewart, Classical Music Magazine, December 2007