'Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis' reviews

'It is a most impressive work... an attempt to introduce quietly and unsensationally some of the techniques which the present-day composer takes for granted.  Speaking, shouting, indeterminate pitches, glissandi, a measure of improvisation and so on are all tastefully brought into the score... New and old are welded together with a strong sense of drama.'
Financial Times (Nicholas Kenyon), 1 August 1978

'Its questing composer, who has long combined academic and avant-garde roles, effects here a similar fusion between an ancient ritual and a thoroughly modern means of expression.  In the context of Evensong and enveloped by reverberation as by cloud of incense it made its short and striking impact...'
The Sunday Times, 6 August 1978

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