'…meltingly beautiful string writing, luminous sonorities, mewing birdsong...'
The Birmingham Post (David Hart), 30 August 2007
'The hushed string textures and luscious cello solo had a diaphanous charm'
The Observer (Fiona Maddocks), 18 March 2001
'…this is an appealing essay in the honourable English tradition of short nature pieces – rather like a present-day equivalent of Delius’s First Cuckoo.  Attractively scored and making evocative use of a luscious cello melody as well as of a lively dance section, this is the sort of audience-friendly work our chamber orchestras should rush to include in their repertory'
Sunday Telegraph (Michael Kennedy), 18 Feburary 2001