'Every motive and melody is limned carefully and put to hard work; the scoring is full of gestures and devices familiar from the Sun Musics; the five sections are clearly delineated the whole constitutes a score as emotionally direct as anything else that Sculthorpe has produced for full orchestra – music full of gusto and instantly assimilable.'
The Age (Australia) (Clive O'Connell), 28 May 1999