'…a stunning palette of orchestral colour which transforms the 16th-century material without abusing its essential character.'
The Independent (Michael John White), 1 April 1988  

'…glittering fragments of melody that whiz by at high speed, an ever-changing web of instrumental colours. Music for a Puppet Court demonstrates its composer’s abilities on a tiny but hugely impressive canvas.'
Financial Times (Andrew Clements), 25 August 1993  

'… a fascinating and wonderfully scored work… With its tintinnabulations of bells, its soft-edged evocation of the past through winds, guitar, harp and marimbas, its extraordinary use of percussion, the work is a delight for the ear.'
Boston Herald (Ellen Pfeifer), 1 November 1994

'...[a] blend of grace and caprice sweeping the work to an airy conclusion with an almost Stravinskian ebullience.'
Michael Tumelty, Glasgow Herald, 18 September 1987