'Maw’s harmonic eloquence and rhythmic fervour crystallize the initial agitation to become a flowing vocal line coloured by the writing for flute, viola and harp, the words borne aloft like a continuation of the musical idea and resolved into the gentlest of instrumental postludes.'
The Times (Noël Goodwin), 6th November 1989

'…found a musical language to match – unironic, early - 20th - century expressive, lush but mannerly.'
The Boston Globe (Richard Buell), 11 May 1995