'Long-held, many-layered chords glow faintly and fade again; wisps of melody drift away from them and form into insistent flute patterns above the pulse of breaking waves.  Sunrise provokes a more purposeful energy, which works through leaner lines and lively additive rhythms towards a renewed but now blazing stillness, poised on the edge of infinity'
The Independent (Robert Maycock), 30 November 1990
'With its subtle shifts of colour, its scrapping ebb and flow of percussion, and its gradual intensification, the first part evoked both Britten and Debussy.  The latter and more substantial part, though, skillfully used a jig-like silver of rhythm to build a vigorous scherzo of … sure structure'
The Times (Hilary Finch), 4 December 1990