Ave Regina Caelorum
The opening movement begins high up with stylised birdsong and moves down through the registers, through Frye’s Motet, to the depths of a tuba solo. The second movement is a slow processional which revolves around a series of chords and leads, without a break, through a tutti passage in octaves to the third, which opens with a trumpet solo and moving through several fast sometimes, contrapuntal episodes to a triumphal arrival of a quotation from a Mass by Jacob Obrecht.
. . . a colourful riot of energy
. . . an intensely original voice
Winds, September 2004 (vol 19 no 2)