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"....his competence as an orchestrator is faultless, over-ridden by his genuine creative gifts. Imagine, if you will, a latter-day Tippett at the outset of his career: it is that good.”
"In Songs of Awe and Wonder, Andrew Webb-Mitchell has created a stunning set of symphonic songs on a grand scale. The music is full of passion and heroism, with glorious harmony and beautiful textures...
....The orchestration is beautifully detailed and the vocal writing creates a soaring line that carries the listener right through the vast canvas of the cycle."
"What a work it was! I could go on and on about its beauty, accessibility, anti-modern but still new and different, use of color throughout the ensemble, ...But most importantly... The little touch of magic....
....(the) ability to craft a score that was so intense, thick, and full of rich and challenging parts for every individual instrument..
and, at the same time, one that the average patron with little musical background can embrace."
“Songs of Awe and Wonder is a beautiful, joyous and uplifting new work by a very accomplished composer....
...Soaring vocal lines, sparkling orchestration and direct, vivid storytelling. A great new work.”
"Andrew Webb Mitchell has produced a remarkable and important work in Songs of Awe and Wonder...
...Dedicated to Gustav Mahler, this is passionate music on a grand scale – a modern day Song of the Earth."
"There is dream, daring and duende in the poetry of Songs of Awe and Wonder....
...The core of these lyrics is their sheer, stark elegiac power reminding me of how I felt the first time I heard Rilke's Duino Elegies."