Geoff Palmer
composer
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  "… a rapturous, highly moving celebration of the natural world, bringing in flying geese, turning tides and the aurora borealis, and requiring the Edinburgh Quartet players to retune their instruments so that they could imitate the sublime resonance of a Himalayan singing bowl. The foursome were on remarkably fine form, clearly relishing the … astonishing piece's strange sounds in fiercely dramatic yet limpid performances" David Kettle on Palmer's String Quartet No. 5 Haec Dies (The Scotsman, 28th October 2013) Complete review  
     
  "It's full of imagination and delightful structures. The rhythmic working is often intriguing. I enjoyed it and feel honoured at the dedication." (Jonathan Harvey on Flute Concerto: Cancri 55)
   
 

Kokonaisvaikutelma kolmiosaisesta teoksesta painottui itämaisten sointien suuntaan, joka varmaankin johtuu säveltäjän suosimista intervalleista. Seesteiset elementit vuorottelivat särmikkäämpien kanssa… Konsertossa fagotilla oli myös hienosti soivia laulavia jaksoja. (Susanna Parikka, Lapin Kansa)
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  "…Absolutely nobody coughed. That surely says more than anything else about … the way in which this astonishingly diverse music succeeded in holding the attention of the audience for nearly an hour." (Alan Cooper on A Caedmon Symphony) Complete review

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