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an astonishingly original compositional voice
—David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer
The luscious close, with the ethereal sound of rubbed crystal glasses standing out against the lowing chorus and orchestra, lingers in the memory.
—Tim Page, The Washington Post
John Adams composed a compelling reflection on the tragedy, On the Transmigration of Souls, that won the Pulitzer Prize. On Sunday afternoon at the Kennedy Center Concerto Hall, another work [Puckett’s This Mourning] that struck me as being of comparable expressive weight received its world premiere by the Washington Chorus.
—Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun
[In Concerto Duo, the soloists] soar in intertwining dialogues, jazzy and lyrical. With its shimmering waves of post-minimalism, "Concerto Duo" went down very easily.
The music, like the astronomical phenomenon of the analogy, contains a density within a clarity, polyphony within the simple and – most importantly – is a beautiful and seemingly spiritual work.
—Daniel Coombs, AUDIOPHILE AUDITION
A cathartic, almost ecstatic rise of melody and emotion unfolds.
—The Baltimore Sun