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"This is music of tremendous imagination. Knehans scores with a masterly hand, his sound paintbrush unerringly hitting the mark. The orchestral writing is magnificent."
"This complex album contains SOAR, that capitalizes on the cello's expressiveness and ability to constantly evolve new and unique colorations; DRIFT written for solo oboe and strings, is an experiment with slowly morphing musical shape and form; MIST,MEMORY, SHADOW for solo violin and strings, is an elegiac work commemorating Tasmania's fragile, timeless environment and its people; and CASCADE, concerto for orchestra, began as a work for two pianos but later evolved into a wonderful and dazzling vehicle for large orchestra. This sophisticated, wildly inventive album is a masterpiece."
—Global Music Awards
"... the work’s crowning moment exists in the contrast between the shining, exultant close of the “Gloria,” caught simply magnificently in this recording, and the gentle, otherworldly organ opening of the “Sanctus,” the twin gently unfolding lines in the organ heard against quiet statements of the word Sanctus that drip downwards like rain. The darkest terrain is saved for the “Agnus Dei,” where the most advanced harmonies of the work create an atmosphere of what might be described as transcendental desolation that undercuts even the final “dona nobis pacem” (superb control by the upper voices in those final moments.)"
"... this is a radiant disc of music by a composer who is blessed with a tremendous imagination and who clearly has great affinity with writing for choir. There is a huge amount of beauty to be found here. Put simply, Knehans locates and amplifies the spiritual within the religious."
—Fanfare Magazine-Colin Clarke
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