Laudamus is a brilliant composition and proved an immense success with the enthusiastic audience.
Robert Matthew-Walker, Choir and Organ, June 1994
His flair and style carried a difficult choice of texts off [Gerard Manley Hopkins and Wordsworth] with aplomb, creating a splendid modern composition which deserves a place in the repertoires of those choirs keen to tackle new scores that create an immediate rapport with today’s audiences.
Musical Opinion, May 1994
I was bowled over. This is a work which sits firmly within the English tradition of choral music but constantly astounds with its invention and life.
The Organ, Brian Hick, April 1994
Laudamus is a thoroughly rewarding composition inhabiting the sound world of Britten, with its dreamy landscapes and bleak isolation. Particularly effective was the composer’s use of instrumental colour and strange vocal effects, a kind of choral whisper which beautifully depicted Wordsworth’s pastoral vision.
The Hampstead and Highgate Express
Corp draws the diverse elements together with a sense of religious conviction as well as a fine sensitivity to the meaning behind the words.
The Hampstead and Highgate Express (Second performance)