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Reviews

'There was enthusiastic applause after Peter Longworth’s Pan’s Caprice, the playful, quirky piece opening with simultaneous stabs of trumpet and wooden block, runs of clarinet and flute, frantically scrubbing strings, before a fleeting silence, as a gentle flute solo and triangle heralded the arrival of Pan – represented, the composer’s programme note told us – by the bass clarinet. A come-hither piccolo motif represented Syrinx, the nymph who had spurned him and a tarantella-style dance with trumpet and tambourine seemingly far in the distance finally led towards Pan’s abrupt disappearance. But a clearly-delighted composer appeared onstage afterwards to thank the musicians.'

Margaret Chrystall, Inverness Courier

'... a fantasia of a piece... likeably quirky, unpredictable, pastoral-lyrical and strongly rhythmic.'

Colin Anderson, Classical Source

'Peter Longworth's dazzlingly-atmospheric, games-inspired Ludi, an extremely impressive set of vignettes which are concise, precise, and exactly to the point.'

Michael Tumelty, The Herald

'Could Peter Longworth be a MacMillan in the making? He certainly has an imaginative spark quite evident in his Ludi, with his take on the Commonwealth games yielding plenty of atmosphere and colour.'

Garry Fraser, The Courier and Advertiser (Perth Edition)

'A vividly atmospheric piece [...] its shifting colours swayed round the orchestra, the compelling bells of home providing sonorous gravity.'

Carol Main, The Scotsman