"Berners' setting is fairly straightforward and the words are swiftly delivered without any respite. His clear and fairly sparse scoring allows for the words to be clearly heard throughout. I find the performance very satisfying: everyone sings and plays with obvious enjoyment. Again, Berners' temperament was obviously attuned to its times and his music partakes of the then prevailing mood of light-headedness and nonchalance. Nevertheless the present revival shows it to be much better than might be expected from a composer sometimes referred to as the 'English Satie', which I find totally wrong: Berners' music is often much finer than Satie's. These Marco Polo releases certainly help put things right again and are to be warmly welcomed."