The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
, July 2005
At 22 minutes, "Shadows" is the big work in time and substance. . . . What starts as a meditation explodes into a funky, emotion-laden kind of dance. Audience-friendly yet raw, it's a small masterpiece.
"After Fallen Crumbs," dedicated to the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., starts with big, bleating brass, then gets smaller. There's a curious twist in this six-minute score: insistent timpani strokes compete with the main story line, as if someone were urgently knocking on the door and the dinner guests inside ignored it, as if Death himself were trying to enter. "A Yellow Rose Petal," Singleton's first large orchestra work, contrasts fragile phrases with the bullying power of the full orchestra — exhilarating at its best moments.