"Among the outstanding items in this highly diversified program are the second suite from Alice through the Looking-Glass (which includes an unusually percussive "March of the Drums") and a set of stylized dances from a production of Sheridan's The Duenna. Touches of 1920s popular music are heard faintly in the suite for a comic review 1066 and All That and The Sirens of Southend from a cabaret entertainment. The concert suite, Three Pieces for Theatre, gives an excellent cross-section of Reynold's singular strengths and virtues as an incidental composer. Every element-themes, orchestration, and formal embodiment-is of the highest polish and professionalism, the ideas are always fetching, and the manner the utmost in civilized music-making.
Gavin Sutherland and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia bring their customarily smooth and disciplined treatment to this most distinguished addition to the series."
"I can't imagine better advocates than the Royal Ballet Sinfonia under Gavin Sutherland. All appearing to be enjoying themselves hugely, with playing that has a lively sense of occasion and unaffected tenderness. This tuneful, colourfully orchestrated selection of works will introduce you to a forgotten name in British Light Music who is well worth investigating."
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