"York's music is significant, and better, delightful."
"...[music] designed to put a tingle in your spine."
"... music that moves the soul."
"It's always a pleasure to stumble on a new composer of quality and
originality...such a composer is Wes York."
"Wes York's 'Three Native Songs'. . . has spare, clean, glistening
and pure qualities all its own, and the [CD] performances . . . are magical
. . . I stopped to hear it all over again."
"Now and again, a flash of genuine genius takes place, and a composer
of real talent emerges . . .Wes York is such a talent."
"... the composer's first [full CD] recording on an established label
reveals a most interesting talent...it's as if the soul of a Renaissance
composer had come back to rest in a 20th-century heart."
"York's 'Bartlett's Rhapsody'. . . was strong and varied in atmosphere-
it could be as plain as an etude, or as grand as Opus 111."
"York's writing for the voice is extremely fresh and melodic, combining
the rigorous methodology of modern compositional practice with a respect
and an intuitive understanding of the potentials and limitations of the
"'For the Sleepwalkers' by Wes York evoked a fantastic, dreamlike
state through a web spun of carefully gauged sonorities (with some scat
singing by the Village Voices) and arching lines sung by Sanford Sylvan
with profound musical and emotional integrity."
"Thoughtful, complex, and filled with rich textures, daring rhythms
and emotional substance, Wes York's music leaves you wanting to hear more."
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