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The glittering talent that is the Galliard Ensemble

What’s on in London, Duncan Hadfield

“…Throughout, the glittering talent that is the Galliard Ensemble joined by pianist Richard Shaw never seem to put a finger or fingering wrong in what amounts to a challenging programme to say the least. Superbly recorded and supported by excellent booklet notes plus an interview with Birtwistle himself, this is a must-have disc for anyone interested in some of the past half-century’s most challengingly rewarding writing for winds.”

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Incisive, confident and well-tuned

BBC Music Magazine, Anthony Burton

Crisp articulation

Stephen Francis Vasta, MusicWeb International

Excellent playing, well-balanced and full of character

Gramophone, Geoffrey Norris

Played with verve

The Northern Echo

Superbly played

Andrew Farach-Colton, Gramophone

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Sheer wit and panache

Rian Evans, The Guardian

They have technique, style and high spirits in spades

Time Out, Martin Hoyle

Immaculate performances … a pure delight … unreservedly recommended

MusicWeb International, Hubert Culot

Pure pleasure


Demands that were easily met

The Times

A young ensemble of considerable merit

Gramophone, Arnold Whittall

Superb sound

Richard Whitehouse

Excellently played

BBC Music Magazine, Nicholas Williams

One of the highlights

Paul Conway, The Independent

Stunning music and extraordinary playing


The Observer, Edward Bhesania

Well performed

The Sunday Times, Paul Driver

The performances are simply breath-taking

Gramophone, Andrew Achenbach

Endlessly fascinating

The Guardian, Andrew Clements

Excellent ensemble playing and vivid recording.

Classical Music on the Web UK, Peter Grahame Woolf

Galliard Ensemble
Like angels sent from heaven

Paul Patterson

Beautiful, delicate and fluent playing

Aberdeen Press and Journal, Alan Cooper

A highly talented wind quintet

West Somerset Free Press, Trevor L Sharpe

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Immaculately prepared

Seen & Heard, Peter Graham Woolf

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