A composer from Ohio, an American conductor, and the London Symphony Orchestra make beautiful music together. The orchestral works on this widely acclaimed disc include the Diversions Overture, Berceuse, Sinfonietta, and Symphony in 1 Movement: Threnody.
"Jack Gallagher is a name to remember…. (The Symphony) is truly a work of genius. If you buy only one disc of new music this year, I would certainly suggest this as the place to begin." (Five stars)—Audiophile Audition
"Fresh and exuberant. The LSO couldn't sound finer; it's as if the music had been specifically written to showcase their approach to making sound."—Gramophone
"Poignancy, explosive energy, good-natured humor ... and a warm-hearted directness that is tremendously engaging. Urgently recommended."—Ronald E. Grames, Fanfare
"One is entranced by the atmospheric ambiance…. I was thoroughly captivated. My very strongest recommendation."—Jerry Dubins, Fanfare
"You'll be grateful for the on-going mission of conductor JoAnn Falletta … to spotlight well-deserving composers and their music."—Minnesota Public Radio
"Gallagher composes with assurance for orchestra. Strongly conceived." (Five stars).—BBC Music