the choral music of San Francisco-based composer Mark Winges probes deeply into the spiritual and sonic depths of the chorus.
a composer with the skill and self-confidence to write music that is clear, direct, and at times even simple, but not at all simple-minded
wonderfully precise and lyrical
vivid writing enhanced by coloristic yet economical registration
technical matters were all polished, but beyond that, Winges showed that he is a composer who knows how and when to let up a bit. Thus, his large piece never sagged, a rare virtue for the music of any period.
an extraordinary adventure into the realm of possibilities