Melinda Wagner: Extremity of Sky
…wonderfully legible to anyone sensitive to the ebb and flow of traditional music: repeated figures, fixations on certain pitches, and an inventive development of ideas. Emotionally, its four movements shadowed a symphony, with a second movement whose spare, nocturnal sounds made time stand still.
Melinda Wagner: Four Settings
for Soprano and Ensemble
Wagner deftly integrated the human voice with a chamber orchestra in “Four Settings”. …the voice was less a complement to the music and more an equal and deeply organic part of it. The music had an ethereal air to it and an effortless flow.