***** Genuine honesty
This is an outstanding CD. Walker’s music is beautiful in itself, and it is performed with such honesty by this soprano Michelle Areyzaga and her collaborator Jamie Shaak.
I especially loved The Sunrise Ruby. Ms. Areyzaga’s vocal technique is flawless. She creates a sonic world that transports the listener. Her phrases intend to illuminate the music, and she uses the sheer beauty of her voice not to glorify herself but to express.
I am a real fan of Gwyneth Walker’s choral music. She has the same human sensitivity as she approaches solo literature. The sound always created to express something about what it is to live this human life.
Bravi Tutti! Highly recommended!
—4cdmusic.com – 2006