Albion Magazine

This is attractive and inoffensive music. Dubery writes in a lyrical and accessible vein, although the works presented here are rather homogenous overall, with very similar textures, melodic shapes and harmonic language and progressions used throughout. The notes comment that Dubery “works in a traditional language preferring miniature to medium sized projects,” and, indeed, the works here are rather on the short side. The performances are all of a reasonably high standard, with an impressive line-up of artists including Adrienne Murray (soprano), John Turner (recorder), Peter Dixon (cello), Richard Simpson (oboe), Graham Salvage (bassoon), Richard Williamson (viola), Craig Ogdon (guitar) and Paul Janes and the composer himself at the piano. These are pleasant if not particularly striking compositions.

—Em Marshall-Luck