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    “Buchanan has a knack for summoning massive sonic blows, reminiscent in impact of the kind John Corigliano can unleash. The hammering passages in the taut score are filled with terrific orchestral color and wieght, not to mention feeling …This is very clear, personal music.” The Baltimore Sun

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    “…a student of Michael Hersch, Buchanan shares his teacher’s sense of creative imperative: Malleus clearly needed to be written with all manner of orchestral upheaval.” The Philadelphia Inquirer

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    “A wide range of skills was on show [at the St. Magnus Festival]. Some pieces…were notable for their structure; others, such as Ri Marannan by Douglas Buchanan, for their ability to get under the skin of their core material…” The Scotsman

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    “[T]he spectacular vocal piece Goblin Market (based on the poem by Christina Rossetti)....was even a bit scarier--and more ethereally beautiful--than it sounds....[U]nder Buchanan’s intense conducting, Elisabeth Halliday, Bonnie Lander, and Robert Maril sang Rossetti’s disturbing poem beautifully.” What Weekly

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