"Peter Bannister's Morskie Oko takes its title from the name of a mountain lake on the border between Poland and the former Czechoslovakia, meaning "The Eye of the Sea". The composition is haunting, expressive, and lush in harmonic and registration. Homophonic planes of shifting chords lead into layers of counterpoint and cross-rhythms [...] Bannister's style mixes French and Slavic accents, creating a rich, distinctive language."
(Pamela Decker, ISO News)
"We will particularly remember Aunque es de noche by Peter Bannister, a work written in 1989, inspired by the spiritual texts of St John of the Cross and St Teresa of Avila. The writing is perfectly clear and accessible on a first hearing. Its tormented atmosphere, simultaneously anguished and moving, had no difficulty in making itself felt."
(L'Echo républicain, Chartres)
"No praise is too high for his range of style and mood"
(Rolf Müller, Musica Sacra, Germany)
"A delicate, elegant touch, agility of expression and extremely polished sonorities characterize Bannister's mastery, spurning facile effects and superfluous volume [...] Melodic oases of rare beauty."
(Patrizia Ferialdi, Il Piccolo, Trieste)
"One of the most promising young virtuosi on the international organ concert scene" (Gmünder Tagespost, Schwäbisch Gmünd)
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