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Keith Gates: Press

This CD presents his very idiomatic and beautifully melodic works for the flute in several different settings. The opening suite was commission by flutist Ransom Wilson and is virtuosic with a taste of Ravel. Flutist Hand can also handle it with aplomb. And conductor Hand has a good hand in the success of this plus the Concertino as well. All three works, plus the encore, are completely captivating. Anyone with a penchant for the flute will have to pick up this terrific CD.
Review of Judy Hand's "The Flute Music of Keith Gates" by John Sunier - Audiophile Audition (Feb 1, 2001)
I put having the opportunity of playing the principal bassoon part on Keith's Symphony No. 2 at the very top of my life's musical experiences. That piece is so full of beauty, love and intense emotions, I remember just praying that I could make it through it without breaking down.
- David Gibson (Feb 19, 2007)
"Christine Beard gave a beautiful rendition of Concertino for Flute and Wind Ensemble by Keith Gates, which brought the audience to its feet in a standing ovation."
- The Kildare Nationalist (Naas, Kildare Co., Ireland)
"Christine Beard had the crowd on their feet with her rendition of Concertino for Flute and Wind Ensemble by Keith Gates."
- The Leinster Leader News (Nass, Kildare Co., Ireland)