“The Choral music of Wayland Rogers immediately brings to mind the sound-world of Benjamin Britten for at times unusual melodic shapes and often considerable rhythmic interest. Vaughn Williams hovers on occasion, even Bach….though this last displays some modern harmonic motion and voice leading that would surprise the great master.”
–David Katz, on recognizing Rogers as a finalist in The American Prize in Choral Music 2014.
“It is a short gem, beautifully set to the famous text by Rosetti. It opens with a haunting melody and closes with a glorious increase of sonority to a very uplifting final chord. For our group, and the project in particular, we found that this piece fit us exactly.” On Before the Paling of the Stars
–Brian Dehn -Founder/Conductor of Meistersingers Orange County, California
–Jonathan Miller – Artistic Director, Chicago a cappella
“What Sweeter Music, it is indeed sweet, sensitive and beautifully written music. You write gorgeously for voices! Bravo!”.
–Ralph N.Jackson, Assistant Vice President, BMI Classical Music Relations