The fluent rhythms of 'When you are Old' captured the sense of passing time, while both this and 'A Drinking Song' were characterised by gently throbbing dissonances suggesting the poignancy of unfulfilled love.
London Evening Standard
The exciting, industrious score propelled the drama along like a favourable wind and never overpowered the action or voices. An outstanding piece.
A wonderfully composed work that is deceptively simple in its chamber construction but in reality vibrant, playful and complex in its interweaving of instruments and themes. Hepplewhite was able to create on just four instruments colourful orchestral sounds; conveying the feel of the different scenes in an exquisite and witty way.
'Yar Tor' was commissioned in memory of Susan Yealland. This haunting piece takes its name from the beautiful rock formation in Dartmoor National Park, with the music reflecting the undulating landscape in the rising and falling of the cello line.
Laika the Spacedog - English Touring Opera (Armel Opera Festival 2014)