Swans for orchestra
"[An] anthropomorphic evocation via shimmering clusters of tone and orchestral color [that] added up to a postromantic radiance."
Flowing Waters Caress Fallen Petal for piano
"Bruce Reiprich's refreshing Flowing Waters Caress Fallen Petal ...set a contemplative mood, its sedate pace subtly dilating the flow of time... The work's generally meditative atmosphere was balanced by frequent interruption of cascading, water-like sonorites that cleansed the senses."
Weeping Willow for soprano and string quartet
"Bruce Reiprich's Weeping Willow (1996) sets a poem in Turkish by poet Oğuz Tansel, a recently deceased friend of the composer's. Scored for soprano and string quartet, its slow, stepwise motion and low register offer a deeply personal meditation on the poet's feelings and their embodiment in nature, represented by the willow tree. The music's simple, unselfconscious minimalism conveys the text's meaning with directness and genuine empathy."
Chozubachi for piano trio
"For a finale, Diaz, Bob, and cellist Jing Li played Bruce Reiprich's Chozubachi, a Takemitsu homage that evoked that composer's most cinematic, Messiaen-jazz moods with unapologetic lushness."
Dusk for SATB choir
"Bruce Reiprich's "Dusk" uses complex chords evolving slowly to illustrate the changing colors accompanying the end of the day. Very powerful, it stands out as the CD's highlight."
Water Leaves for guitar duo
"Of special interest."
"fascinating textures which remain instantly accessible to the listener."
"Lovely and evocative."