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|Pride and Prejudice
Following are extracts from various reviews
Prejudice boasts a plethora of glorious melodies . . . The ravishing ballads
that are Taylor's trademark are plentiful, but the score also contains several
light and jaunty pieces that serve to create a sweet yet flamboyant mood . . .
Pride and Prejudice is pastoral and precious, poignant and pure. In an era
when originality is increasingly rare and shows cobbled together from vintage
music is in vogue, composers like Bernard J. Taylor must be welcomed and
Mike Gibb, Masquerade, Summer, 1994.
Taylor has proved to be a considerable talent. With his latest offering, based
on the Jane Austen novel, he has returned to the past and fashioned what I
consider to be his best work to date. His score, which recreates the mood (and
musical style) of the period in which the novel is set, is a feast of lovely
melodies, wedded to excellent lyrics. If ever a show deserved a production on
the strength of its score, it has to be this one. I look forward to hearing
lots more from Mr Taylor."
Terry Wardrope, Words and Music, Autumn, 1994.
"Taylor is a
melodist of the old school. He has written a number of appealing songs for his
Pride and Prejudice characters, with some that are fittingly amusing."
Show Music Magazine, USA, Summer, 1994.
with songs ranging from the light-hearted and humorous to the powerful and
moving easily lives up to the standard set by "Wuthering Heights"
and previous recordings.
C D, Beneath the Mask, Summer, 1994.