On 'The People's Mass' :

"Rebecca Rowe's recitative-like Prayer is both simple and passionate, and the soaring lines of her Agnus Dei emerge from a cloud of richly saturated harmonies."
Stephen Eddins, 'All Music Guide' - zavvi.co.uk online music store - 2008

On 'For A Moment Of Night':

"dark, contemplative and intense...." Michael Tumelty Glasgow Herald  24/2/03

On ' Elegy for Colum Cille' :

"…imaginative musical imagery…" Kenneth Walton, Edinburgh Evening News  10/6/02

“imaginative vocal writing and plunging chromaticism"

- James Allen, Daily Telegraph 11/06/02

On 'There Is Nothing Brighter Than The Sun' :

"Rebecca Rowe's exquisite setting of 'There is nothing brighter than the Sun' used the full range of the three voices in a song of silver purity and extreme delicacy…" Michael Tumelty, Glasgow Herald 19/9/94

" a really original, unique and transparent voice…" Rebecca Tavener, Glasgow Herald 7/9/94

"Rebecca Rowe's three-voice ‘There is nothing brighter than the sun' is a thing of radiant beauty" -
MusicWeb International
Glyn Pursglove 26/5/11

"Sonically, Rebecca Rowe's three-part composition offers perhaps the most striking foil to the medieval items"
Peter Palmer 01/04/11




On 'Shine Out, Fair Sun':

“My choir sang your great piece Shine Out, Fair Sun a couple of years ago. It provides an absolutely unique piece for the mid-winter season with its wonderful textual focus on the black winter and the radiant light of the sun.”

Michael Deason-Barrow, Tonalis Choir, Gloucestershire, June 2009




“Amongst the new composers currently around, Rebecca Rowe is one of the most interesting”

 Kirsten McCue,  BBC Radio Scotland, interview ‘Grace Notes’, December 1998


On 'Beautiful Feather Tyrant - Duologue - Past Sula Sgeir':

The first was Rebecca Rowe who had set words by both Jane McKie and Stewart Sanderson with a wordless vocalise in the middle. In the first song, Beautiful Feathered Tyrant, Frances Cooper assumed the voice of a bird while Joanna Nicholson’s clarinet seemed to illustrate the antics of the bird. The pictures of ice that accompanied the central vocalise seemed apposite while in the final song, Past Sula Sgeir, Rebecca Rowe’s setting of poetry by Stewart Sanderson, the full range of the clarinet was exploited as Joanna Nicholson decorated Frances Cooper’s smoothly sustained vocal line with a marvellously lithe and limber clarinet part.

Alan Cooper, for Sound Festival - October 2015