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“Though most of Lalande’s works survive in both manuscript and printed sources, they are often incomplete and inconsistent. Dr. Lionel Sawkins is painstakingly preparing clear and clean performing editions of this period of music… We thank him most heartily for this devoted work.”
Seattle Choral Company

‘What a joy it has been been to rehearse and perform Pigmalion! Thank you for your important role in making this possible.’
The Violins of Lafayette, Washington, DC

‘…the publication of this motet [Lalande: De profundis], along with Sawkins’s similar edition of Charpentier’s Te Deum, also published by Faber, raises the standard for performing editions to a new level.’
Music and Letters

‘There is no need to belabour the excellence of the piece [Lalande: De profundis], and Lionel Sawkins has matched it with the editorial care one has come to expect from him.’
Early Music Review

‘In the case of [Lalande’s] Dies irae, [Lionel Sawkins’s] interventions have been extensive and … he has had to recreate a work of which the original sources are very incomplete… . Without this extensive and detailed work, performance of such a work would be incomplete and even impossible.’
M. Jean-Michel Nectoux
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