Patrick Holland, former Music Director,
Orchestrator, Arranger, Conductor, Musician
at several Broadway and Chicagoland theatres
(http://chicagotheaterbeat.com/tag/patrick-
holland/), has offered his opinion of Top
Gallant's song recordings:

"Congratulations on all the remarkable work
represented by your musical theatre piece,
'Top Gallant.'  It is a very interesting saga,
with compelling drama and narrative, clearly
sketched characters, and unfolds in a timely
manner.  The score well supports the story,
and provides much depth to the characters'
make up, and their actions.  Also, the
technical detailing of musical narrative
(textures, tempi, key relationships) provides
a well-structured aural conversation by
itself . . .

"Your material is terrific -- clear, clean,
compelling musically, and 'arranged' and
'orchestrated' with excitement, sensitivity,
and nicely covering tonal range without
clutter.  'Yankee' well sets the stage and
period, and 'Father' is a lovely paean of
character and yearning.  'Gallant/Mine' is
very powerful and describes your story well;
'Hill' is good contrast, with 'Tell Me' and
'Stars' inviting us to want more of the piece.

"Very nicely done, sir!"
    
Patrick Holland, former Music Director,
Orchestrator, Arranger, Conductor, Musician
at several Broadway and Chicagoland theatres
(http://chicagotheaterbeat.com/tag/patrick-
holland/), has offered his opinion of Top
Gallant's song recordings:

"Congratulations on all the remarkable work
represented by your musical theatre piece,
'Top Gallant.'  It is a very interesting saga,
with compelling drama and narrative, clearly
sketched characters, and unfolds in a timely
manner.  The score well supports the story,
and provides much depth to the characters'
make up, and their actions.  Also, the
technical detailing of musical narrative
(textures, tempi, key relationships) provides
a well-structured aural conversation by
itself . . .

"Your material is terrific -- clear, clean,
compelling musically, and 'arranged' and
'orchestrated' with excitement, sensitivity,
and nicely covering tonal range without
clutter.  'Yankee' well sets the stage and
period, and 'Father' is a lovely paean of
character and yearning.  'Gallant/Mine' is
very powerful and describes your story well;
'Hill' is good contrast, with 'Tell Me' and
'Stars' inviting us to want more of the piece.

"Very nicely done, sir!"