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The composer's main concern is spirituality and it was this spirituality which succesfully impressed itself upon the audience.

Adraan Hager, Trouw

Joep Franssens seeks the human scale.

Bas van Putten, Vrij Nederland

Joep Franssens' music simply constitutes a completely personal sound within the Dutch music scene.  

Els van Swol, Kunst en Wetenschap)

You need only listen to his music to become fully convinced of his truth.

Erik Voermans, Het Parool

Joep Franssens' music [has] a direct appeal which is lacking in much new music.

Frans Baljeu, De Stem

Obviously, Franssens not only has an acute ear, but a carpenter's eye as well.

Frits van der Waa, De Volkskrant

'Harmony of the Spheres' significantly placed at the end, testified to the ultimate way of vocal music making

Jens Uwe Jessen, Der Nordschleswiger

Joep Franssens' music is very distinctive and very much his own. He is not interested in traditional concepts of form, yet the warmth of his sound world appeals to many listeners. Franssens is a musical omnivore.

Johan Kolsteeg, Mens & Melodie

His music is simple in terms of structure, but overwhelming in feeling. 

JWB, Sensor

Joep Franssens shows us a glimpse of heaven.

Kees Huges, Haarlems Dagblad

Altogether, Franssens' work makes the strongest impression.

Luc Knodler, NRC Handelsblad

One cannot stop playing this disc, because it is impossible to disentangle oneself from the magic of these magnificent scores.

Maarten Brandt, De Gelderlander

The ' New Spirituality ' of Joep Franssens will undoubtedly for some be synonymous with decadence: it is probable, however, that Franssens, Tavener, but also Gorecki or Kilar, who are all creators of a music with a long and salutary breath, will more and more feed the inspiration of new composers.

Michael Sebaoun, Classica

It would not be in the least surprising if Franssens' Harmony of the Spheres would make it into international repetoire.

Paul Janssen, Luister

Exclusively touching, constructed of quite simple elements and yet highly emotionally charged.

Roeland Hazendonk, De Telegraaf

The tone is very much that of the best Magnificats - an elevated, serene affirmation of life, with moments of both intimacy and majesty. Franssens' setting is an unfurling of a widening and deepening sense of wonder and awe that proceeds with unhurried ecstasy to a climax of breathtaking, elemental joy.

Stephen Eddins, All Music Guide