There can be no doubt about the excellent skills of Alan Charlton to write chamber music. Each guitar part has a definite personality and has 'something to say'.
What a wonderful contribution. This piece deserves to be played in concert halls everywhere. And I can strongly recommend it to enrich the repertoire of intermediate or high level students.
[The session with the Lindsay Quartet] produced something encouraging in Alan Charlton's String Quartet no.1. Certainly, it pleased John Casken, chairman of the panel...
....the material is attractive, the single-movement structure interesting and the personality distinctive.
Even at a first hearing, on 9 August, the First Quartet by Alan Charlton showed signs of immense promise, structural skill, technical fluency and imagination.
...and Alan Charlton's music (played live by himself and Rachel Skinner), sets the pre-show tone and stridently complements the action at key moments.