“It was above all a piece for bass clarinet by Ross Lorraine which aroused interest. Here you could hear the quality which distinguishes the best of contemporary British music: it doesn’t mess about…it’s upfront music – unspoilt and direct”  – Süddeutsche Zeitung

“I most enjoyed Ross Lorraine’s Melos, with it’s long-breathed melody gradually coalescing from fragments”  – The Times

“They don’t write them like that any more – except, they do!”    – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music, on I Need You Here (Melissa James/Ross Lorraine)

“This magnificent debut album … announces not just the arrival of a remarkable new voice, but a writing partnership that has really taken flight.”    Jazzwise (4 stars) on the album Day Dawns, co-written with Melissa James

“Lorraine is his own composer, producing work which, while receptive to external influence, expresses a notable consistency and independence of thought… Lorraine is a composer with something to say, and I (for one) am curious to hear how he will choose to say it next”    – BMIC Counterpoints

“I discovered Ross Lorraine while arranging Harrison Birtwistle’s Love Cries in 1998-99.  He was working on the score, and Birtwistle said ‘He’s very interesting, I think you should give him a commission’ – so I did”   – Michael Berkeley, 2001 Cheltenham Festival programme

“Ross Lorraine’s New Work was even more gripping in it’s Feldman-like aura of quietly focused intensity”  – musicweb