by Marilyn MacArthur, The Daily Campus (University of Connecticut)
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Read notes for Touch the Sky (1986) for cello and piano
....The apex of the recital was the first piece of the second half, Gwyneth Walker's Touch the Sky. The work began acapella with pauses that stopped the listener's heart. Her [Mary Lou Rylands] graceful vibrato often opened into rapid journeys up and down the cello, and reminded the listener of a child trying to grasp the sky. This piece displayed Rylands highly polished technique, as well as her emotional playing.
From The Daily Campus (University of Connecticut), February 9, 1989