Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 22. 1973
"Songs of Joy", "The Latin Splendour": — Werner Muller and his Orchestra. (WRC)
"Songs of Joy", "The Latin Splendour":
Werner Muller and his Orchestra. (WRC)
Ineptly titled, "Songs of Joy" covers a wide span of diluted music in capsule form varying from Bach to Satie. It all makes for very pleasant listening as the emphasis is on melody, harmony and arrangement, but I have my reservations on the treatment of this type of music, even by groups of this kind. At times, Werner Muller sounds like a cross between the Philadelphia Orchestra and Franck Pourcel. More to the point is "Latin Splendour" in which a large instrumental combination brings into play the many evocative and torrid sounds of this fine ensemble.