"This 12 minute work is substantial and
professional, if not sensational."
--Tom Johnson, Village voice, May, 1973
"There were highs, of course, among them
David Cope's Koosharem: A Ceremony of Innocence, which captured a
mysterious mood through whispered and croaked words in the style of
George Crumb's 'Echoes of Time and the River."
--Donald Henahan, New York Times, May 10, 1973
"David Cope's Koosharem: A Ceremony of
Innocence is an ensemble work al la George Crumb, but much more interesting,
as music, than a lot of Crumb's works. Whatever the specific ritual
of the title, it is certainly ceremonial in the abstract."
--CCT Review, vol.1, no.2, 1973