J.W. Pepper Music named this piece from the American Composers Forum Band quest commissioning series one of their "Editors' Choice" selections for 2003.
"If you're looking for something that stands apart from the average band fare, take a look at 'Old Churches.' Intriguing thematic material and Colgrass' fine compositional style combine to make this a powerful, unique musical statement. Using easy graphic notation, students have a fun and creative way to explore sound production along with the compositional process. It' s quite an amazing work for this level, and one worth exploring." —The Editors, J.W. Pepper Music
Score available for sale from Hal Leonard