Dream Vapors offers a selection of orchestral works, presenting intense dreams, intangible perceptions, and musically evocative elaborations. These orchestral works place opposing emotional states side-by-side, juxtaposing them to form vulnerable gestures of tension and harmony.
Yet Still Night for orchestra plays out the dichotomy of outward naiveté/underlying sophistication on a larger scale. You first think this is a lullaby, rocking back and forth between D-flat and B-flat in quarter notes that wander around the orchestra. But this is an urban lullaby, and the nocturnal world intrudes in growing chromatic lines and thickening textures. – Kyle Gann, Chamber Music magazine
...Worthington has achingly difficult things to say to us, and her use of chromaticism, especially downward chromatic movement, to convey anguish, is very effective. …Disquiet is obviously Worthington’s aim, and she succeeds superbly. This is a marvelous piece, with subtle orchestration and a bold wash of melody and harmony. – MusicWeb-International, UK