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JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, has written about Lee's Symphony No.1 and its score:
I listened and found it to be a really beautiful work! ... I am happy to have it and look forward to studying it.
Personal communications to the composer, used with permission.

The Eclectix Chamber Orchestra's premiere of McClure's composition, Hiatus, won the praise of The New York Times critic Tim Page, who declared:
It was probably the most distinguished piece on the program: the harmonies had bite and the musical ideas seemed both organic and Mr. McClure's own.

McClure is the founder and director of the new-music concert series Eclectix, which has presented the music of over 100 living composers in New York City. The New York Times has written:
Devoted to Melody — Eclectix, a group dedicated to presenting melodic music in the tradition of Debussy, Gershwin, and Ellington, performs in New York.
[M]ost this repertory grew out of a tonal, melody-accompaniment tradition, and a lot of it by way of American popular culture.

Played on 40 radio stations in the United States, Lee's CD A Jazz Christmas Like You've Never Heard was reviewed by D. Oscar Groomes in O's Place Jazz Magazine:
This is not your traditional Holiday album. For sure Lee has managed to transform, twist and provoke our imaginations. The music is great and the lyrics are familiar.

In a staged reading at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine with a libretto by the Pulitzer-Prize-nominated playwright Ron Whyte, the opera Mother and Child was reviewed in The New York Times by Bernard Holland, who wrote:
Mr. McClure's music is, for better and worse, eclectic. It veers from Broadway to sentimental pop ballad to angry instrumental harmonies to a recitative style that at times implies total dissonance. ... [T]his is truly an embryo of a production waiting to be born.

Herb Boyd wrote in The New York Amsterdam News:
A rather adventurous foray into the realm of improvisation by cellist Paul de Jong and flutist Lee McClure, the series' director, opened the evening. Both musicians played electrified instruments, and their best moments occurred when de Jong settled snugly behind McClure's flute, which sounded like a bowed bass fiddle. The duo's often lively performance stood in contrast to the dark, brooding music of [Toni and Gordon Parks' song cycle, "In Love"].

Scans and links of original reviews can be found at this page.