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Classical: New Age Moods: Featuring Piano New Age: Meditation

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Marge Adler

MARGE ADLER, winner, "Unsigned Recording Artist of the Month", KEYBOARD Magazine, 2007 (I'm their Miss April) for BALM IN GILEAD: 12 MEDITATIONS FOR PIANO.

"A treasure with at least three hands" and "worth the price of admission all by her lonesome" MARGE ADLER brings to her solo recordings a wide scope of experience and a signature eclectic approach. Classically trained and both left- and right-brained, Marge is an award-winning music director of over 100 musical theatre productions. When she served as Organist for the Cleveland Indians Baseball Team, she saw snow falling on the field, played Christmas carols and had 50,000 people singing. There were days that season when on the freeway Marge literally changed hats for her next gig as harpsichordist in a Baroque chamber orchestra. Other days take her from writing horn charts for Motown bands to being featured as pianist/arranger/cabaret performer on public radio broadcasts.

Notable collaborators include Broadway's Tony-Award winning DEE HOTY, Metropolitan Opera tenor DAVID CANGELOSI, and pre-eminent conductors ANTON COPPOLA and DAVID LOCKINGTON. Bass-baritone PHILLIP LAMAR BOYKIN and Marge were medal-winners at the American Traditions Competition (Savannah, GA.) Marge has served as accompanist/arranger/coach at the Cabaret Performance Workshop at the O'Neill Theatre.

When I put a quote from one piece of music atop another, I call it layering. Think of "STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER" [parody lyric by Glazer] at the big moment when the "be kind to your fine feathered friends for that duck may be somebody's mother" melody is matched with the famous piccolo line bouncing up and down. Fireworks go off, the big American flag is revealed. Well, no such pagentry when the music is calmer, but I became dangerous when I realized, in performance, that I could "improve on" the stately Pachelbel Canon by superimposing "JOLLY OLD SAINT NICHOLAS." (And impose does seem the right word.) Try it at home on your piano -- it works! (Warning: this is not generally welcomed by brides-to-be.)

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