Bettie Ross | A Magical Time of Year

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A Magical Time of Year

by Bettie Ross

If Erik Satie or George Gershwin were alive & writing in today's world, the music might be something like what Bettie writes. Her music is a kind of "serious music" diving headlong into popular music, mixed with intelligence & a dash of improvisation
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. December
4:30 $0.99
2. Merrymaking
2:13 $0.99
3. Reflection
3:52 $0.99
4. Elfin Folly
3:27 $0.99
5. Evergreen Forest
5:20 $0.99
6. Child's Wonder
1:49 $0.99
7. Winter Solstice
2:55 $0.99
8. Joy
2:13 $0.99
9. Candle Dance
3:18 $0.99
10. Northern Lights
4:34 $0.99
11. Serenade for a Beloved Being
6:06 $0.99
12. This New Year
4:16 $0.99
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Album Notes
This CD openly and joyously presents the musical expression of a very alive and musically well-trained woman living in modern times.

This is Bettie’s first recording for Alternative Classical Records. The work breathes with the life and expression of a Magical Time of Year.

Here is what Bettie had to say about her inspiration for writing this music:

“The end of fall and the beginning of winter are filled with beautiful landscapes of the changing weather: the leafless trees, rain, snow, fog, mists and ice…there are family gatherings—visits with friends—reflections on life and looking ahead to the new year just starting. For me, these things create a Magical Time of Year.”

Ten of the CD's 12 tracks are piano solo. On two of the tracks, Winter Solstice and Serenade for a Beloved Being, Bettie is joined by guitarist Frank Blumer.

Sheet Music available this coming week:
At there will be sheet music available for December, Merrymaking, Elfin Folly, Evergreen Forest, Child's Wonder, and Joy (written for 4 hands, 2 persons, 1 piano).
Sheet music of the basic themes (not including the improvisation) of Reflection, Winter Solstice, Candle Dance, and Serenade for a Beloved Being will be also available at
Northern Lights and This New Year are fully improvised, so no sheet music will be available.



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Bettie Ross is Beyond Brilliant
It is a joy to listen to the music created by Bettie Ross. Her ability to transport the listener into another world is beyond compare. I am glad that she takes us places that we would like to be. Give yourself a treat - Give yourself A Magical Time of Year.

Bill Friday

A true maestro!
I was impressed by the mastery of her performance and enjoyed the diversity of her compositions!

Lynne Oakes

Calming and varied. Great in my artist's studio while I paint!
This is the perfect music for me and my art students to have playing while we paint. I especially like the first two numbers. There is considerable variety of style and tempos which make it interesting. And I very much like having piano music playing as it maintains a constant volume that works to enhance my life and work. Thank you Bettie! Keep 'em coming!

Stan G

Intelligent Beauty
The dominant characteristic in Bettie Ross's music is intelligence. She knows her craft, and she is a master in using it to create effects. Watch out for an agonizingly beautiful experience in Serenade For A Beloved Being! Very, very rich.

Marshall S

I'm more than happy that Bettie issued her first CD. It's absolutely wonderful. I'm looking forward to buying her next one, and next one........

Sheryl Braunstein

Bettie Ross plays piano like a dream with her gorgeous harmonies and melodies.
An astounding talent as a pianist and composer, Bettie Ross takes you far away as you listen to this cd. Her pieces are haunting, moving, intelligent, playful, and nothing less than beautiful.

Robin B.

What a magical treat your CD is, just like it promises!
I was PROFOUNDLY MOVED by your music! I started really getting into it (first go around) during Reflection, when suddenly it had the Dave Grusin sound, one of my favorite composers! Just a touch, and it was wonderful.

Then came Elfin Folly and that was pure FUN, oh my! Evergreen Forest then put majesty there and sounded a big Romanesque. I could see the forest! Such different colors you elicited! Wow!!

Child's Wonder transported me into dreams; Joy I simply loved; Candle Dance had the Jewish touch to it; Northern Lights (which I have seen firsthand) you captured; and New Year made me cry -- don't know why, it just did! And I was so sorry to have reached the final song on this recording. BUT, I have it to play all again and will get more out of it next time. Oh, and it was great to hear Frank play!

To sum up, what a magical treat your CD is! Just like the cover promises. Just beautiful, Bettie!

Marco Lamioni

I like so much this Album, dolce e pieno di energia.
Really elegant and 'simply complex'!

Lea F

Both inspirational and delightful,. I love listening to this CD!
I can listen to this CD over and over and over again. The future is a blank canvas, and the music on this CD inspires me to work towards the creation of a bright future for myself and others!

Syndey G.

Great stuff!
Great stuff! You took me on a great little journey. Thank you! The quality of your recordings is amazing by the way! You should consider writing for movies. I think you'd be great at it!
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