Deborah Johnson | Wayfarer's Journey

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Wayfarer's Journey

by Deborah Johnson

Deborah’s style is fairly eclectic, depending on the song: Pop-rock, contemporary classical and a bit of theatre!
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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1. Wayfarer (Piano Solo)
Deborah Johnson
3:46 $0.99
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2. A Quiet Solace (Piano Solo)
Deborah Johnson
3:27 $0.99
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3. Journey (Violin Solo)
Deborah Johnson & Sandy Mackinga
3:14 $0.99
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4. Nocturnal (Piano Solo)
Deborah Johnson
4:23 $0.99
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5. Times Five (Flute Solo)
Deborah Johnson & Fred Seldon
3:53 $0.99
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6. Pirouette (Piano Solo)
Deborah Johnson
3:08 $0.99
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7. Cascade (Piano Solo)
Deborah Johnson
3:55 $0.99
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8. A Quiet Solace (Violin Solo)
Deborah Johnson & Sandy Mackinga
3:33 $0.99
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9. Journey (Piano Solo)
Deborah Johnson
3:08 $0.99
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10. Wayfarer (Violin Solo)
Deborah Johnson & Sandy Mackinga
3:43 $0.99
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11. Homecoming (Piano Solo)
Deborah Johnson
3:30 $0.99
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12. Solitary Serenade (Violin Solo)
Deborah Johnson & Sandy Mackinga
3:32 $0.99
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13. Ambiance (Piano Solo)
Deborah Johnson
2:58 $0.99
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14. Point of No Return (Violin Solo)
Deborah Johnson & Sandy Mackinga
3:26 $0.99
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15. Berceuse (Piano Solo)
Deborah Johnson
3:36 $0.99
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16. Nocturnal (Violin Solo)
Deborah Johnson & Sandy Mackinga
4:29 $0.99
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17. Solitary Serenade (Piano Solo)
Deborah Johnson
3:26 $0.99
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18. Times Five (Piano Solo)
Deborah Johnson
3:53 $0.99
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19. Pirouette (Violin Solo)
Deborah Johnson & Sandy Mackinga
3:09 $0.99
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20. Point of No Return (Piano Solo)
Deborah Johnson
3:17 $0.99
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21. Berceuse (Flute Solo)
Deborah Johnson & Fred Seldon
3:37 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Wayfarer’s Journey consists of twenty-one selections of new classically-inspired piano and instrumental solos. There are twelve different compositions, nine of them have two versions as both a piano solo and an instrumental solo. All songs are composed, as well as arranged by Deborah Johnson.

One of the main reasons Deborah produced this album was to provide new contemporary songs and sheet music for intermediate players. All the songs have a strong melodic structure and line, as most classical compositions do. Her tag line for the album is: “Play it again: you used to play piano…then you lived life. Play it again.” She also arranged nine of the songs for instrumental solo, perfect for special events as weddings and other occasions. For this reason, Deborah provided an additional full album with instrumental background tracks, as it gives an instrumentalist greater options for performance.

Deborah began studying piano at the age of 9, focusing mainly on improvisation and the chords. She did not start her formal classical training until reaching her high school years, studying under Joanna Hodges, first U.S. woman concert pianist to perform in Communist Russia. She quickly fell in love with the classics, even as Joanna strictly insisted she play only the notes written on the page and not all of the other notes she heard in her head!

The discipline of her classical training paid off, heard in her technique, but also the expansion of her ear paid off in her arrangements and writing. As Deborah is able to hear a melody and harmony and play it by ear, she has become a prolific composer, licensing her songs for film and other uses. She is also a strong vocalist, not only as a soloist, but as an arranger and composer for choral music, adding ambient vocals to Wayfarer’s Journey.

Deborah has provided all the chords in the sheet music for each arrangement for additional accompaniment, if desired. There are several different versions of the sheet music, including full scores, depending on what is desired.

Playing violin is Deborah’s sister, Sandy Mackinga. Deborah grew up learning not only her own piano repertoire, but also learning the accompaniment for many of the great violin compositions, as her sisters accompanist. It was a pleasure to include Sandy playing on this album, capturing Sandy’s skilled technique and expressive playing.

Playing flute is the great Fred Seldon. Deborah wanted to use ethnic wood flutes on the selection “Times Five.” Fred ended up using four different wooden flutes from India for the different registers of the songs, half-holing many of the notes to create the correct pitch. Fred also played several other flutes in the session, as each song dictated.

Michael Ferenci played acoustic guitar on several songs, keeping with the mostly acoustic tone of the album. He also played bass on “Homecoming.” Michael writes prolifically and has produced music for a number of music libraries for years. Deborah loves working with him as he has perfect pitch. It’s one less studio chart she needs to create!

All sheet music arrangements are available for immediate download at SheetMusicPlus. Instrumental Score and parts; Piano Score and parts; Piano Solo singles and full Piano Solo book available.

Recording info:
Arranged and performed by Deborah Johnson. DEBORAH JOHNSON, is a National Recording Artist, Composer, Speaker and published Author. She has recorded dozens of albums, written 3 original musicals and has appeared on many stages around the country and world. She also appears with the headliner piano/vocal duo Double Grande. Her internationally released book, Stuck is Not a Four-Letter Word, has garnered great reviews (on Amazon & Barnes & Noble)
In the past years, she has been up for multiple Grammy Awards for her original songs, arrangements and albums. In 2014, she entered the speaker world by developing a new book with a motivational keynote entitled, “Getting Your Life Unstuck.”
Deborah is also a long-distance runner; she runs her businesses, her home and keeps up with three amazing sons and a husband.

Produced and Performed by Deborah Johnson. Basic production and piano tracking by Deborah at DJWorks Studios. Additional production, guitars and bass by Michael Ferenci. Violin: Sandy Mackinga. Flute: Fred Seldon. Recorded at Ferenci Studios, Silverlake, CA.
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