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Nocturnes and Prelude

by James Levy

This is gentle solo piano music, ideal to use as an aid to falling asleep or meditating.
Genre: New Age: Ambient
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Nocturne in E Major
4:33 $0.99
2. Nocturne in Ab Major
3:54 $0.99
3. Nocturne in G Aeolian
3:24 $0.99
4. Nocturne in F Major
3:28 $0.99
5. Nocturne in Gb Major
3:33 $0.99
6. Nocturne in G Minor
3:35 $0.99
7. Nocturne in F Mixolydian
3:35 $0.99
8. Nocturne in B Major
3:19 $0.99
9. Nocturne in A Mixolydian
2:58 $0.99
10. Nocturne in Eb Major
1:41 $0.99
11. Nocturne in G Major
2:31 $0.99
12. Prelude in C Major
3:11 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
As I recorded these tracks, I was trying to play as little as possible because I wanted to leave room for overdubbing other sounds at home. I was trying to play as little as possible because I was trying to rest my fingers between takes of a very demanding classical piece and I was trying to play as little as possible because Liesel told me I should record a meditation CD.

I was totally happy with this little set of pieces. The ones where I was trying to play as little as possible. There was musical thunder in the classical piece, torrents of notes, but I wasn’t really “in” those notes. It was only when I gave myself the freedom to play less, to even play nothing at all, that the still, small voice began singing within me. Twenty plus years of being a church musician has influenced how I write about music. As often in improvisation, I had the feeling that the music was flowing through me, not from me, but as I listen back to the cuts I feel like, wow, that sounds like me being me. Though I’ve been on over a dozen CD releases, I’ve never released a CD of solo piano music until now.

Enjoy, relax!



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