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Myths & Legends

by Michele de Wilton

The original new age piano solos in Michele de Wilton's album, Myths & Legends, take you on a musical journey. Be transported by these melodic pieces, inspired by myths, legends, classic literature and poetry.
Genre: New Age: Solo Instrumental
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1. Salt River
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2. Cupid & Psyche
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3. The Ice Maiden
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4. Lady of Shalott
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5. The Vigil
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6. Hymn of the Hills
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7. Waltz for Gerda & Kay
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8. The Door in the Wall
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9. Galatea
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10. Ilium
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11. Voyage of the Argo
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12. Sea of Sunset
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13. Nursery Rhyme for a Starry Sky
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
TRANSPORTING, ORIGINAL PIANO SOLOS

Michele de Wilton’s piano music takes listeners on an emotional journey inspired by timeless narratives of adventure, love and yearning.

Each piece tells a story drawn from mythology, legend, classic literature or poetry. The music reflects the drama of these tales, transporting listeners beyond the everyday.

"Whenever I get tired of the harried electronic world, I like to get lost in tall tales of heroes and characters of ancient times. Things do come full circle. So to appease my imagination and stimulate my spirit I put on Michele de Wilton’s new album Myths & Legends. I have listened to this recording dozens of times." – RJ Lannan, NewAgeReporter

FHI (for her information) Magazine included Myths & Legends in its “IT girl” recommendations for 2008:

“Sophisticated, dramatic, and truly relaxing, this debut album is perfect for unwinding at the end of the day and as great dinner music.”

The Silken Tent, named “Best Spa Experience” by TimeOut Chicago, features de Wilton’s music, calling Myths & Legends, “amazing, soothing and magical.”

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Shemusic33

Lovely
One would be challenged to find more positive music than Michele de Wilton’s mystically beautiful Myths & Legends. In her new album of musical storytelling via piano solos, the artist delivers soothing music sophisticated enough for adults, yet also enjoyable for children of all ages.
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Kathy Parsons

From Mainly Piano
"Myths & Legends" is the debut release from pianist/composer Michele de Wilton. As the title suggests, the thirteen piano solos were inspired by tales of yore - some well-known and some more obscure. A classically-trained pianist, de Wilton’s influences are varied, but she has always especially loved musical storytelling. This music is intended to be relaxing and soothing to both children and adults, and makes a very unobtrusive backdrop for quiet activities for listeners of any age. deWilton’s beautiful and impressive website (www.micheledewilton.com) has illustrated summaries of each of the stories, giving listeners an idea of what inspired the music. Although many myths and legends are violent and turbulent, most of the tales on this album are about love, passion, and yearning.

“Salt River” is the first of the legends, and refers to a river outside Cape Town, South Africa that flows into the ocean. The rolling rhythm of the left hand captures the spirit of the ebb and flow of the waters as they converge. “The Ice Maiden” is a Norse tale about a frost “giantess” who enchants the god of sunshine and rain. Threatened with an unbreakable spell, she consents to marriage, eventually falling in love with her new husband. The music alternates between icy aloofness and warm contentment, reflecting the emotional range of the story. (There is a music video of this piece on YouTube as well as de Wilton’s site.) “The Lady of Shallot” is a tragic tale of unrequited love, and I really like the musical telling of this story. “The Vigil” honors women throughout history who waited patiently for their men to come home from war or the sea. A dark loneliness runs through the music, but it isn’t without hope. “Hymn of the Hills” is a favorite. Mysterious and majestic, it suggests images of faraway places and times. “Waltz For Gerda & Kay” is another story about The Ice Queen. The slow waltz tempo and simplicity of the piece create a chill and a feeling of despair. “Voyage of the Argo” is dark and solemn, reflecting the danger of the mission of Jason and the Argonauts as well as the knowledge that they would probably not return. The left hand maintains a rolling motion that conveys the movement of the ocean. “Sea of Sunset,” based on a poem by Emily Dickinson, is simple and elegant - almost magical. “Nursery Rhyme for a Starry Sky” is a light and playful ending to this very enjoyable musical journey.

"Myths & Legends" should give Michele de Wilton’s musical career a very strong launching! Check it out!
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