Meg Ruby | The Moon Has Now Risen

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The Moon Has Now Risen

by Meg Ruby

Classical piano music inspired by meditation, sound healing, and yoga.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Deux Arabesques, L. 66: I. Andantino con moto
5:18 $0.99
2. Mazurkas, Op. 17: II. Lento, ma non troppo in E minor
2:23 $0.99
3. Mazurkas, Op. 17: IV. Lento, ma non troppo in A minor
5:22 $0.99
4. Lyric Pieces, Op. 54: IV. Notturno
5:19 $0.99
5. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: XII. Kind im Einschlummern
2:44 $0.99
6. Berceuse, Op. 57
4:39 $0.99
7. Klavierstücke, Op. 119: I. Intermezzo
3:40 $0.99
8. Klavierstücke, Op. 119: II. Intermezzo
6:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
"The Moon Has Now Risen", my very first solo piano album will be available any day. As a prelude, I would love to share with you the description I wrote of the album, including why I was inspired to record it and how the album title came about.

I have always been curious about how yoga, meditation, and other healing practices inform music making and listening. In my own life long search for meaning through healing and awareness practices, I have found that my connection to the piano and to music in general grows deeper. I started to notice that the use of mantra in meditation has a similar effect as the use of repetitive figures(ostinato) in music. Composers use specific techniques to bring us to particular states of consciousness. The more repetitive the motives are, the more transcendent or hypnotic they are. I have come to realize that music has always been a form of meditation for me, a way to achieve higher states of consciousness and greater well being. For this album I chose some pieces that have repetitive ostinato figures throughout, mantra-like themes, that in a sense, can lull one into relaxation. I also chose some pieces that I played in my childhood. I find these pieces simple, yet they had a profound effect on my mind and body when I was young. I wanted to revisit them to see what effects they would have now. I also wanted to experiment to see whether or not this group of songs could be described by others as healing, and even more specifically, put into the "sound healing" category. So often these days when we hear of sound healing, we think of tuning forks, gongs, and Tibetan bowls. These are incredible healing tools. Generally speaking classical music is not considered part of the sound healing genre. However, I know from my own experience and from working with others that classical music, if chosen appropriately for one's particular constitution, can be a major catalyst for healing and growth. I am curious to see and hear what the experiences will be of the people who listen to this music!

Finally, I would love to share how I came upon naming this album, "The Moon Has Now Risen". One of my favorite pieces of this set of music is the Chopin Berceuse as it came to me at a time in my life when I really needed what it had to offer. I am deeply grateful to Chopin for composing this Berceuse(translated as lullaby), which has been such a gift for me and others. I read that Chopin's mother used to rock him to sleep singing a certain poem which started, "the moon has now risen, the dogs are asleep" and that Chopin may very well have used part of that melody when composing the Berceuse.



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