Nick DeCesare | Openings

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by Nick DeCesare

New Age Neo-Classical Original Solo Piano Music
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Prologue: Anthem
1:16 album only
2. Grace Rapids
2:36 album only
3. Joy
5:15 album only
4. Morning
4:20 album only
5. Farewell
3:32 album only
6. Ocean Waltz
3:11 album only
7. Rainy Day
3:11 album only
8. Lullabye
6:18 album only
9. In Love
4:47 album only
10. Moonlit Cathedral
2:55 album only
11. Visit
4:23 album only
12. Sanctuary
4:12 album only
13. Epilogue: Return
2:33 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This album is a collection of smooth, relaxing solo piano pieces that can be listened to for enjoyment or even meditation.



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Helena Dee

Acoustic pianist Nick DeCesare (pronounced dee-chez-uh-ray) believes his gentle solo piano music can make a difference in people’s lives by helping listeners relax, relieve stress, calm down emotionally, become introspective and slow down to enjoy life more. His debut album, OPENINGS, is filled with beautiful piano melodies.

This recording will thrill fans of new age music and neo-classical (there are even hints of jazz too). DeCesare received his Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from Duquesne University. One of his biggest influences is Keith Jarrett and especially the ground-breaking solo piano album THE KOLN CONCERT from 1975.

OPENINGS features strong melodic content played with style and grace. It will satisfy anyone who loves solo piano music.

Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"Openings" is the debut album by Nick DeCesare, an exceptional pianist/composer from New Castle, PA. DeCesare started teaching himself to play the piano when he was seventeen, and then studied with private teachers before being accepted to the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance in 2015. Debut albums are sometimes all over the place, demonstrating the artist’s proficiency in various styles and techniques, but DeCesare keeps his first album smooth and on an even keel. A variety of emotions and experiences are very competently expressed in the thirteen piano solos, but the music stays smooth with light jazz elements throughout. I really liked this album after only a few tracks and the more I listened to it, the more impressed I was and am. I think we have a keeper here!

"Openings" begins with a short “Prologue: Anthem” that sets the mood for the rest of the album. Almost hymn-like, it’s a warm and gentle welcome. “Grace Rapids” reminds me a little of Scott Cossu, one of my all-time favorite pianists. Relaxed and a little playful, it’s a favorite. “Joy” isn’t so much dancing on a star as it is floating on a fluffy cloud feeling free and absolutely blissful. With a flowing left hand and a sweet melody, “Morning” expresses a warm sense of optimism at the start of a new day. “Farewell” is a wistful slow waltz - poignant and sincere. “Ocean Waltz” picks up the tempo a bit, describing the gentle movements and colors of a peaceful ocean - love it! My favorite track is the gorgeous “Lullabye.” Overflowing with warmth and love, this soothing piece could melt rocks! “In Love” expresses a quiet euphoria that can send the heart soaring. A sanctuary can be a place of worship in a church, but it can also be a place were someone feels safe and protected, and DeCesare’s “Sanctuary” could easily be describing either one. Calm and reflective, it’s a peaceful beauty! “Epilogue: Return” closes the album similarly to the way it started - with a shorter hymn-like piece that wishes you well.

Nick DeCesare is off to a great start with "Openings," and I look forward to hearing much more from this very promising pianist/composer. Highly recommended!