Peter Vantine | Prayerful Improvisations

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Prayerful Improvisations

by Peter Vantine

Reflective, soothing solo piano instrumentals to quiet the heart and nurture the soul.
Genre: Spiritual: Inspirational
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1. Arise
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2. Strength Within
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3. Peace Within
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4. Sweet Hour of Prayer
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5. There Is a Balm
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6. Living Hope
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7. Remember Me
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8. Come Thou Fount
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9. Fairest Lord Jesus
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10. Love's Embrace
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11. Mercy Morning
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12. Forever Faithful
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13. Have Thine Own Way
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14. What a Friend
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15. Whiter Than Snow
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16. Mizpah
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17. Living Water
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Soon after releasing my first piano album (Glimpses of the Spirit, 2000), a young mother approached me and shared how her daughter had been struggling with anxiety. They had been to the doctor and considered medication, but they really didn’t want to go down that path. She then told me that her daughter loved the CD and had been listening to it every night at bedtime. They found that it consoled her and enabled her to fall asleep without any anxiety. Ten years later I had the occasion to pass along a copy to a parent while teaching, and a very similar story emerged! These are just two of the countless stories I have heard over the years about how God is using this music in such beautifully powerful ways. This collection is a continuation of that journey...

Prayer is speaking to God, as your closest, most faithful friend. It is not necessarily a planned conversation. It is improvised. A spontaneous dance. As thoughts permeate your mind, through the power of the Holy Spirit, you have the opportunity to engage with the Creator of the universe! Incredible. Improvisation, in musical terms, is a spontaneous creation of original music within a given structure. It’s not just playing notes at random, although some might say this is improvisation. A foundation is provided (although this can be improvised, too) and music is created on the spot based on that foundation. The structure may be a chord or pattern of chords, a thematic or rhythmic idea, or simply a particular key or musical texture. Prayerful Improvisations seeks to merge these two ideas into one musical worship experience.

I find myself talking with God (praying) through music, especially when I sit at the piano and improvise. I am allowing my conversation with the Creator to flow freely and be directed by Him. These are the most intimate times with my Savior. I have had the privilege of being able to do this in my church community, often during a worship service. My hope is that I have captured some of what takes place in these “conversations” and through this CD will be able to share them with you. It seems fitting in this day and age to produce a project like this, because our lives are improvisations and our world could use a little more inner peace and spiritual healing. Don’t you think?

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Paul Meadors

Beautiful Solo Piano Music
Peter Vantine’s latest piano album, Prayerful Improvisations, is quite simply a joy to the soul. It is the perfect music to listen to when you’re relaxing, studying, reading, or even while praying. Just as the title suggests, the album is completely improvised and switches back and forth between Peter’s ability to simply sit and create a song and his own version of classic hymns. Even though the album is improvised the music is tight and focused, never wondering or wavering, always returning back to the melody. While many will enjoy the fantastic renditions of hymns such as Come Thou Fount and Fairest Lord Jesus, it’s his improvisation pieces that shine throughout the musical experience.

The album starts off with Arise, a beautiful song to begin with. At the 1:48 point, the music swells to create a sense of incredible peace, which is a reflection of the title of the song. Peter created a beautiful video to Arise which can be found on YouTube as are three other of his strongest songs. Both Strength Within and Peace Within are extremely pleasing to hear. While listening you can hear the passion and sincerity that Peter has for his music. My favorite song on the entire album is Living Hope. The chord progressions are perfectly played and rendered which result in a gorgeous and alluring piece that the listener will return to over and over again. My only complaint is the piece is too short!

What I am most impressed with is Peter’s kindness and passion concerning his God-given talent. He truly wants to glorify the Lord through his music and it shows. On his web site he says that if you are unable to afford the CD he will send you one. Also, he has donated 100s of his CD to facilities such as Hospice and nursing centers. What a servant’s heart he has!

Overall, Prayer Improvisations is a glorious achievement not to be missed. If you are looking for a solo piano album played with passion, grace, humility, and precision then please pick it up. Peter’s attention to detail, his care for his craft, and his musicianship is evident throughout the CD. I have listened to many solo piano projects throughout my lifetime and I can say with confidence that this music is up there with the best of them. Highly recommended!
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Laura

Soul Awakening
Peter's gift of transcending the barriers of our hearts and reaching inward to touch one soul is truly a gift from the Lord. Peter Thank You, Your music has touched my Soul, embraced my pain, and one more than one occasion been the inspiration and guiding light to awaken my Soul in Peace and Tranquility to the boundless Grace and Mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank You Peter....the Piano Music ministers with untouchable Peace and the Light of God whenever I pause the world and allow the music to touch my Soul. Your Friend In Christ, Laura
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