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by Philip Wesley

Contemporary, New Age, Classical Crossover, Beautiful Dark Ambient Piano for the Soul.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Less Traveled
2:05 $0.99
2. Unbridled Spirit
5:37 $0.99
3. Transcend
3:05 $0.99
4. Captivated
5:40 $0.99
5. Distant Memory
3:49 $0.99
6. Moonlight and Jasmine
3:39 $0.99
7. The Chase
3:21 $0.99
8. Union
3:07 $0.99
9. Courage to Change
2:58 $0.99
10. Haunted Past
3:30 $0.99
11. Wanderlust
3:52 $0.99
12. Gypsy
3:42 $0.99
13. Echoes Through Eternity
7:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
Transcend is Philip Wesley's 7th solo piano album and is about overcoming problems and obstacles in life. Not just overcoming them, but rising so far above and beyond them that they seem insignificant and a distant memory. This album is also about having the courage to change, to face and overcome your fears, and pursuing the people, places, and things in life that captivate you. A dynamic album with a rich, dark ambient piano sound. Ranging from contemporary/new age to classical crossover. An emotionally powerful album from start to finish.

Philip Wesley is a solo piano artist and releases his music independently. His music has been featured in radio, TV, film and print. It can be found on many of today’s most popular platforms including Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. His music continues to dominate his genre of ‘New Age’ music and reached #1 on the iTunes charts, The Top 100 on Amazon, #1 on Amazon New Age Music, Best Seller at CD Baby, and most recently #12 on the Billboard Charts (New Age Catalog Chart) Charting with ‘The Piano Guys’ and ‘Jim Brickman’ The music reviewer ‘Reviews New Age’ recently called Philip’s album ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ one of the “50 Greatest New Age Albums of All Time.”



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Review excerpt from Music and Media Focus
No doubt, everyone experiences ups and downs in life ranging from minor to catastrophic. Composer and pianist Phillip Wesley certainly has, and through his music has documented those times in a way that not only touched the hearts of listeners around the world, but also has earned him numerous awards and accolades. From the album’s opening notes on track one, “Less Traveled,” it is obvious that this is music that is powered by emotion. Strong left hand chords accented by lighter right hand arpeggios mark the first movement, which extends over half of the piece. It’s a serious and pensive piece that reveals a depth of feeling right from the start. As we move into track two, however, the atmosphere elevates with the lighter and more luminous “Unbridled Spirit.” It was here that I began to get a sense of Phillip’s keyboard virtuosity in the composition’s comparatively complex melodic structure as contrasted with the simpler phrasing of the first piece.

The album’s title track is nothing short of, well, transcendent. It is powerful, moving, and uplifting. However, I appreciated Phillip’s sense of dynamics when he dropped into a quieter mode intermittently. On the other end of the emotional spectrum are the wistfully haunting strains of “Distant Memory.” One of my favorites is a heartfelt composition entitled “Union.” Written in ¾ time, I found it’s waltz-like rhythm and evocative chord progression to be quite moving and soul stirring. That feeling carries over into the next piece, “The Courage To Change.” However, a change is also on the horizon as we move into the more sensitive and introspective “Haunted Past.” The yin-yang comparison between these pieces illuminates the remarkable range and diversity in Phillip’s writing and playing.

One of the marks of a gifted composer and instrumentalist is the power to draw the listener into the ebb and flow of their feeling through the music and create a resonance within them. Phillip Wesley elegantly displays this ability. Through his evocative compositions, he has bared his soul and in turn provided a poignant listening experience that emanates from a deep well of passion, grace, and sentiment.

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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"Transcend" is the seventh solo piano release from pianist/composer Philip Wesley and is, essentially, Part 3 of the album series that began with Wesley’s 2008 best-seller, "Dark Night of the Soul" and its 2012 follow-up, "Hope Endures." Where "Dark Night" was born in the depths of despair and "Hope Endures" was about coming out on the other side of the darkness, "Transcend" is about overcoming problems and obstacles in life as well as having the courage to change, to face fear, and to pursue whatever captivates you. Several of the thirteen tracks embrace the intensity and power of "Dark Night," while others are lighter and even fun. The Spanish music review site,, recently named "Dark Night of the Soul" one of the “50 Greatest New Age Albums of All Time,” setting a very high standard for any albums that follow. Although "Transcend" shares some of the moody stylings of "Dark Night," Wesley was wise to take his music in a somewhat different direction. There is a lot of energy in this music, but there are also more subtle and delicate moments as well as romance and even humor.

"Transcend" opens with “Less Traveled,” a dark and very intense piece that sets the tone for much of the album - sure to grab your attention! “Unbridled Spirit” is one of my favorites. It begins with a lighter touch at the treble end of the piano, becoming more complex and full as it develops. I really like the infectious energy of this piece. There are poignant moments, but for me, this piece is about feeling positive and moving forward. The title track is forceful and sometimes hints at mystery. I love the deep bass accents as the right hands flies around the piano keyboard. “Distant Memory” begins with a simple, heartfelt melody accompanied by an arpeggiated left hand. The left hand pattern continues throughout, but the melody alternates with bright, more rapid variations that give the piece a lot of power. “Moonlight and Jasmine” is a love song, pure and sincere. “Union” is another favorite. Beautifully flowing and almost rapturous, this is music from the depths of the soul - open and very vulnerable. “Gypsy” is a bit of a surprise (a good one!). Over-the-top dramatic while true to classical gypsy-styled piano music, this a blast to play (I edited the forthcoming sheet music collection)! It is certain to bring smiles to listeners and players alike! “Echoes Through Eternity” is another pleasant surprise. In the recording process, echoes and reverb were added to create a very peaceful and ethereal sound. Ambient and atmospheric, it’s a beautiful effect and the perfect ending to the album.

Longtime fans of Philip Wesley’s music should be very pleased with his new work. If you are new to Wesley’s music, this is a great place to start! Check it out!