Susan Osborn | Still Life

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Still Life

by Susan Osborn

Familiar beloved classical melodies with lyrics written by Susan and her husband poet David Densmore. Accompanied by Paul Halley and Nancy Rumbel, all former Paul Winter Consort mates.
Genre: Classical: New Age
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1. Jupiter/holst
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2. The Tender Road/bach
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3. June/tchaikovsky
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4. Into Thin Air/satie
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5. Before You Go/ravel
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6. A Letter From Paul/rachmaninoff
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7. The Garden/beethoven
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8. Winter/vivaldi
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9. Bodhisatva/faure'
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10. This Is My Song/sibelius
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11. Twilight Lullaby/dvorak
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
From a midwestern girl playing the college bars and club circuits during the cauldren of the sixties, segue to a young woman singing on the streets and playing in the folk clubs of Greenwich Village in the late 70's . . . go through the enviro-eco-consciousness of the ensemble music of the Paul Winter Consort for which Susan was the vocalist from 1978 to 1985 recording with eagles,whales, and wolves and as an Artist-in-Residence at the Cathedral St. John the Divine in NYC . . . at the same time developing and teaching innovative workshops about the power of the human voice in song. Then travel across the Pacific where she co-created and recorded an album of traditional Japanese songs in English and received the Japanese equivalent of a Grammy, and then 6 more releases for her Japanese audience and a score of tours establishing her as a substantial performing artist in contemporary Japanese music and theater . . . A documentary film of her life for Asahi H-D TV was aired there in 1997. In 1996, she had a starring role in the celebrated Japanese musical " Tanuki Goten".

Along the way she has performed and recorded in the UN General Assembly; at the Global Forum in Kyoto and the Hague, celebrating the formation of the world environmental organization the International Green Cross with Mikael and Raisa Gorbechev, and appeared at numerous conferences and events through the years with world class presenters including: Robert Bly, Ellen Burstyn, Maya Angelou and Al Gore. Susan had the honor of singing at both the Winter Olympic Games at a medal awards ceremony and the Closing Ceremonies of the Paralympic Games in Nagano, Japan in Winter 1998. For the past three years, Susan and her husband David Densmore have operated an innovative salon for music and art called The Living Room in their hometown of Eastsound,Washington while continuing to write and record new music; ReUnion, her first CD of original songs in 15 years, and two recordings of great classical melodies, Still Life and Tideline. At the same time, she has continued her exploration of song as a way to enter silence and presence in a class called Silence and Song .

The mosaic of artists in her life include Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams, Miles Davis keyboardist Robert Irving, folk legend Odetta and Broadway star Betty Buckley, New York Pops maestro Skitch Henderson, African Master drummer Baba Olatunji, and guitarist Ralf Illenberger.

There is no question of the healing power of a focused human gift of music, and Susan is one that has this with great clarity, understanding, beauty and wisdom. This is a rare gift.


Contact:
PO Box 35 Orcas WA 98280 ~ 360 376 5180 ~ Songhouse@aol.com

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Allison

Growing on me
At first, I thought Still Life wasn't as good as Tideline, but I have to revise that opinion. Tideline gives me chills. Still Life opens my heart.
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Barry

Incredibly Moving!
Beautiful melodies that you know well with the added beauty of Susan's amazing voice and lyrics. A chills up your spine experience that is not to be missed! How can music of this quality not be more widely available?
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Barry

Incredibly Moving!
Beautiful melodies that you know well with the added beauty of Susan's amazing voice and lyrics. A chills up your spine experience that is not to be missed! How can music of this quality not be more widely available?
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Susi Gregg Fowler

Music that moves from heart to heart.
Just got three more copies of this as gifts for babies. I love this CD, find it connects me quickly to my self. The surprise came when my grandson was born -- We have lots of music & a musical household, but when he hears this CD, he literally stops mid-cry and seems to shift to different space. So sweet!
These new copies are for him and for two other baby gifts. Music for the heart and soul! Thank you, Susan Osborn!
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