Timothy Crane | The Other Life I Dream

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The Other Life I Dream

by Timothy Crane

Composer/pianist Timothy Crane presents a collection of his beautifully orchestrated instrumental piano pieces designed to soothe and inspire the human spirit.
Genre: New Age: New Age
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Other Life I Dream / Redemption
10:24 $0.99
2. Chansonette
4:18 $0.99
3. Denise's Waltz
4:05 $0.99
4. The Poetic Fields
6:53 $0.99
5. Shannon
6:50 $0.99
6. Love is / was like
5:38 $0.99
7. Winter Snow / Valley Rain
5:27 $0.99
8. Think of Laura as a Child
6:03 $0.99
9. Prelude 1 in C Major
4:05 $0.99
10. The Other Life
2:41 $0.99
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Album Notes
Timothy Crane is a composer and recording artist living near beautiful Denver, Colorado. From the time he started at the age of five, playing the piano has been the most enduring part of Tim's life. In a way, he was born into it. Tim learned to play on a piano that was handed down from his great aunt, who accompanied the silent pictures during matinees at the Jayhawk Theater in Topeka, Kansas. The stories about that piano, a 100 year-old Knabe, and about his ancestors who played it, kept Tim interested enough to practice when his friends and the weather tempted him to do otherwise.

Throughout high-school and college Tim played in a variety of local bands and also as a solo piano player. After college he continued to play for public functions, private parties, and charitable events as a solo act and in a number of often oddly-named musical groups. While living near Aspen, Colorado, he studied music theory and composition while playing each week for his local church. "That was a wonderful time in my life," he says. "Still," he jokes, "an awful lot of the songs that I played for offerings were pop songs that needed to be sanctified."

In the past two years, Tim has embarked on a new path in his music career -- recording his original music. This summer, Tim released his first album, The Other Life I Dream, a collection of piano instrumental pieces with an orchestra background. He continues to compose, and has recently completed writing the pieces that will form the core of his second album, Dragonfly.



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Kevin Newcomb

Moving music.
Very moving music. I know very little about music except what tickles my ears, moves my heart, and stirs my emotions. This CD does all three. This is a CD I will listen to over and over again.

Linda Sanders

This cd is unsurpassed! It is deeply moving(to tears)and all with no words. I cant get enough.


This is a wonderfull work of music. Love every single piece, specially number 2 and 8. Like it so much, I´ve been hearing it again and again since I received it. Outstanding!


Just Buy It!
Bypass the online distribution of this album and buy the CD. You will not be disappointed. CD Tracks 1 and 2 are two of the finest songs you'll find on any new age disc, and well worth the upgrade to uncompressed audio. Track 1 is a 10 minute masterpiece and worth the price of admission.

Carol Wilson

Awesome, very upbeat and relaxing. Creative arrangements.
I love this album! This is an album that I never get tired of hearing. Great for background music and relaxation. I love the style and orchestration the artist has incorporated. My massage therapist purchased one for her massage studio, too!

Kathy Parsons

Soaring Instrumentals!
Pianist Timothy Crane’s debut CD is a gorgeous collection of orchestrated piano instrumentals. Several of the ten tracks have a big, cinematic sound, evoking a variety of emotional responses from the listener. All but one of pieces are original compositions, and the “cover” tune is almost a dance remix of the Bach Prelude 1 in C Major. The orchestrations are rich and lush, and the piano is the highlighted instrument in all of the music. There is a strong classical influence, but I also catch fleeting glimpses of Yanni, Bruce Hornsby, John Barry, and other pianist/composers. Timothy Crane says the the music was “designed to lift the creative spirit and to provide a symphonic soundtrack to the lives of every listener,” and I would say the he has succeeded exceptionally well. It is easy to let instrumental music slip into the background, but music this beautiful should be savored and enjoyed to the fullest.

The CD opens with the title song paired with a piece called “Redemption.” At ten and a half minutes, this lovely piece has time to unfold leisurely. Poignant, with a feeling of longing, this could easily go with a movie’s closing credits. The pace picks up as “Redemption” comes in, giving the last few minutes of the piece a joyous sense of triumph. “Denise’s Waltz” swirls in a dreamy, blissful dance. The peaceful strings at the beginning of “The Poetic Fields” give images of a panoramic view of a quiet valley or untouched landscape. The piano comes in with a haunting melody enhanced by cello, oboe, and flute. As the full orchestra joins in, so does that cinematic sweep of gliding over wide open spaces and feeling free. I really love this piece! “Love Is/ Was Like” is light and breezy with the warmth of a happy daydream. “Winter Snow/Valley Rain” is another favorite. Peaceful and very atmospheric, you can almost feel a chill from the wind. There is some exceptional piano work in this piece! “Think of Laura As A Child” opens with a beautiful piano and cello duet (one of my favorite combinations!) that is almost mournful, but then segues into a lighthearted piece full of innocence and joy. The Bach Prelude is a trip. The piano stays faithful to the original (or close to it), but the percussion behind it along with shimmering strings and keyboard washes bring it right into the 21st century! I think this arrangement would bring a smile to old JS! The closing track is a reprise of “The Other Life,” featuring oboe, cello, and piano - a great way to bring the CD full circle and tie the music together.

“The Other Life I Dream” is truly an exceptional album, and promises to be one of my favorites for this year. Very highly recommended!