Yelena's "Travel" album combines songs from her original music CDs released in 2000 through 2005. Tracks 1 through 3 are from her newest release called "Medieval Symphony" (2005). Tracks 4-5 are from "The Birth of Emmanuel" (2000). Tracks 6-8: "Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ" (2002). Tracks 9-13: "Piano Chronicles," albums 1 & 2 (2003). Tracks 14-16: "Kaleidoscope of Life" (2002). These are all complete songs, not excerpts.
In spite of being an anthology of different works, the "Travel" album is an independent work with a "travel" theme containing interesting music in different moods that will keep you awake and entertained while you are driving or just relaxing. This work will give you a general idea of Yelena Eckemoff's inventive musical style. Playing time: 74 min.
What people say.
"I very much enjoyed Yelena's beautiful and inventive music and was really fascinated by some very unique chords. It was suggestive of flying upon the unknown or something like that". [Seishi Sakamoto]
"Blend of symphonic/electronic instruments and piano creats quite unique sound. And I just love the melodies!" [Max Fillmore E.]
"It is amazing. It puts you in a different frame of mind." [Cecile Stringfield]
"Yelena's music surprised me when I heard it the first time.. I don't know enough about music composition to describe why I like it, but I do. There are nuances that touch different emotions each time I listen to it." [Leigh Green]
"This haunting, sweeping music is full of originality and heart." [W. O. Green]
"Try it, you'll like it." [M. McBurney]
"I like to meditate listening to this music. It gives my thoughts special depth." [ Rev. Roy Steed]
A daughter of a piano teacher and a sound engeneer, Yelena has been raised as a professional musician.She has been composing music since she was 5 years old. As an independent musician and producer she released ten CDs of her original, arranged and classical music. Live performances of her settings of the 21 Biblical Psalms for soprano and piano were released as two cassette tapes in 1995.
Yelena gives piano lessons and serves as a church organist and choir director. Her hobbies include oil-on-canvas painting, photography and gardening. She lives with her husband, children and pets on their pine tree farm in a quiet corner of North Carolina.
"I love life - all God's creation under the Sun and beyond, and have yearning for peace on Earth. My goal as a musician is to continue growing in my mastery, quality, and methods of expression, even though I know that perfection can never be fully achieved. "Striving to create the finest musical experience" is the motto of my website (www.YelenaMusic.com."
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1. Travel -
2. Winter Pastorale -
3. The Knights' Adventures -
4. The Baby and the Gifts -
5. Return to the Land of Israel -
6. Jesus is to be Put to Death -
7. Empty Tomb -
8. Risen Jesus Meets His Desciples -
9. Presentiment of Love -
10. Mirages -
11. Fairyland -
12. Baba-Yaga -
13. Russian Fantasy -
14. A Lazy Hour -
15. Kaleidoscope -
16. Halloween -