â€¢A powerful and introspective journey of transformation inspired by a passage from Ecclesiastes:
better a hand filled with quietness
than two hands filled with toil and a striving after wind
â€¢Fifteen beautiful piano solos, including arrangements of A Gift to Be Simple, the Irish folk song Shule Agra, and the Gregorian chant Veni Creator Spiritus.
â€¢Not always quiet music, but music achieving quietness of the soul.
â€¢Created as one unified work and performed in silence.
Pianist Kathleen Ryan offers truly spiritual musicâ€”music to nourish your spirit, again and again. Music as rich and complex as life, passionate and alive, expressing a full range of emotion and serving as a mirror of the rich inner life.
â€œRyan paints in the impressionism of silence, with notes resonating over the vast plains of the soul.â€ â€”Echoes
What can you expect from a classical musician whose first favorite sound was marbles rolling in the grooves of an aluminum dishpan?
â€¢Bright, sassy, alluring music
â€¢Spacious, exuberant, crystalline music
â€¢A tornado of notes, thunder and lightning, and inside the eye of that musical storm, reflection and thoughtful silence
â€¢Intensity, passion and playfulness that comes through loud and clear
â€¢Music that adds sanity to this world
Check out the artist's website:
1. All the Pretty Little Horses
2. East at Sunset
3. 40 Days of Desert
4. What the Stars Saw on the Prairie
5. Something Water, Something Light
6. That Single Star
7. Shule Agra
8. Hymn for Peace
9. Forest Green
10. Wayfaring Stranger
11. Veni Creator Spiritus
12. First Only Whisper
13. Bells, the Veil, and Victory
14. Simple Love
15. A Handfull of Quietness