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Relieve stress with our easy-listening relaxation music CDs.


Early One Morning     –     by Machiko ARY111
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$7.98

Easy Listening Celtic, Irish, and Scottish Background Music for Relaxation

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Dream of simpler times as you enjoy these familiar favorites from the British Isles, performed at slower tempos for relaxation. These colorful arrangements feature a pleasing palette of acoustic and synthesized instruments, including flute, oboe, English horn, bassoon, harp, guitar, harmonica, strings, piano and percussion.

Lavender     –     by Machiko and Paul Christopher Musgrave ARY101
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$10.98

Easy Listening New Age Classical Jazz for Piano and String Orchestra. Background Music for Office, Dinner, and Relaxation.

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Sparkling piano melodies accompanied by a satin-smooth symphonic string ensemble make Lavender a uniquely peaceful and refreshing listening experience.


Here's what radio program hosts wrote about Lavender

'My listeners loved Lavender!'
Susan Mullis, WWUH, Hartford, CT

'It's a beautiful CD!'
John Beaudin, QMFM, Vancouver, BC

'Absolutely smooth! Quality music like Paul Christopher's is rare.'
John Pemble, KTPR, Fort Dodge IA

'Lavender is ... as fresh as the breeze on a hyacinth-covered open field, yet as elegant as a candlelight dinner for two high above Park Avenue.'
Margaret McCoy, Virginia Pathways Newspaper.

'Outstanding!'
Eric Moon, WLKA, Rochester, NY


Lavender Reviews   –   Click to read.
Virginia Pathways
Lifedance Music Guide
CD Review Magazine
Napra Trade Journal
AdLib Magazine
Domani Magazine
Fili Magazine
Kateigaho Magazine


Credits
The 20-piece string orchestra: Members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the CBC Vancouver Orchestra.
Solo viola: Andrew Brown.     Acoustic bass: Rene Worst.     Saxophone: Ian Putz — on Arizona.


Eight of Lavender's tracks were composed by Machiko Yamane. The other 4 were written by Paul Christopher Musgrave.
Lavender is also available on iTunes and on Amazon.com.

Autumn Leaves     –     by Alden David ARY206
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$7.98

Easy Listening Jazz Piano Arrangements of Popular Songs and Broadway and Movie Themes. Background Music for Office, Dinner, and Relaxation.

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Here is what one listener has to say about Autumn Leaves: 
"This is one of the most 'comfortable' collections of piano standards that I have heard for quite some time. It's comfortable in the same way the Tony Bennett's renditions of many of these same songs is, or as a lounge pianist might render them.

One of the production qualities that really impressed me was the sense of 'presence'. The stereo separation and balance is so good that one might almost be sitting beside the player at the keyboard. Added to this is a brilliant clarity of sound - especially in the higher registers - that makes this disc come alive. 

Obviously I liked the production and, as it happens, 90% of the pieces are among my favorites. All in all, a really satisfying listening experience. Actually, one doesn't have to make an effort to listen. Put it on in the background, call in you best friend and pour a glass of one's favorite whatever. A guaranteed combination to settle the nerves and stimulate good conversation."

Dr. David Abbey, Psychologist and Family Counselor

You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To     –     by Alden David ARY231


This best of Alden David album includes tracks from the albums, The Nearness of You, Autumn Leaves, and Stardust.

The Nearness of You     –     by Alden David ARY207
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$7.98

Easy Listening Jazz Piano Arrangements of Popular Songs and Broadway and Movie Themes. Background Music for Office, Dinner, and Relaxation.

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