Escape to a Place of Peace and Calm [CD] - Tantara Classical Artists

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Imagining a place of peace and calm is not a new idea to those seeking to reduce normal stress. Many imagine the mountains or the beach, and with the new Tantara instrumental sampler, Escape to a Place of Peace and Calm, fourteen restful classical selections have been collected to create a marvelous lift to that place of peace and calm. Favorite composers—from Utahn Robert Cundick to European immortals Chopin, Gounod, and Mendelssohn—are in good hands with Tantara’s most seasoned musical artists. This new CD is sure to lift and transform your environment, wherever you are.

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1. Chanson pour ma Mie (II)
Paule Maurice
Ray Smith, alto saxophone; with small orchestra, Igor Gruppman, concertmaster

2. Songs Without Words, op. 19, no.1
Felix Mendelssohn
Reid Nibley, piano

3. Adagio for Strings, op. 11
Samuel Barber
BYU Chamber Orchestra, Clyn Barrus, conductor

4. Flowers in the Place de la Madeleine, from Parisian Suite
Vladimir Dukelsky, aka Vernon Duke
Scott Holden, piano

5. Ruth (IV), from A Full House [5:31]
Robert Cundick
Irene Peery-Fox, piano; with the BYU Chamber Orchestra, Kory Katseanes, conductor

6. The Gardens of Japan [3:09]
Gene DiNovi
HDuo: Jaren Hinckley, clarinet; Vince Humphries, piano

7. Menuet (III), from Petite Suite [2:52]
Claude Debussy, arr. Henri Büsser
The American Piano Quartet: Jeffrey Shumway, Paul Pollei, Robin Hancock, and Massimiliano Frani

8. Andante (II), from Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in E Major
Felix Mendelssohn
The American Piano Duo: Jeffrey Shumway and Del Parkinson; with the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra, Kory Katseanes, conductor

9. Prelude in E minor, op. 28, no. 4
Frédéric Chopin
Reid Nibley, piano

10. Idyll, excerpt from Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
Robert Cundick
Julie Bevan, cello; Jeffrey Shumway, piano

11. Berceuse, op. 57
Frédéric Chopin
Irene Peery-Fox, piano

12. Pie Jesu, from Requiem
Gabriel Fauré
Will Kimball, alto trombone; Douglas Bush, organ

13. E’en So Lord Jesus Quickly Come
Paul Manz, arr. K. Newell Dayley
Lawrence Green, guitar

14. Adagio Cantabile (II), from Sonata for Piano, op. 13, “Pathétique”
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Reid Nibley, piano


Produced and compiled for Tantara Records by Ron Simpson

Assistants to Ron Simpson were Mike McClellan and Katie Gibbs

Project coordination by Ben Fales

Mastering for this compilation by Troy Sales

Tantara Records is an enterprise center in the School of Music at Brigham Young University, and part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications.