Inspiration! A beautiful thing. Here’s a free track that we recorded for you. It’s called Orpaniel.
Orpaniel is an angel of light who brings healing to your emotions when others have hurt you. Troubled relationships can be made new. I love working with Orpaniel, and that’s how this track came to be.
I’m working on a new album of orchestral music, and it’s grand, dramatic, gentle and peaceful, but while we were in the studio, I was inspired to compose something else. My personal work with Orpaniel led to a rush of inspiration, and I just had to record what came to me. That’s the music you hear on this track.
It’s not as polished as the usual recordings, but it wasn’t meant to be. It’s from the heart.
In the next three posts I’ll have a look at what the tracks are all about. And you can listen to short samples of them all. The descriptions were written up by my publicist, based on her interviews with me. I babbled a lot, but she edited it all beautifully, and these sort of make sense now.
And for everybody who’s asked, yes a physical Compact Disc will be available soon. Follow the blog to stay up to date!
The archangel Raziel is called by the choir. The melody is introduced by a solo cello as the strings rise in the background, joined by distant horns. When the choir returns, the name of Raziel is chanted as the brass intensifies. The choir calls out a divine name that sounds like EE-AH-OH-EH: this is one way to say the Name of God. When sung, it is a potent way to reach out to angels, a magical bridge of melody. As the orchestra fades, the theme is restated by the solo cello
Clearing the Heart
High strings introduce the thematic feel of this piece. The alto sax rises up, breaking from the rhythm in improvised and inspired melodic form. The sax takes a backseat as the strings intensify, and the sax returns to state variations on the original theme. This track encourages emotions to rise and lift away, leaving your heart clear.
Intense horns are joined by woodwinds, with pulsing strings adding to the drama. This piece represents the path we walk when we contact angels, and the choir calls out harmonies that hint at the sensation of contact. At times dark, at times uplifting, and closing with harsh percussion, this music was meant to capture the heady (almost overwhelming) sensation of finding a pathway into the presence of an angel.
The Heart Meets the Soul
I was surprised at how mournful the solo cello sounded, but this is where the angels took me. Angelic contact isn’t all about glory and wonder, but the sense of wonder can stir deep sensations of yearning, and a beautifully aching heart. There’s a soft string section in the background, but when it feels like the cello’s finished, solo violin takes the theme to a new level of emotion. The theme never quite resolves and the violin hands back to the cello, and there is a level of confusion and conflict as the heart shudders in the presence of the soul, before an abrupt conclusion that speaks of how fleeting these moments of insight can be.
An Echo of Angels has been released and is available all over the world. You can get it via digital download from iTunes or CD Baby and other stores.
This angelic music was inspired by my contact with angels, and was crafted to help you sense the presence of angels. I put my heart and soul into this, and everything I know about music. I’m thrilled it’s finally here, and I hope you can feel the loving energy of the music.
There’s a low price for the album download at CD Baby (but you do need a desktop or laptop to download). Or download from Amazon or iTunes.
You can hear a couple of previews in these short (very pretty) videos.
I’ve been working on this for a long time. Over a year ago a new road opened up to me, and I realised that I wanted to create angelic music. I’ve dabbled with this kind of music since I was a teenager, but I never made the commitment to truly create, with all my heart and soul.
When I knew that I simply had to create this music, I sought the help of the angels. I wanted to create music that could help you to sense the angels. And this is the result. It’s taken more time than I imagined possible, and more work than you would ever believe.
The music is not what I expected. I thought it would be gentle piano music, and yeah, there’s some of that. But there are some very grand-sounding tracks, and some that are almost sad. This is to do with the way we perceive angels, and the way we respond to their presence. More on that later. I’m so excited to be sharing my music with you!
The first track on the album is called Raziel (who is one of the great archangels). Listen to a short sample here.