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  • Thirteen luscious piano solos celebrating birth, death, transformation, forgiveness, love, & joy!
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This has been a very personal, and at times difficult, project for me. There’s a lot of loss in this album, but there’s also tremendous joy.

I am dedicating this CD to “the two Christines”:

Christine Cole

I will always be grateful for your friendship & your care & your love of my music. Here is the new music you wanted! Like a Flower is for you especially.

Christine Thompson

I miss you! I will remember your courage and integrity to the end of my days. These Hands Held Music is your elegy. Be sure to play piano again, next time around, so we can play more duets.

Full dedication here.

And of course, to you my listeners. Blessings on all your passages through life.


Tracks on Passages:

The Gossamer Doorway
Where it all begins: possibly a veil; but to me, more like a doorway.

Siúil A Rún
Devastation marches in, and marches away again. But the sweetness that follows … !

This is my arrangement of the Irish song, best known in the US as Buttermilk Hill (Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier), popular during the Civil War. As in Siúil A Ghra (Shule Agra, on my first CD A Handfull of Quietness), a woman is singing of her love, for whom she has sacrificed even her way to support herself, so that he would be armed for the war he has gone to join. Will he return? How will she manage in the meantime? ”Go safely, my love,” she sings at the end of every verse.

Of love, and time, and the river of life.

Autumn Whispers
Late in the day, late in the year, what whispers do we recall?

A Warm Autumn Sun, It Was
The year may be winding down, the darkness may be closing in — but there are yet moments to bask in the sun.

Leaving Home
The trouble with leaving home is saying all those goodbyes! Some need to be said more than once. And yet, leaving home is the first step in creating new home, new life, new joy — to add to all the ones left behind and carried in our heart.

The Pomegranate Trail
To journey out of the dark while keeping the memory of mystery.

Like a Flower   dedicated to Christine Cole
Be like a flower
Turn to the sun
Cherish the river’s laughter & fun
Dance with the moonbeams
Sing to the stars
Bring beauty here & far

Bloom like a flower
Shine like the sun
Flow with the river’s laughter & fun
Dance with the moonbeams
Sing to the stars
Bring beauty here & far

These Hands Held Music   dedicated to Christine Thompson
A friend to cherish, a life to mourn and to celebrate. There would be music, of course.

Toward the Setting Sun
As the day closes, the journey continues.

This music was born in a moment of forgiveness; and forgiveness is simply always a good idea!

Through the Gossamer Doorway
Because there is always more! And aren’t we all curious about that more? What is on the other side of the veil?

The sorrowful and the sweet.

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