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  • Thirteen piano solos celebrating birth, death, transformation, forgiveness, love, & joy!
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  • Release: September 1.
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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 … !


Autumn Whispers
A chill midwestern November dusk.

A Warm Autumn Sun, It Was
Even in a midwestern November, there are still 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, but keep 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 and 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.

Forgiveness is simply always a good idea! And this music was born in a moment of forgiveness.

Through the Gossamer Doorway
Because there is always more! And aren’t we all curious about that more?


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