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Presents of Angels

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ONCE IN TIME (4:13) BUY TRACK>  

Christopher Boscole’s latest album, Presents of Angels was nominated as "Whisperings Album of the Year, 2009" by Whisperings Solo Piano Radio!

Original piano solos combining elements of folk, new age, jazz and meditative music in a relaxing, lyrical style.

Composed, Recorded and Produced by Christopher Boscole
2008
Total duration: 66:05

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COUNTRY HYMN (6:40) BUY TRACK>  
         
THE COMING REVELATION (5:27) BUY TRACK>  
         
HOEDOWN JIG (3:26) BUY TRACK>  
         
ANGEL OF BLISS (5:25) BUY TRACK>  
         
PRESENT BEING (3:56) BUY TRACK>  
         
DREAMING IN REALITY (4:50) BUY TRACK>  
         
SPEEBIDAH (2:58) BUY TRACK>  
         
PRESENTS OF ANGELS (6:47) BUY TRACK>  
         
THE HEART IS THE HOME (3:38) BUY TRACK>  
         
SAILING TO YOU (3:15) BUY TRACK>  
         
KNIGHTS OF GOLD (3:06) BUY TRACK>  
         
PURELY SIMPLE (3:51) BUY TRACK>  
         
ONCE ANOTHER TIME (7:52) BUY TRACK>  
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REVIEWS

author: John P. Olsen / NewAgeMusicWorld.Com
"This latest original composition for Solo Piano is in the New Age, Lyrical Folk Piano style of Contemporary Piano. You won’t hear any dry music Seascapes, since his studious background apparently provides an effortless grace that rises like a tidal swell, then sails along comfortably with many points of interest during his adventures on the grand piano." More here at CD Baby>

author: Kathy Parsons of Kathy Parson’s Piano
"Boscole combines the new age, jazz, and classical genres to create a unique musical voice. A composer and performer for more than twenty years, Boscole’s music has that effortless flow that comes from spending many years at the piano. “Presents of Angels” begins with “Once In Time,” one of my favorite tracks on the album."
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#2 album at ZoneMusicReporter for August, 2009>

Patrick Van de Wiele at http://www.keysandchords.com
"His music is dreamy, atmospheric,... simply relaxing and meditative."

Wildly’s World
"Presents Of Angels opens with Once In Time, a searching piano peace with a gorgeous primary theme and wonderful texture in the left hand. As a solo piano piece it goes beyond the usual easy listening piano material we hear..."
More here at http://wildysworld.blogspot.com>

John Peters of The Borderland (UK)
"To my ears the music on these fourteen tracks could just as easily be billed as Classical Piano, and rank up there with Chopin's Etudes, Beethoven's Sonatas or Liszt's Studies...this is an extremely amenable album of instrumental pieces...Mr Boscole's playing is very easy on the ear, and yet demands serious listening"

author: Riki Frahmann / WeR1radio
"These blessed 14 tracks took me places. I loved the simplicity and the balance of the music and how it all became interwoven. I felt relaxed happy and free. A great CD when you just wanna dream. The artist took command of the piano and I so enjoyed the ride. I would recommend this soothing find to anyone who just wants to be. Thanks Christopher, for the majestic treat."

  1. Once in Time - Deep, full and delicate at the same time. So expansive and beautiful
  2. Country Hymn - Cute and down home, the flow was awesome.
  3. The Coming Relevation - Intricate and blessed, there is so muc energy in this piece.
  4. Hoedown Jig - Light and fluffy, I felt like skipping. (My inner child's favorite)
  5. Angel of Bliss - So soothing, I got very contemplative and emotional.
  6. Present Being - A nice Zen quality, I could feel a loving presence.
  7. Dreaming in Reality - Oh so imaginative, filled with emotion.
  8. Speebidah - Cute and cuddly, nice, such smiley energy.
  9. Presents of Angels - This one took me places, I felt lifted up, completely majestic.
  10. The Heart Is the Home - So restful I closed my eyes, flowing and gentle.
  11. Sailing to You - A great link to happy days gone by.
  12. Knights of Gold - Lilting and up lifting, this one told a story.
  13. Purely Simple - Easy and innocent, I just loved it. ( My favorite)
  14. Once Another Time - It grabbed my imagination and took me places, nice deep flow.

author: RJ Lannan / Zone Music Reporter, 4-16-10
"It is plain and simple, modern impressionistic music. Yes, it is rather complex, but the term still applies. Think of it as Satie and Chopin brought into the present day perhaps.. I refer to Christopher Boscole's latest endeavor The Presents of Angles. In addition, to make it more interesting the title of the album has a double meaning. It is the gifts of the angels and the existence of the angels, take your pick. As long  as I continue to breathe, I will continue to believe in things unseen. I would be crazy not to. I have seen little everyday miracles, unexplained events and unexpected gifts all around me. Some of them I cannot even  put in plain words. Thanks to Christopher's music however, I can equate a special sound with a special occurrence.

The opening tune: Once In Time is the music of an encounter. All it  takes is one little occurrence, one tiny experience and you will either  believe or spend the rest of your life looking for an explanation. I prefer to believe. Christopher's tune is bright and cheerful making it the sound of discovery and faith.

A Presents of Angels is sober, yet not somber and reverent in its structure. I think that angels have warmth and humor, but they have a serious side. When it comes to doing their jobs, they are steadfast soldiers, who although not omnipotent, transform our lives in big and small ways. I have always had an inkling however, that they are omnipresent. The belief in angels is not relegated to Christian  religions only. Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism all have an important place for angels.

There is a special place along the Washington State coast. If you face west, you will see a rocky coast and the ocean. It is a gravel beach  with a bit of driftwood and mussels. Looking out from the shore you can see Puget Sound. In the water there, the cold blue waters of the Pacific, is the playground of whales and orcas. It is as if the cetaceans, on their way from the south to the north feeding grounds pay homage to the beach and the people there.

If you face east, you will be awed by the Cascade Mountains. Tall, stately and with an overabundance of history. Snohomish County and the land called Speebidah is the gateway to the wonders of  the northwest. Christopher's tune Speebidah portrays the magic of the land  and the beauty that abounds. Perhaps there be angels here. My friend John and I once sailed from Kailua, Kona on the west coast of Hawaii to Hana, Maui. We sailed almost at sunset in search of his ladylove. We felt a guiding hand on the tiller all the way to Hana, and yes, we found her. She had stood on the shore waving a lantern for hours in the dark. Sailing to You is a very dulcet tune. With a player piano motif, the music is happy, almost exuberant. And why not? The reunion of hearts is always special and a bit of a miracle. In the music the clear blue skies, the warm southern winds and the happy accompaniment of the ocean are deeply felt.

The closing tune: Once Upon Another Time sounds like a prayer of hope. A wish that we see another miracle, another marvel that attests to the existence of angels in all of their manifestations. You didn't think  that there were just one type of angel, did you? There are leaders, helpers, guides and more. All we need do is open our spirit hearts and the  miracles will come flooding in.

Christopher Boscole's music is gentle, sweet and above all else,  hopeful. We can choose to believe or not, but there are still a lot of  unexplained things out there. The music on The Presents of Angels is a wonderful soundtrack to a heart that participates in life rather than lets it  merely exist."

author: Dick Metcalf aka Rotcod Zzaj
"Christopher Boscole - PRESENTS OF ANGELS: Being a piano player myself, I can tell you that they often have a tendency towards so much introspection that their compositions often sound too self-absorbed - you know, like they're taking themselves too seriously.  That's surely not the case on Christopher's wonderful CD!  "Joy" is a word often used to describe the efforts of solo pianists doing "new age" works, and (once again), that is often a keyword for listeners to expect over-glitzy passages so far removed from the human condition that they're not enjoyable at all... Boscole's playing communicates the vision he wants you to see without any overstatement, and clearly demonstrates talent far beyond the reach of many of those who "think" they know how to put their vision across!  This is EXCELLENT piano, something I know I'll continue listening to for the long term... this is especially true on compositions like "Angel of Bliss", my favorite on the album.  Christopher's talent goes way beyond the norm for this genre, and pieces like "Knights of Gold", another favorite, put you in the mood to commune with higher beings!  I'm most highly impressed - this CD gets my MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, as well as the "PICK" of this issue for "best solo piano!" You owe it to your ears (and your soul) to pick this one up for your collection of favorites!  The "EQ" (energy quotient) rating is 4.86 (almost unheard of for solo piano)."

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