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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Patrick Van de Wiele at http://www.keysandchords.com
"His music is dreamy, atmospheric,... simply relaxing and meditative."
"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..."
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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."
- Once in Time - Deep, full and delicate at the same time. So expansive and beautiful
- Country Hymn - Cute and down home, the flow was awesome.
- The Coming Relevation - Intricate and blessed, there is so muc energy in this piece.
- Hoedown Jig - Light and fluffy, I felt like skipping. (My inner child's favorite)
- Angel of Bliss - So soothing, I got very contemplative and emotional.
- Present Being - A nice Zen quality, I could feel a loving presence.
- Dreaming in Reality - Oh so imaginative, filled with emotion.
- Speebidah - Cute and cuddly, nice, such smiley energy.
- Presents of Angels - This one took me places, I felt lifted up, completely majestic.
- The Heart Is the Home - So restful I closed my eyes, flowing and gentle.
- Sailing to You - A great link to happy days gone by.
- Knights of Gold - Lilting and up lifting, this one told a story.
- Purely Simple - Easy and innocent, I just loved it. ( My favorite)
- 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
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
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
is one little occurrence, one tiny experience and you will either
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
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
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
northwest. Christopher's tune Speebidah portrays the magic of the land
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
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
will come flooding in.
Christopher Boscole's music is gentle, sweet and above all else,
We can choose to believe or not, but there are still a lot of
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
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)."