You are viewing a brand new, 80 Page New Age Piano Holiday Song Book : "David Lanz ~ Christmas Eve: New Age Piano". This incredible piano folio features new age piano arrangements of all 17 songs from David Lanz's popular Holiday CD, including: The Angel King, Angel of Hope, Angels We Have Heard on High, A Brush of Wings, Joy to the World, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, What Child Is This, and more, plus an intro by Lanz.. We carry a wide variety of musical instrument / vocal instructional DVDs, CDs and Books, and Music Notation / Production Software.
Lanz's popular CD has become a Christmas classic. This piano folio features new
age piano arrangements of all 17 songs, including: The Angel King • Angel of Hope
• Angels We Have Heard on High • A Brush of Wings • Joy to the World • O Come, All
Ye Faithful • Silent Night • What Child Is This • and more, plus an intro by Lanz.
“If the music encourages your own quiet introspections, that was my hope and intention. This mood is surely the very essence of the spirit of the holiday.” DL
David Lanz ~ Christmas Eve:
New Age Piano
Retail Price: $14.99
Book Length: 80 pages
Book Size: 9 x 12 inches
understand how David Lanz (pronounced LAH-NZ) evolved into one of America's best-loved
contemporary new age recording artists, one needs only to take a few steps back
to the early years.
TAKING THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED is how Seattle-born pianist David Lanz found his way from traditional jazz and rock 'n' roll to an unexpected career twist over two decades ago.
Born on June 28, 1950, Lanz started his performing career in his early teens back in the mid 1960s playing keyboards with local rock bands and then years later as a solo act, deftly playing blues and jazz songs in small smoky clubs, until he "stumbled" onto a different path in the early 1980s.
"A friend of mine was leading a seminar on the energy centers of the body and wanted music to illustrate the flow of energy through these areas sometimes referred to as chakras," Lanz says. "I was also interested in the healing qualities of music and it's effect on body and soul, so I made a little tape of piano music for the seminar and just about everyone who heard it, to my utter surprise, wanted a copy!"
"There was no musical style quite like it in those days," he says. "And it certainly wasn't called New Age. I used the music I composed for this seminar as the basis for my first solo piano album for Narada, HEARTSOUNDS."
IN THE EARLY YEARS OF LANZ'S CAREER, he was asked to join a high school rock "combo," playing bass clarinet; David returned to the piano a few months later, putting his own group together, "The Towne Cryers" (Helen Lanz named the band). Several years later, after adding and replacing several members, The Towne Cryers http://pnwbands.com/towncryers.html placed third in a field of 300 bands at the 1965 Seattle Teen Fair. (See Downloads for mp3's from The Towne Cryers)
As a nightclub artist, Lanz even sang the pop tunes he was writing. "I used to sing a lot in those days," Lanz says. "It was part of my thing...I was a singer-songwriter." And although Lanz included a pair of vocal tracks on his 1993 BRIDGE OF DREAMS album ("Only because the vocals came out of the story and theme of that record," he says), David isn't interested in pursuing a singing career.
PLAYING THE PIANO, Lanz says, is his greatest form of self-expression, especially at his concert performances where he effortlessly blends his emotionally affecting music.
"The chance to play the music is great," says Lanz, whose solo concerts have won critical raves. "But concerts are also opportunities to show the audience a bit more of myself than just playing the piano."
"All the years I was playing rock while getting into jazz and classical music, I had a feeling I might be destined for some success, and the fact that it came in Contemporary New Age music was a wonderful surprise," he says. "At first, I had to get away from the idea that it was just a diversion from my rock aspirations, but then I came to embrace it. The most fulfilling thing by far is meeting young musicians who get excited about making music by hearing my own. I think back to how important my influences were as a kid, and I feel blessed to play that role for others."