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Ascending Moon – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Ascending Moon - Brian Kelly - Solo Piano - cover art - 500x500Ascending Moon
, my new solo piano composition, is now available on all streaming and download platforms! Listen now or purchase a download.

Ascending Moon is an atmospheric and melodic, neoclassical solo piano composition from Brian Kelly’s upcoming fifth album. It’s infused with magic, mystery and the ineluctable lure of luminescence. Promotional efforts will build on the cumulative success of other single releases from this album, which have received awards from the Indie Music Channel Awards and the Global Music Awards, and a nomination from the Hollywood Music and Media Awards. Brian has a U.S. concert tour scheduled for 2022.

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REVIEWS

“Ascending Moon” review by Kathy Parsons / MainlyPiano.com

“Ascending Moon” is the second single I’ve reviewed from pianist/composer Brian Kelly’s upcoming fifth album. If the two singles are any indication, that album is going to be incredible! The first single, “Wings Over Water” has already won several awards including “Best Classical Song” and “Best Classical Songwriter” at the 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards (Brian’s sixth award from them) as well as a Silver Medal at the 2021 Global Music Awards (Brian’s sixth Silver Medal from them). I wouldn’t expect any less from “Ascending Moon,” a buoyant, shimmering and very dramatic piano solo that clearly demonstrates Brian’s magical and very expressive touch on the piano keys. Contemporary classical in styling, anyone who loves beautiful piano music should check this one out! I can’t wait to hear it live when Brian plays in my house concert series in 2022! Sheet music will be available soon.

“Ascending Moon” is available digitally from Amazon and Apple Music/iTunes as well as streaming sites such as SoundCloud and Spotify. I give it my highest recommendation!

CREDITS
Brian Kelly – piano
Gary Mankin – recording & mixing
All music composed, performed, and produced by Brian Kelly
© 2021 Brian Kelly

RELEASE INFO
Release Date: Dec. 31, 2021
Duration: 4:28
UPC: 692381300901
ISRC: USSL62100002
Label: Skylight Music
Catalog #: 3008
Genres: Neoclassical, Solo Instrumental

Wings Over Water – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Brian Kelly - Wings Over Water - solo piano - coverWings Over Water
, my new solo piano composition, is now available on all streaming and download platforms! Listen now or purchase a download.

Wings Over Water, a contemporary solo piano composition from Brian Kelly’s upcoming fifth album, is a lyrical, dynamic, and elegant neoclassical piece that is evocative of the motion, grace, and beauty of nature. This track has received awards for Best Classical Song and Best Classical Songwriter in the 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards and received a Silver Medal in the 2021 Global Music Awards.

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REVIEWS

“Wings Over Water” review by Steve Sheppard / One World Music Radio

I must admit to being most excited to hear this latest single by pianist and composer Brian Kelly, I seem to have been following his musical progression since 2008 and his album Afterplay, and now, some thirteen years later, comes a powerful and vibrant new single entitled Wings Over Water.

This cinematic solo piano offering is truly splendid, I live near the ocean and it would perfectly fit the flight of various gulls and terns as they make their way across the coastal regions.

The fast paced noted structures are sublime in there context, and the chords manifest a creative backdrop, while the melody is rich in colour and texture. Full marks to Brian Kelly, as I have a feeling that Wings Over Water is going to be a big chart hit for the artist.

“Wings Over Water” review by Kathy Parsons / MainlyPiano.com

“Wings Over Water” is an incredible solo piano single from Brian Kelly’s upcoming fifth album. Composed, produced and performed by Brian Kelly, the single was recorded and mixed by Gary Mankin. Even before its release, “Wings Over Water” has collected an impressive number of awards, including “Best Classical Song” and “Best Classical Songwriter” at the 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards (Brian’s sixth award from them) as well as a Silver Medal at the 2021 Global Music Awards (Brian’s sixth Silver Medal from them since 2016).

I’ve been a big fan of Brian Kelly’s music since before his 2004 debut album, Pools of Light, and “Wings Over Water” is definitely one of his most beautiful pieces. Rapidly flowing and in constant motion, it also clearly demonstrates what an amazing pianist he is. Spirited and free, this sampling makes me even more anxious to hear Brian’s next album. A second single will be available the end of December 2021. Sheet music is also in the works!

“Wings Over Water” is available from Amazon, Apple Music/iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and other streaming sites. Very highly recommended!

AWARDS
• 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards – Best Classical Song
• 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards – Best Classical Songwriter
• 2021 Global Music Awards – Silver Medal

CREDITS
Brian Kelly – piano
Gary Mankin – recording & mixing
All music composed, performed, and produced by Brian Kelly
© 2021 Brian Kelly

RELEASE INFO
Release Date: Nov. 12, 2021
Duration: 4:13
UPC: 692381300802
ISRC: USSL62100001
Label: Skylight Music
Catalog #: 3007
Genres: Neoclassical, Solo Instrumental

Memories to Come – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Memories to Come - solo piano music by Brian KellyAward-winning composer/pianist Brian Kelly has released a single called “Memories to Come.” This contemporary solo piano music that sparkles with neoclassical elegance and melodic eloquence, as it evokes happy memories and nostalgic longing. May it offer hope and inspiration as we live through this time of uncertainty. This is one of a series of solo piano singles that Brian has released in 2020. As of today (Friday, July 17, 2020), the track is available on all major music streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.) https://smarturl.it/memories-to-come

Please listen, share, add to your playlists. I appreciate your support!

Composed, performed, & produced by Brian Kelly
Mixed & Mastered by Gary Mankin
© 2020 Brian Stephen Kelly (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.

ISRC: USSL62000004
UPC: 692381300505
ISWC: T-932.431.251-8
Duration: 3:02
Record Label: Skylight Music

Cup of Dreams – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Cup of Dreams - solo piano music by Brian KellyAward-winning composer/pianist Brian Kelly has released a new single entitled “Cup of Dreams.” This delightful and celebratory contemporary solo piano music sparkles with elegance, rich harmonies, and improvisational eloquence. The piece is one of a series of solo piano singles that Brian has released in 2020. As of today (Friday, July 3, 2020), the track is available on all major music streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.) https://smarturl.it/cup-of-dreams

Please listen, share, add to your playlists. I appreciate your support!

Sheet music for Cup of Dreams will be available in September 2020.

Composed, performed, & produced by Brian Kelly
Mixed & Mastered by Gary Mankin
© 2020 Brian Stephen Kelly (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.

ISRC: USSL62000005
UPC: 692381300703
ISWC: T-932.431.244-9
Duration: 3:22
Record Label: Skylight Music

Trees in the Mist – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Brian Kelly – Trees in the Mist – solo pianoAward-winning composer/pianist Brian Kelly has released a new contemporary solo piano single entitled “Trees in the Mist.” This is one of a series of garden-themed solo piano singles that Brian has released in 2020. As of today (Friday, February 7, 2020), the track is available on all major music streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.) https://smarturl.it/trees-in-the-mist

“Trees in the Mist” is an expressive contemporary solo piano work that conveys qualities of nature inherent in the title: strength, motion, and fluidity. Please listen, share, and add to your playlists. I appreciate your support!

Composed, performed, & produced by Brian Kelly
Mixed & Mastered by Gary Mankin
© 2020 Brian Stephen Kelly (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.

ISRC: USSL62000003
UPC: 692381300406
ISWC: T-931.093.576-3
Duration: 3:37
Record Label: Skylight Music

Petals on the Path – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Brian Kelly – Petals on the Path - solo pianoAward-winning pianist/composer Brian Kelly has released a new contemporary solo piano single entitled “Petals on the Path.” This is one of a series of solo piano singles that Brian will release in 2020. As of today (Friday, January 24, 2020), the track is available on all major music streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.)

“Petals on the Path” is a story of delicacy and drama told by solo piano. What was their journey? Did they fall gently? Did they flutter and swirl? Is their fragrance only a memory? Please listen, share, and add to your playlists. I appreciate your support!

Composed, performed, & produced by Brian Kelly
Mixed & Mastered by Gary Mankin
© 2020 Brian Stephen Kelly (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.

ISRC: USSL62000002
UPC: 692381300307
ISWC: T-930.061.556-9
Duration: 4:08
Record Label: Skylight Music

Into the Garden – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Brian Kelly – Into the Garden – solo pianoAward-winning pianist/composer Brian Kelly has released a new contemporary solo piano single entitled “Into the Garden.” This is the first in a series of solo piano singles that Brian will release in 2020. As of today (Friday, January 17, 2020), the track is available on all major music streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.) https://smarturl.it/into-the-garden

Metaphorically speaking, “Into the Garden,” is the space within us that flourishes with beauty and vitality. It requires tending and nurturing. We long for it. We hear it beckon to us. Please listen, share, and add to your playlists. I appreciate your support!



SHEETMUSIC for Into the Garden is available – for advanced/intermediate players, in the key of E Major, 6 pages:
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/21750127

Composed, performed, & produced by Brian Kelly
Mixed & Mastered by Gary Mankin
© 2020 Brian Stephen Kelly (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.

ISRC: USSL62000001
UPC: 692381300208
ISWC: T-929.716.621-3
Duration: 3:48
Record Label: Skylight Music

Brian Kelly at Grammy® Mixer in San Jose

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I had a great time at a Grammy® mixer event held at JJ’s Blues club in San Jose on Oct. 12, 2016 (organized by producer/engineer Michael Lazarus). I got to hang out with three great trumpet players, whose Contemporary Instrumental albums are on the 59th Grammy® Awards ballot this year. L-R: Jeff Oster (Live!), David Longoria (The Journey), Steffen Kuehn (Leap of Faith), Brian Kelly (Butterfly Rapture). Best of luck to all of us!
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Mastering Session for Butterfly Rapture

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The mastering session for Butterfly Rapture, the solo piano album by Brian Kelly, took place on 4/17/15 with engineer Gary Mankin in San Francisco.

 

Song List for Butterfly Rapture Album

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Here is the song list for the 2015 Brian Kelly album, Butterfly Rapture (piano solos):

  1. Piano Escapade
  2. Room for Sky
  3. Flowers at Her Feet
  4. Lilac Horizon
  5. Chasing a Breeze
  6. Spiral Moon
  7. Hills in Bloom
  8. Niko’s Delight
  9. Playing My Heart
  10. View from the Swing
  11. Winter Aura
  12. Butterfly Rapture

Perhaps the most challenging part of album production for me is naming the pieces! Initially, I identify my pieces by the date of conception (for example, 20140316). Gradually, over weeks and months, I collect titles that evoke the mood of the piece. Then I check iTunes to see if those titles already exist. If so, I eliminate or modify those titles. I’m proud to say, all but one of these titles is unique on iTunes – at least, as of today! The final song list becomes a cohesive set of images that suggests a story and exists as a condensed form of poetry. It’s all part of the artistic process.
Butterfly Rapture album back cover

Mixing Sessions for Butterfly Rapture

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Mixing sessions for Butterfly Rapture, the solo piano album by Brian Kelly, took place on 11/7/14 and 12/27/14 with engineer Gary Mankin in San Francisco.

Pre-Production of Butterfly Rapture Album

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Pre-production of Butterfly Rapture, the forthcoming solo piano album by Brian Kelly, is currently under way using the following audio gear: MOTU DP8, running on Apple iMac (3.2 GHz Intel Core i3) OS 10.9.5, MOTU 896 audio interface, MOTU MIDI Timepiece/AV, Yamaha P-80 Electronic Piano, Mackie HR824 monitors, and AKG K240DF headphones.

 

 

Brian Kelly Music for TV and Video 2013

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In 2013 music by Brian Kelly was licensed for use in TV and video productions by: BBC Worldwide, Simon & Schuster, MTV/tr3s (for a reality show called “Quiero Mi Baby”), Fuji Pacific Music, Ecentric Arts, MeadWestvaco, and SGAE (Societat General d’Autors i Editors).

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