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Memories to Come – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

By | Music, Recordings

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: 692381300604
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!
20161012-grammy-mixer-sanjose

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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