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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

Butterfly Rapture album review by New Age Music Reviews

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Here is a review of my new solo piano album, Butterfly Rapture, by Dana Wright at New Age Music Reviews:

Brian Kelly Butterfly Rapture coverBrian Kelly is a composer and recording artist who began his musical career when he was a child. Butterfly Rapture is his third album done in the neoclassical tradition with influences ranging from Celtic, gospel and jazz. The album is a crisp solo piano experience, with sparkling composition and a resonance that sticks with you long after the last song plays. If you can stop listening. My play button is getting worn out on this one and what a joy that is.

“Lilac Horizon” is a tender and fluid piece, with layered piano work that evokes imagery of the poignant life moments that linger. Pensive and thoughtful, the winding nature of this track flows together like the never ending gears of time. Always moving forward, no matter what. The horizon is always just out of reach and we struggle to grasp that elusive glimpse of what is to be.

“Winter Aura” has a starkness about it that captures the essence of winter. Cold beauty claims the ruddy umber flavor of autumn and covers the land with delicate ice crystals and a blanket of soft white snow. The deep keystrokes and elemental playing delve deep into the introspective nature of this season of the year and bring forth the longing for home and hearth; of family and the familiar. At times playful and others more contemplative, this encapsulates all that winter has to offer, all from the masterful keystrokes of Kelly’s fingertips.

“Butterfly Rapture” is the title track and last piece on the album. Tumultuous like a butterfly beating its wings against the vast expanse of sky, it opens its wings and shines beauty down upon us all. Vibrant colors move within each well-crafted portion of the composition. The melodies twist and frolic like a meadow filled with small beating wings and the brilliant majesty brought with every nuance and flutter.

Butterfly Rapture is his first solo album and what a magnificent accomplishment it is. Solo piano can, in some instances, feel like a very long extension of the same song but not this album. Each track has its own flavor of music and takes the listener on a journey inside the mind of the artist. From snowy jaunts in “Winter Aura” to the first track “Piano Escapades” where we are first introduced to Kelly’s dazzling style, this album is a many faceted jewel any piano connoisseur will be thrilled to have in their collection.

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