CD: Places with High Levels of Natural Beauty

Piano and instrumental music for reflection and quiet time. A gentle, timeless and lyrical style; music that touches the heart.

Released 18 March 2016.

Please note: If you live in the Blue Mountains, Australia, you can find this CD at Glenbrook Cinema.



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About the music

This collection of instrumental music for reflection and quiet time can be experienced by both children and adults alike. While some of the music on this CD was originally written for children, it is music that both children and adults can respond to; music for reflection or quiet time, music as a vehicle for contemplation, peace and relaxation; music of the heart, music to nourish the spirit. Adults will hear the deeper layer of the music as both a reflection and container for their inner world. The music can be viewed as both lullaby and extended meditation. Listen, reflect, relax and enjoy.

Apart from the piece, ‘Resting’, originally from the ‘Meditation on Love’ CD, and ‘Blessings for the Newborn’, from the CD ‘Dream by the River’, which have been re-imagined for this CD, all the other music either has been written for specific people - friends and family – or are new works, and have not been shared in public before now.

‘Prayer for Leigh’ was written for my friend and sister, Leigh Williams Gardiner, on the occasion of her commissioning as Bishop’s priest to the Parish of Rylstone Kandos.

‘Sienna’s Lullaby’ and ‘Lullaby for Alina’ were written for my friends Francesco and Maria Placanica on the birth of their two daughters.

‘Persephone Sleeps Deeply before Awakening the Spring’ was written for my friends Fiona Burnett and Patrick Kuhn on the birth of their daughter, Persephone.

‘Hymn to the Mountains’ is my offering to the beautiful place in which I live, in all of its colours and changing moods.

‘Places with high levels of natural beauty’ is for my friend Garry Crockett, who gave me this work’s title, and the title of this CD.

To listen to the tracks, go to tab 'Music (CD Baby)'.

Acknowledgements

A number of people provided much appreciated support as I was writing, arranging and producing these works – people who listened to earlier versions or pieces as they were in development, or who provided moral support and encouragement. You know who you are, and I thank you.

For musical advice and technical expertise, my warmest thanks to Llew Kiek, who is a joy to work with.

As always, my thanks to Karen Curran of Unicorn Graphics for her creative and design expertise.

Peta Williams
Springwood, March 2016

Made in the Blue Mountains, Australia.

Music and arrangements copyright Peta Williams 2016.
Piano played by Peta Williams.
Other instruments realised digitally by Peta Williams.

Sound recording P  Peta Williams 2016.

Mixed by Llew Kiek and Peta Williams

Mastered by Andy Busuttil, Blue Mountain Sound
www.bluemountainsound.com.au

Producer:  Llew Kiek, Mara Music
www.maramusic.com.au

CD Cover and label designed by Unicorn Graphics, NSW Australia www.unicorngraphics.com.au

CD: Meditation on Love

Instrumental music for the body, mind, heart and spirit. Music for reflection, contemplation, breathwork, relaxation, quiet time, meditation and dreaming.

Released 2010.

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About the music

For some time Australian composer Peta Williams has been interested in music as both a reflection and container for our inner world. This album of instrumental music can be used as either music for your personal inner journey – how you are thinking and feeling; what is happening for you in this moment - or simply music for quiet time. This CD can be used effectively as a tool in breathwork, in meditation, with massage, for relaxation, contemplation or reflection, or to simply enjoy.


Track details are:

1. Being – we spend so much of our lives being busy ‘doing’. This opening track is about ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’; being who we truly are. It is music to ground us, to remind us of being our authentic selves.

2. Going with the flow – we often struggle where life is taking us, and sometimes that kind of questioning and re-assessment is what we need to do at the time; at other times it is about surrendering to the moment, to the path, to where the flow of the river is taking us.

3. This resonating breath – this piece is to allow the spaces between the moments; to allow us to breathe, and to feel what resonates within our body, mind, heart and spirit.

4. Resting – this piece acknowledges our need to rest.

5. Yearning – although we might choose to live in the moment, there will always be rememberings, and yearnings. This piece acknowledges our yearnings.

6. Solace – a place of comfort.

7. Gently the night dances, softly – the darkness of the night can often seem to be negative, but in fact the softness of the night can be warm, enveloping, private and comforting.

8. Meditation on Love – acknowledging the love in our lives – of self, of friends, family, partnership, our earth and environment. As big or as intimate as we choose.

9. Finding a place of peace – I wanted to end this CD with a place of peace. I think that in moments of our lives we sometimes reach this state, then drift somewhere else, and then find it again; an ongoing journey. A place to be who we truly are, in keeping with the opening of the album.

May the music nourish your whole being.

To listen to the tracks, go to tab 'Music (CD Baby)'.

Music and arrangements copyright Peta Williams.
Piano played by Peta Williams.
Instruments realised by Peta Williams using Sibelius and Garritan software.
CD Cover and label designed and illustrated by Unicorn Graphics, NSW Australia

Quiet Time - CD

Instrumental music for children for quiet time

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'Quiet Time’ is a set of instrumental songs for dreaming, relaxing, and being at rest. 

While this album is initially directed to children, and includes some commissions and other music specifically written for children, you will find that the music is not just for children. If you buy or receive this CD for your child, you might be drawn also to the imaginings, wonderings and feelings that the music evokes, as well as noting its capacity to provide a vehicle for reflection, contemplation and relaxation. Young children will respond to the music for their ‘quiet time’; older children and adults will hear the deeper layer of the music as both a reflection and container for their inner world.


Having Fun - CD

Instrumental music for children for gentle and joyful playtime

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The music lends itself to clapping, dancing, running, jumping, and playing percussion instruments. It allows for your and your child’s imagination to create your own responses to the music. The music is deliberately rhythmic with simple harmonies that create a container for children to express themselves in movement and play. It is a companion album to ‘Quiet Time’, a set of instrumental songs for dreaming, relaxing, and being at rest.

Dream by the River - Music for Dreaming - CD

Instrumental music for dreaming, for both children and adults

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This CD originally began as a CD of lullabies for babies and young children. It has metamorphosed into a broader range of music for dreaming and contemplation, and as such will be suitable for both children and adults. The music can stimulate visual images, imaginings, wonderings and feelings, as well as providing a platform for reflection, contemplation and relaxation, suitable for older children and the child in all of us. 

Nonetheless, the music can also be relaxing and soothing for babies, and acts as a container to hold and support our emotional, imaginative and reflective world. This music is a vehicle for children and adults to tap into their innate emotional wisdom.

 

Music written just for you

Commissioning or custom-made music

Would you like an instrumental lullaby or instrumental song especially created for your child or loved one?  Peta Williams can create a song specifically for the child or person in question.

The music will be composed, arranged and orchestrated by Peta Williams with her virtual instrument library.

Read more on the Commission Music page.