Fran Schultz is a contemporary composer creating original music using the improvisational skill & compositional techniques of the great masters.
The Bridge To Love album is a collection of specially selected pieces from Fran's extensive library of original music.
Spirit Flight is the prelude to this beautiful compilation of instrumental pieces which won first place at Makeastar's instrumental contest in November 2010. The Bridge to Love has elements of romantic and baroque styles. Jeremy & Rebecca of Stereofame reviewed & had this to say - "Gorgeous! Really love this piece. Very soothing and melodic. Also love how it has elements of romantic & baroque styles, with almost a transitioning of sorts from the former to the latter with the very effective transition mid-way through the song, giving a fresh feel & instrumentation. It's almost as if the crossing of style & orchestration is representative of crossing the "Bridge To Love". Very nice! "
The Courage To Be features the improvisational piano composition skills of the artist with the addition of a synth keyboard weaving its way throughout the piece and the guitar.
The Good Samaritan is a remarkable piece of music for guitar and orchestral strings. One of the artist favorite Biblical stories delivers the music in a fresh new context emotionally.
Compassion is a moving piece with layers of orchestral strings and a synthesizer keyboard in accompaniment.
Spirit of Love and Peace is a dazzling and very moving accomplishment of synth keyboards and very melodic orchestral strings in a thoughtfully and very lively joyful spirt that could melt your heart.
Empathy is a heartfelt meditative piece with an orchestral string section that is accompanied by echoing voices in the background which give this piece its wings and balance. One can drift into a sense of timelessness listening to this.
Renewal is an eloquently moving melody and counterpoint of orchestral strings & cellos and is accompanied by the flute and other woodwinds.
New Horizons is a free style piece filled with all kinds of delightful instrumentation with percussion instruments, flute, bass, woodwinds, voices.
Reconciliation is a short but sweet and soothing piano composition played beautifully by the artist with the addition of woodwinds.
Peace In Our Lifetime will take you to another place & have you dancing with its dreamy floating synth organ & lively percussion.
Blessed are the Peacemakers features an energetic organ played in the bass section with orchestral strings in the first movement and then develops into an unpredictable yet engaging second part with woodwinds and orchestral strings.
Determination features several keyboard synths, piano, and percussion throughout this piece that spells with the language of music: d e t e r m i n a t i o n.