Auralis has taken some of his favourite classical and romantic music by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, MacDowell and Mozart, and has arranged it for orchestra. He has also added in some of his own music to provide us with a dreamy beutiful sound experience. We hear great music orchestrated by a brilliant arranger and composer. We are able to hear these piano pieces as they have never been heard before, arranged in an easy listening, mood music soundscape by a master orchestrator. Auralis studied classical composition at Salford University in England and we can hear his deep depth of harmony and counterpoint music knowledge in these arrangements and compositions.
In this album, Auralis salutes the great masters and celebrates Mozart's tri-centenial birthday. Auralis told me that he respected Mozart's music so much, that he could not alter one note, and the only thing he could do was to add a flute to enhance the first violin part, because the music was a perfectly balanced work, written by a genius. This attitude shows us that Auralis is himself a great musician and studied composer who respects the great masters as can be heard on this great album. Notes by arranger John Wilson.
Other works by Auralis are:
'Sound Traveller' vols. 1 & 2 a two World Music album set,
'Destiny', a Trad. Scottish music album arranged for orch.
'The Mood I'm In' piano mood music album.