David Paul Mesler | Eastern Prayers, Western Prayers, Vol. 1

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Eastern Prayers, Western Prayers, Vol. 1

by David Paul Mesler

Beautiful, soulful piano solos. By turns searching and meditative, jubilant and deeply emotional, dramatic and contemplative. Bridges Eastern and Western pop piano traditions. Recalls George Winston, Jim Brickman and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Volume 1 of 2.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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1. Penitence
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2. Supplication
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3. Confession
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4. Devotion
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5. Adoration
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6. Intercession
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7. Expiation
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8. Charity
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9. Contrition
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10. Praise
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11. Contemplation
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Brilliant" -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Stunning" -- Victory Music
"A Sure Winner" -- Sound Choice

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DAVID PAUL MESLER is a genre-defying artist whose adventurous ensembles play over 125 dates a year. An award-winning pianist and Emmy-nominated composer, David uses his classical training and 25 years as a professional jazz musician to explore jazz-classical hybrids in unconventional and dramatic ways.

David has played for four U.S. Presidents – Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush -- as well as a number of those running for the Oval Office including Al Gore, John Kerry, John Edwards, and Hillary Clinton. He has played for governors from across the country and every Washington State Governor since the early 1960’s.

Virtuosic in the extreme, versatile in the extreme, consistently inspired, David is now considered Northwest piano royalty.

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“Mesler is amazing” -- Bill Clinton
“Mesler improvises with a difference” -- Earshot Jazz
“Rhapsodic Sturm and Drang” -- Cadence

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PLAYED ON THE SAME BILL AS: Diane Schuur, Dr. John, The Manhattan Transfer, Harry Belafonte, Jackie Evancho, Diahann Carroll, Burt Bacharach, Lionel Richie, Debbie Gibson, Dinah Shore, Andy Williams, Skitch Henderson, Philip Glass, Lyle Lovett, Bruce Hornsby, The Jackson 5, Sister Sledge, Barry Manilow, New York City Opera, X, Psychic TV, Nick Cave, Lydia Lunch, Jane's Addiction, Butthole Surfers, Julian Cope, Bob Hope, Victoria Jackson, Harvey Feinstein, Art Linklater, Senor Wences, Bob Eubanks, Garrison Keillor, Penn & Teller, The Capitol Steps, magicians from around the world, the Broadway casts of Phantom Of The Opera and Wicked

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“Gorgeous” -- KING-FM
“Great Jazz” -- KPLU-FM
“Northwest All-Star” -- KEXP-FM
“Magnificent” -- Benaroya Hall

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PLAYED FOR: Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, Steven Spielberg, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Harrison Ford, Julie Harris, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Gene Kelly, Dudley Moore, The Brat Pack, governors from across the country (staff and casts of) Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Living Single, Dynasty, WKRP In Cincinnati, Good Times, The Jeffersons, Different Strokes, Love American Style, Laugh-In, The Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan's Island, Bewitched

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“Multiple Ovations” -- Town Hall
“Multiple Ovations” -- Benaroya Hall
“Multiple Ovations” -- Broadway Performance Hall

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ALBUMS: In Spiritu I, II, & III, The Balladeer, Pacific Sailings, The Beautiful, The Dream Journal Murders, The Blue Diary, I Hear America Singing, Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5, Celebrating Gershwin, Vol. 1 & 2, Celebrating Ellington, Moonsongs, Just A Lucky So And So, Cloudburst, Circus!, Melodrama!, Vaudeville!, Mystery!, Eastern Prayers, Western Prayers, Vol. 1 & 2, Thoreau, Vol. 1 & 2

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“Energetic” -- The Stranger
“Sexy” -- Bainbridge Review
“Frenzied” -- Victory Music
“Blues-By-Rachmaninov” -- Cadence

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FILMS: The Blind Side, Warm Bodies, Atlas Shrugged, Furry Vengeance, The Wrong Guy, Battlefield Earth, Eloise At The Plaza, Eloise At Christmastime, First Daughter, King Arthur, Sea Of Dreams, Finding Home, Dennis The Menace Strikes Again, The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, The Grudge 2 (with) Sandra Bullock, John Travolta, Julie Andrews, John Malkovich, Brendan Fraser, Forest Whitaker, Kathy Bates, Michael Keaton, Brooke Shields, Dick Van Dyke, Tim McGraw, Genevieve Bujold, Louise Fletcher, Sonia Braga, Katie Holmes, Clive Owens, Kids In The Hall (composers) Carter Burwell, Michael Kamen, Christopher Young, Graeme Revell, Bruce Broughton, Cliff Eidelman, Luis Bacalov, Elia Cmiral, Joseph Conlan, Lawrence Shragge, Marco Beltrami (sessions for) Disney, Warner Brothers, MGM, Touchstone, New Line Pictures, Handmade Films, ABC, Lions Gate Entertainment, Summit Entertainment, Alcon Entertainment, Del Mar Films, Success Films, Clear Star Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures

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“Impressive” -- Sound Choice
“Hook-Filled” -- Sound Choice

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TELEVISION: Days Of Our Lives, The Miracle Strip, The Seattle-Tacoma Interurban Railway, Pioneers In Aviation, Sun Microsystems, The Day Elvis Met Nixon, The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (for) NBC, PBS, KCTS, Seattle Channel

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“Heartily Recommended” -- Heartsong Review
“Heartily Recommended” -- Missing Link

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COMPOSER: David’s catalogue includes 5 orchestral works, 4 large-scale choral works, over 200 chamber pieces, over 200 solo instrumental pieces, and over 1500 art songs. He has also written 5 musicals, and 17 film scores. David has been Composer-In-Residence with both the 80-piece Northwest Symphony Orchestra and the 100-voice Bainbridge Chorale. He has also been Composer-In-Residence with both the Highline and Bainbridge Island public school districts. He is Past-Vice President of the Washington Composers Forum and is a frequent contributor to the Seattle Composers Salons.

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“Critic’s Choice” -- The Stranger
“Critic’s Choice” -- The Weekly
“Critic’s Choice” -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Critic’s Choice” -- Seattle Times

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MAJOR WORKS: (orchestral and choral) The March Macabre, The Breakfast Table, Blue Nocturne, Psalm 23 (songbooks) D.H. Lawrence, Walt Whitman, Carl Sandburg, Emily Dickinson, e.e. cummings, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Ogden Nash, James Thurber, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Theodore Roethke, Raymond Carver (musicals and dance theater) Only A Dream Away, Sometime’s It’s Magic, Gaping Generations And Gunshot Wounds, Blue Nocturne, The Ballad Of Nomad Blue

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“Zesty” -- The News Tribune
“Graceful” -- Option
“Moody” -- Missing Link
“Romantic” -- The Weekly
“Unmistakable Passion” -- Bainbridge Review

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WORKS PERFORMED BY: Kronos Quartet, USC Symphony, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Bainbridge Chorale, Northwoods Wind Quintet, Seattle Chamber Players, Musicians Accord, Annex Theater, Abbey Theater, Foundation Theater Co-op., Circle X Theater, Hoover Street Music Company, Metropolitan String Quartet, Four Winds Quartet, Ensemble a Corda, Trio Presto, The Dave Mesler Group, a variety of performers and ensembles at USC, UCLA, Cal Arts, the University of Redlands, and the University of Washington, and members of the Seattle Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic (in) The United States, Canada, Korea, Japan, and Russia

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“Intelligent” -- Heartsong Review
“Sophisticated” -- Victory Music
“Accomplished” -- The New Times
“Beautiful” -- Missing Link

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TEACHER: David is currently on the music faculty of Seattle Central Community College where he teaches piano, voice, composition, and songwriting, and conducts The Performance Experience class. David’s students have gone on to pursue music careers in Prague, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Korea, China, Switzerland, Sweden, and in many of the United States.

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“Inspired” -- Duplex Planet
“Whimsical” -- Sound Choice
“Sinuous Twining” -- Bainbridge Review
“An Artist To The Bone” -- The Collegian

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EDUCATION AND AWARDS: David received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the
Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, where he garnered high praise from concert composers Jim Hopkins, Morton Lauridsen, Rick Lesemann, and Donald Crockett, as well as film composers David Raksin, Christopher Young, and Academy Award-winning film composers Elmer Bernstein, Buddy Baker and Jerry Goldsmith. Graduating Magna Cum Laude, David won numerous awards and scholarships including a Full-Tuition Scholarship, the USC Presidential Scholarship, the Pemco Foundation Scholarship, the Peter David Faith Memorial Award, the English Departmental Award, the Harry Warren Scholarship for Excellence in Scoring Motion Pictures and Television, and the USC Theory and Composition Departmental Award for Outstanding Composer and Contribution to the School of Music.

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“Dreamy” – Victory Music
“Ironic” – Sound Choice
“Intense” – The New Times
“Earthy” – Bainbridge Review

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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: David is a member of the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC), the Golden Key Honor Society, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Professional Musicians—Local 47 (Los Angeles), Professional Musicians—Local 76-493 (Seattle), and the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL).

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“Evocative” -- Sound Choice
“Autumnal Nostalgia” -- Heartsong Review
“Richly Colored” -- Victory Music
“Excellent” -- Missing Link

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DAVID'S THANKS GO OUT TO: Family and friends for their understanding, love and support; teachers and mentors for their inspiring influences; favorite composers and musicians for their endlessly intriguing body of work; and students and colleagues at SCCC.

DAVID'S SPECIAL THANKS GO OUT TO: Jocelyne Scott, Nathan Scott, Nicholas Scott, John Sundsten, Jim Hopkins, Kenneth Ernst, Barbara Moneymaker, Morton Lauridsen, Elmer Bernstein, Christopher Young, Buddy Baker, Jerry Goldsmith, Milt Larsen, Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman, Jan MacDonald, Troy Skubitz, Annemarie Guzy, Gerard Schwarz, Samuel Jones, Larry Feder, Linda Bonomi, Kit Herrod, Shelley Kuni, Jared Erlandson, Jan Oppelaar, Rosetta Hunter, Brian Kirk, Jim Cauter, Anthony Spain, Audrey Wright, Karen Rice, Julie Reed, George Shangrow, Scott Spain, David Harrington, Alan and Hinako Hovhaness, David Sabee, Simon James, Michael Nicolella, Ellen Finn, Mike Dennis, Barbara Hume, Kelly Hume, Pip McCaslin, Julia, Dan, Gary, and Scott, and SMPTV friends from USC.

FOR GOD'S GLORY.

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“Mesler’s playing is as much influenced by modern classical composers as by jazz greats.” -- Earshot Jazz

“Mesler uses a variety of musical styles -- jazz, new music, classical -- to express a decidedly romantic theme. His works are fresh, sophisticated, and richly textured.” -- Missing Link

“Mesler is obviously quite an accomplished writer and pianist, but his greatest strength may be his ability to shift styles and moods. He is equally adept at playing intense classically-inspired pieces and then different styles of jazz. True music lovers will be hard pressed to not find something enjoyable.” -- The New Times

“Mesler’s piano riffs at times are stunning, played in a frenzied passion. Other times he plunks away on the keys, bemoaning past loves with an appropriately raspy voice. The music commands attention. Powerful.” -- Victory Music

“Blues-by-Rachmaninov . . . Rhapsodic Sturm and Drang . . . It’s like watching a Film Noir Movie without getting the drift of its plot. I was expecting the chandeliers to fall!” – Cadence


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