Fiona Joy Hawkins | Portrait of a Waterfall

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Portrait of a Waterfall

by Fiona Joy Hawkins

Fiona Joy Hawkins: Portrait of a Waterfall has been described as 'music to dream to'. Stunning original romantic piano that lifts the spirit yet soothes the soul, #1 NAR World Radio Charts 2005.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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1. Escarpment Dreaming
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2. View From My Studio
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3. Portrait of a Waterfall
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4. Opus Rain: 1st Movement 'through Cloud'
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5. 2nd Movement 'Rain'
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6. 3rd Movement 'The Ascent'
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7. Prelude to a Landscape
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8. A Winter Morning
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9. Improvisation
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10. Ciney's Theme (Wedding March)
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11. For The Roses
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12. Portrait of a Waterfall Reprise
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Fiona Joy Hawkins\' piano has been described as \'music to dream to\'and debuted at #1 on the New Age Reporter World Radio Charts for Nov 05 where it has had continued success as a top ranking album. Her CD was a finalist along with George Winston and David Nevue in the NAR Lifestyle Music Awards for Best Instrumental Piano Album (which she won in 2006 with Angel Above my Piano).

Portrait of a Waterfall, features piano with orchestration, Portrait of a Waterfall calms the mind and yet allows it\'s listener to become lost in the beauty of thematic melodies. This album demonstrates stunning piano and orchestration that lifts the spirit yet soothes the soul.

Classically trained as a pianist, Fiona has been writing music since childhood. Her work is thematic and melodic. With a keen eye on film she has always been interested in creating music that tells a story.

Portrait of a Waterfall is the first album by Fiona Joy and precedes Angel Above my Piano, ICE - Piano Slightly Chilled, Blue Dream, LIVE at the Q, Sensual Journeys, 600 Years in a Moment and Signature (due 2015)

www.youtube.com/fionajoy or goto www.fionajoy.com and contact via orders@littlehartleymusic.com.au For PR contact Beth Hilton at bethhilton@thebcompany.com


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Paris Hilton

The cure for the 9 to 5 day.... New age stress reduction at its best
THE CURE FOR THE 9 TO 5 DAY.....New Age stress reduction at its best....You are sure to feel better for this experience..Perhaps music does heal...These are soothing melodic instrumentals that relax and allow room for thought and introspection but do not demand it. You can not listen to this music and not just feel the stress fall away. Take 2 songs and call me in the morning...

mark

portrait of a waterfall
I heard a piece on Lucky seven on-line radio, was impressed and went searching. I found your site, listened to the samples and thought this is good company to drive home with or to play in the background at home or indeed anywhere.

Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"Portrait of a Waterfall" is the debut recording of one of my favorite artists, Fiona Joy Hawkins. For some reason, this album never made it to my hands until Fiona was here last month to perform Two Grand I’m Yours with Trysette and I mentioned that I’d never heard it. So, now it’s time to correct this situation with a review! Quite often it can be a revelation to go back to an artist’s first album and hear how far he or she has progressed over the years. The main thing that has changed in Fiona’s case is the quality of her piano and the use of live musicians rather than keyboard accompaniment. Several of the twelve pieces on this album have evolved over the years with different arrangements and even a variety of titles, so it’s fun to hear how they were originally unveiled to the world.

The album opens with “Escarpment Dreaming,” a piece Hawkins composed when she was fourteen. Poignant and a little mysterious, it’s a lovely beginning! “View From My Studio” is a Fiona classic that really caught my attention on her 2007 album Ice: Piano Slightly Chilled. I really love this one! The title track is also a classic and has really benefited from the use of live musicians rather than “canned” strings. “Opus Rain” is a three-movement piece that is absolutely gorgeous. The first movement, “Through Cloud” is ambient and ethereal. The second movement, simply title “Rain” is another classic and I love every version of it I’ve ever heard. The third movement, “The Ascent,” is flowing and graceful with piano and strings. “Prelude to a Landscape” is a piece composed to describe an abstract landscape painting. As a painter herself, Fiona obviously understands the sounds of colors and shapes and makes this a very compelling piece. “A Winter Morning” is another all-time favorite that has evolved over the years. It’s just as effective in its 2004 version, but I love all the changes it’s been through as well. “Ciney’s Theme (Wedding March)” is a lovely piece composed for a friend’s wedding. Fiona composed “For the Roses” when she was twelve, and the song was played at her grandmother’s funeral - a very touching and emotional tribute to a beloved grandma.

If you missed "Portrait of a Waterfall" the first time around, check it out. Recommended!

wayde wilkinson

i can't stop listening to this album
i can't stop listening to this album - it is beautiful, it is making me feel emotional - help - i'm a bloke!

Sue Wilhelm

I love this in my work as a massage therapist.
The music is beautiful. I use the cd in my work as a massage therapist. It is relaxing for the clients and the flow of the melodies helps me to connect with my clients and enjoy the moment. The music also reminds me of music I used to make up on the piano when I was younger. I love it.

ronald Horne

All I can say is "WOW'
All I can say is "WOW", I received your cd and was truly moved, your style of music really lifted me mentally & physically, just incredible! thank you for such magical music - it truly has what I believe to be - Healing Properties!

Mike Fenwick

You have a very rare and unique creative talent!
You have a very rare and unique creative talent. This was far far more than a conversation between you and the piano, I was invited to sit beside you, as you let me see and share in your world, and I sat totally enthralled thoughout. Tenderness, drama, vision ... and above all these I heard and felt love being expressed. Thank you Fiona Joy Hawkins for such wonderful music.

Dick Sadler

Exceptional background orchestration blend.
What does Ms. Hawkins need do to separate herself from the plethora of very skilled pianists out there? She needs to continue doing what she already has done with this exceptional album. The key element is the very skillful blending of background orchestration with her presentation. This is always a difficult balance to achieve. The orchestration does not supplant nor interfere, but rather is there to augment the skills of this pianist extra ordinaire. Do your drums, (ear drums that is) a favor, and listen to this exceptionally well done album.