Greg Starr | A Singular Point of Grace: Songs from the Guesthouse

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A Singular Point of Grace: Songs from the Guesthouse

by Greg Starr

Passionate and lyrical original solo piano music. Relaxing and engaging, stirring and romantic, a musical odyssey to many places of emotion and sentiment.
Genre: New Age: Solo Instrumental
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1. A Distant Shore
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2. Vernazza
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3. Umbrellas in the Rain
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4. Racing Uphill
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5. Three Place Settings: La Conner
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6. Three Place Settings: Kalaloche
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7. Three Place Settings: Cape Flattery
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8. An Imposition of Sorts
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9. Souvenirs
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10. Pas De Deux
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11. Cathedral
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12. Uncle Seamus
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13. Once in a Lifetime
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The first solo piano album from composer/pianist Greg Starr!

After the 2006 debut of the all-electronic Landscapes, Greg has returned to his roots as a pianist with an album of romantic, lyrical solo piano music that is relaxing and engaging, taking you on a musical journey that is stirring and passionate.

From a lineage of pianists that can be traced to Beethoven, Greg has had a long career in commercial music production. His clients have included the Library of Congress, Hal Leonard Corporation, Wisconsin Public Television, Lutheran Brotherhood, Milwaukee Opera Company, Milwaukee Children's Theater, and many others.

His performance credits include numerous solo and ensemble performances, including the Northwest Chamber Orchestra (Bach f-minor Keyboard Concerto), Orchestra of Central Washington University (Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No.2 in g minor), the Kenosha Symphony, Michael Drake and the No Tan Lines Band, Milwaukee Opera Company, Milwaukee Musical Theatre, Mr. Steve Allen, and several commercial pop and rock bands.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Greg currently lives in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains outside Tucson, Arizona.


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Kathy Parsons

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"A Singular Point of Grace: Songs From the Guesthouse" is the second release from Greg Starr, a life-long musician who has enjoyed a lengthy career in music production, writing and producing music for numerous clients including Wisconsin Public Television, Milwaukee Children’s Theater, the Library Of Congress, Lutheran Brotherhood, and Hal Leonard Corporation. A Singular Point of Grace is a collection of thirteen original piano solos created and performed with the goal of soothing and calming a frenzied world. Composed with an abundance of grace and charm, these solos are played with heartfelt expression and sincerity. A few are a bit more energetic, but this is mostly music to unwind and relax with.

"A Singular Point of Grace" begins with “A Distant Shore,” a dreamy piece overflowing with longing, wishing for something far out of reach. “Vernazza” is graceful and nostalgic. I love “Umbrellas In the Rain,” a bittersweet minor-key waltz presented in a theme and variations format. “Racing Uphill” is more energetic and made up of two main themes. The first has a very lively treble with the more serious melody in the bass. The second theme reverses it with a livelier bass pattern and the melody in the treble. The three-part “Three Place Settings” includes the titles “La Conner,” “ Kalaloche,” and “Cape Flattery.” Presented as a suite, each piece is quite different from the other. I especially like “Kalaloche,” with its beautifully flowing, peaceful mood. “An Imposition of Sorts” is another favorite. Melancholy and introspective, it comes from somewhere deep within, expressed with intense emotion. “Pas de Deux” is a graceful and elegant dance for two (usually ballet), and this piece makes it easy to visualize two bodies moving in perfect harmony. “Uncle Seamus” is a sweet and loving tribute with a Celtic flavor. “Once in a Lifetime” tells the story of a life-changing event and gently brings the album to a close.

"A Singular Point of Grace" is great music for driving, working, dinner music, and many other activities made even more enjoyable with quiet piano music in the background. Recommended!