Anne Trenning and Friends present “Beautiful Song”, a collection of original music by composer and pianist Anne Trenning, it also features cover selections from a multi-genre music spectrum.
Anne’s friends joining her on this album include; James Todd, Bill Leslie, John Magnie, Jeff Oster, Ciro Hurtado, Jane Brendle, David Meyer, Josh Daniel, Mark Schimick, and Rick Dior.
This vibrant and selective musical assemblage showcases the contributions of each featured artist alongside Anne’s emotionally resonant piano. “Beautiful Song” by Anne Trenning and Friends is Trenning’s fifth album to date and features a very impressive group of guest artists!
The eleven tracks are comprised of five original compositions by Trenning and six curated cover songs by Carlos Santana, Maurice Jarre, Neil Young and others. The album is a musical box of chocolates in that each piece is different from the others. Instrumentation and genre vary from piece to piece, but the title really does say it all and could easily be “Beautiful Songs”.
The CD includes a twelve-page booklet with beautiful photography and notes about each of the pieces.
Trenning collects old sheet music for the artwork on the cover pages and framed a piece that bears the same name as this one before playing the actual music. Left wondering what the original piece sounded like, she wrote a new one in as she imagined the old one, and this is it! Todd, Brendle, Meyer and Jennifer Dior contributed to this elegant creation.
Anne is known both for composing strong melodies, and for arranging memorable tunes in new ways. Trenning’s sound blends her classical training with her love of New Age, Gospel, Celtic, Jazz, Classic Rock, Folk and Americana. Her recordings feature solo piano pieces along with an assortment of selections where the piano is accompanied by other acoustic instruments such as Violin, Cello, Flute, Piccolo, Guitar, Bass, and Percussion.
“Beautiful Song” has a gorgeous mix of songs that are so appealing and so vibrant, this album will appeal to so many listeners as it’s certainly a refreshing approach to a superb piano instrumental album. Anne Trenning has always used personal experiences to create music that she hopes will resonate universally. Her compositions are often melodic portraits of challenges that she has faced in her own life.” She began exploring those emotional landscapes on her first album, Suite Tea. Highlights from this first offering include “Where Rivers Run,” “Days Gone By,” and a beautiful cover of Led Zeppelin’s “The Rain Song.”
Anne has always loved varied and diverse musical forms. Her early classical studies led her to appreciate Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy and Chopin. At the same time, she always loved listening to “just about anything on the radio.” A teenager in the eighties, she found herself drawn to classic rock and pop music from the previous decade, including Crosby Stills Nash and Young, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Steely Dan, The Guess Who, Elton John, The Allman Brothers, and Dan Fogelberg. Other artists of influence were Joni Mitchell, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Dolly Parton, and Emmylou Harris.
Folk and Americana are newer interests for Anne and they include such artists; Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Darrell Scott, Steve Earle, and Buddy and Julie Miller.
Her musical career took a dramatic turn when she began composing music. She didn’t even own a piano in the immediate years following her graduation from college, but after she purchased her first home, she inherited the family piano. After years of taking lessons, she suddenly found herself sitting at the piano without a set goal for her practicing. That’s when she began experimenting and creating her own music. As time went by Anne Trenning made a demo tape that she shared with best-selling New Age artist David Lanz, who said he liked her style, and gave her welcome encouragement, Anne Trenning’s career has never looked back!
Sensational Industry Reviews Include:
“Contemporary pianist and composer Anne Trenning combines the warmly familiar with the impassioned new on her latest offering, ‘Beautiful Song’, featuring Anne Trenning & Friends. Capturing the concepts of love and beauty and transmuting them into dulcet melodies seems to be her forte. Join Anne and her friends as they capture you and bring joy and peace into your life.” — RJ Lannan, Zone Music Reporter
“Every contributing artist adds their distinct touch and own layer of instrumentation to make Anne’s piano playing deeper and brighter… ‘Beautiful Song’ will hold you mesmerized from beginning to end.” — Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck, New Age Music Reviews
“Beautiful Song” is an album that just makes you feel good with gentle melodies and an uplifting spirit. It is Available Now and Highly Recommended!
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