Original music for acoustic solo piano, by David Erskine. Recorded before an audience at the 1st Congregational Church of Berkeley, January 6, 1996 on a Hamburg C Steinway piano. Recorded by Scott Levitin. Additional pieces using synthesized orchestra. Released in 1997.
Sierra Passage, a suite of seven movements of solo piano music describing an imaginary journey through the mountains, inspired by Holst's The Planets. The CD of acoustic solo piano music is mounted in the inside back cover of a beautifully printed 6x9 inch booklet of drawings and poems, also by the composer's hand, available at www.cdbaby.com July 2008.
This synergic combination of music, poems and drawings constitute a unique and evocative expression of art. Early copies of the CD are autographed by the composer/artist.
The music, drawings and poems were composed in 1985, and released in 1986 on tape cassette. Now in 2008 the author has released the music for the first time in CD format, with the drawings more beautifully reproduced in booklet form than was possible in 1986. More Details
Janus Track available at CDbaby.com starting 5/14/10