BELLA (2021 album)

(Greenville, SC – 6/1/21) – I am so pleased to announce the release of Bella, my 7th album since 2014. The songs of Bella became an oasis of beauty & peace for me during nearly 5 months of production. May the music of Bella do the same for you. 

CLICK HERE TO HEAR BELLA'S SONGS! Bella is available now for downloads &/or streaming from Amazon, Apple/iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, Deezer & all major digital outlets, with CDs available from Amazon.

 "Bella is timeless... enchanting." - Janet Mawdesley, Blue Wolf Reviews (Australia); "A graceful and stunningly beautiful album... one of Rick's best to date." - Kathy Parsons,;  "Musical magic... innocence, charm and kindness." - Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio (Cyprus);  "Very healing... a gentle, angelic call for peace." - Dyan Garris, Zone Music Reporter; "An amazing oasis of peace & beauty - make Bella the soundtrack to your Summer 2021." - Pat Marino, Sunset Cruise Show #533 (June '21), NYC. 

Bella’s cover art is a striking 19th-century portrait of a little girl praying, by Italian artist Roberto Ferruzzi. No one except the artist knows who the girl was, but her beautiful (bella) countenance was my continuing inspiration for the album. In my mind, she could only be “Bella.”  

I am thankful to have found such lovely inspiration for Bella's music. I very much desire that the album reflects her beauty and the hope contained in her prayers. 

Bella features 10 piano-based songs of transcendent beauty and peace, weaving together a tapestry of piano, strings, flute and angelic voices. It includes 7 new originals as well as covers of Paul McCartney's My Valentine, classical composer Anton Dvorak's Going Home, and H. Gregson-Williams' Smiling.

CHRISTMAS NIGHT (2020 album)

"Favorite carols of Christmas in classical settings of quiet beauty"


"A must-have for this season and all those to come." - Dyan Garris, Zone Music Reporter

"A superb holiday and rewarding...inspired...thoroughly enjoyable." -BT Fasmer, New Age Music Guide

Featuring beloved traditional carols in classical settings of quiet beauty, Christmas Night sparkles with neoclassical strings, flute, bells, piano and angelic voices. It is "the perfect companion for fireside dreams in December."

Christmas Night is available at Amazon, Apple iTunes, Deezer, Spotify and a host of other digital outlets.

Click on our CHRISTMAS NIGHT PAGE for song samples & links to digital outlets. THANKS!

Little Flower (2020 single)

Little Flower is the 3rd & final single from Rick's 2019 album, Hushabye.

The song is a gentle piano theme inspired by a vintage photo of a beautiful little girl holding daisies. It features Rick's gentle, lyrical piano, framed by strings & quiet voices.

"Open and uncluttered - the simple melody is hypnotic." - Kathy Parsons,

Little Flower is available at Amazon, Apple Music/iTunes, Deezer, Spotify and a host of other digital outlets.

Check out our LITTLE FLOWER PAGE to sample the song & link to digital outlets. THANKS!

Dreams of Peace: The Very Best of Rick Sparks (2019 album)

Dreams of Peace: The Very Best of Rick Sparks on iTunes/Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify & other leading digital outlets.

Dreams of Peace features Rick's choice of favorite songs from his 5 quiet-music albums since 2014. Dreams of Peace is a transcendent collection of Rick's best songs, over one hour of music designed to replenish your spirit with beauty & peace. 


Hushabye (2019)

Hushabye is Rick Sparks' most peaceful album yet, a tapestry of strings, piano, flute & angelic voices that will replenish your spirit with tranquility and beauty.


(Greenville, SC – 6/11/19) Pianist and composer Rick Sparks is well-known to fans of new-age and neo-classical music for his trademark peaceful, melodic songs featuring piano layered with stunning string arrangements, augmented with soft angelic voices with wordless vocalizations. This combination is perfect for his latest album, Hushabye, created to help listeners with relaxation, meditation and sleep.

The wordless vocals on Hushabye were prompted in part by Rick’s love of Brian Wilson’s vocal arrangements with the Beach Boys. According to Rick, “Brian always said he used three-part vocal harmonies because to his ear, it 'sounded like angels.' I took that to heart by using angelic-sounding voices singing multi-part harmonies." The voices on Hushabye might also recall the pure tones of an English boys’ choir.

Hushabye contains nine new original tunes, along with his instrumental arrangements of the million-selling pop hit “Love Can Make You Happy” by the 1960’s group Mercy, as well as the classic children’s hymn “Jesus Loves Me.” In addition to piano, strings and voices, the music also includes the sounds of a flute. Piano is Sparks’ featured instrument, but he is an adept arranger who uses synthesizer to give his music layers, textures, colors and additional depth.

Since 2014, Rick’s recordings have received airplay on hundreds of broadcast and online radio stations around the world, including SiriusXM’s Spa channel and NPR public radio stations throughout the U.S.


Half Moon Bay (2018)

"One of the standout albums of 2018 - exceptional." - Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio

#4 album on ZMR's September 2018 Top-100 radio airplay chart 

Half Moon Bay will take you to the water's edge on a warm summer evening.

"Like putting the sails down on a sailboat or catamaran out on the ocean, slinging a hammock from the masts, and taking a nice long rest. You really hit the sweet spot with this one." - Randall Davis, The Creative Service Company & former national marketing director at Capitol-EMI Records.

Inspired by the musical legacy of legendary artist/composer Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Half Moon Bay contains 7 gorgeous originals by Rick and 3 Brian Wilson covers.

"Summer chill music of the highest order."

"Perfect lay-back music for your favorite beach-read."

Digital downloads & CDs available from Amazon, iTunes & other leading music outlets.


Nightfall London (2017)

"Nightfall London must be ranked as one of the best new-age albums I've heard this year - stunning." - Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio

Nominated by One World Music Awards & Zone Music Reporter as 2017's "Best Piano Album w. Instrumentation" & ZMR's "Album of the Year!"

Now available - the gorgeous night music of Nightfall London. 

CDs & downloads available from Amazon & iTunes.

"Highly recommended." - Wisconsin Bookwatch

"Simply pretty - and utterly devastating." - Mark S. Tucker

"Overflows with hope, faith & peace.” – Kathy Parsons,

Nightfall London's lovely melodic music features quiet piano, gentle strings & ethereal voices. With nine new original songs plus a timeless English Christmas classic, Nightfall London is sure to replenish your spirit.

Click HERE to listen to the audio review of Nightfall London from Steve Sheppard at One World Music Radio!


Matilda's Flowers (2016)

Matilda's Flowers, is an album of sweet, poignant songs inspired by "the 1912 girl named Matilda." Featuring 7 piano originals plus a lovely arrangement of Sting's Fields of Gold & two timeless hymns, Matilda's Flowers will take you to a place of peace and quiet renewal.


"Simple yet wonderful sonic experiences that remind us of how timeless music can be. I'm highly impressed with his gentle, yet emotionally filling touch on the keyboards, and the sonics he weaves together." -Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation

"Exquisite - highly recommended." -Mark Maxwell Abushady, Creations Magazine, NYC

Matilda's Flowers is available at Amazon, iTunes & other leading ditigal outlets.


Endless (2014)

"Gorgeous arrangements - simple elegance. I love the pace and feel - you captured the magic of the songs!" -Bill Leslie, winner 2014 World Radio Album of the Year.

"It's a beauty from the stunning cover artwork to every note of the music...if you are looking for some quiet, heartfelt piano music, be sure to check this one out! Recommended!" -Kathy Parsons,

"An album full of grace, beauty, and spiritual inspiration." -Michael Diamond, Music and Media Focus.

"Endless is, to me, one of the top albums of 2014, which is saying a lot because there was a lot of great music released this year... fantastic music... gorgeous graphics, flawless production and virtuoso performance." -Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire 

Endless is available for purchase at Amazon, iTunes & other leading digital outlets.