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.
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