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. I hope this album will do the same for the listener.
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.
Advance reviews for Bella include "...extremely well done...each track tells a story... very emotionally moving" (Sherry Finzer); "...beautiful & angelic" (Dyan Garris); "...such a great composition... musical magic" (Steve Sheppard).
For Bella’s cover art, I chose a striking portrait of a little girl praying by 19th-century Italian artist Roberto Ferruzzi. No one except the long-departed 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 desired that the album would reflect 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' theme from a current Omega watch TV commercial, Smiling.