What Child Is This (single)

Rick Sparks

Rick's lovely neoclassical recording of the beloved Christmas carol, "What Child Is This'" (Greensleeves).

I love the traditional music of Christmas, so full of joy, hope & peace as the world celebrates the birth of the Christ child. I'm happy to release the single, What Child Is This, one of my very favorite Christmas hymns. It evokes serenity and a beautiful sense of mystery that, for me, is an integral part of the season. Enjoy this advance release from my 2020 Christmas album, to be released next fall.

Quiet, melodic songs full of hope, faith & peace are what my music is all about. I'm grateful to our friends at SiriusXM for airing music on their Spa & Escape channels from my 6 quiet-music albums since 2014.

You can also hear my music on National Public Radio in the U.S., Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, Alexa and dozens of other streaming outlets, including One World Music Radio in Europe, Sleep Radio in New Zealand, Peaceful Radio in the Netherlands and Ràdio Despí in Barcelona, Spain. My songs also air just about every hour on “The Cove,” my quiet-music station on Live365.com.

Please visit my artist website (RickSparksMusic.net) & check out my music news page with updates on my recordings, including chart reports & album reviews. You’ll also find my piano sheet music collection of some of my best songs, professionally transcribed note-for-note as I recorded them.

My main inspiration comes from my faith in Jesus Christ. He is the master musician, the creator of all things bright & beautiful, and the source of peace which fills my life & music through His mercy & grace.

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Dreams of Peace: The Very Best of Rick Sparks

Rick Sparks

The very best of Rick Sparks' music. Replenish your spirit with beauty & peace. "Music that feeds the soul." -Michael Diamond, Music & Media Focus "Exquisite...highly recommended." -Mark Maxwell Abushady, Creations Magazine NYC

Dreams of Peace is, literally, my dream album, over 1 hour of my very best songs from all 5 of my quiet-music albums since 2014. It's my special privilege to release these lovely songs in one transcendent collection designed to replenish your spirit with beauty & peace. Blessings - Rick

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Hushabye

Rick Sparks

Peaceful angelic lullabies for relaxing, meditating & dreaming. "Terrific" -Sleep Radio, New Zealand "Gorgeous...wonderful." -Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com "A stunning album." -Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio

AVAILABLE NOW! Hushabye (2019) is Rick Sparks' new album of peaceful instrumental lullabies, perfect for relaxing, meditating and dreaming. The collection of 9 originals & 2 covers is full of lovely strings, piano, flute & angelic voices weaving a tapestry of beautiful melodies and peaceful harmonies. Gently wind down your day with Hushabye.

Rick Sparks is an ASCAP pianist and composer whose quiet-music albums are currently heard on broadcast & digital outlets worldwide, including SiriusXM's Spa & Escape channels, Sleep Radio, Spotify, iTunes, One World Music Radio (Europe's largest online radio outlet), Live365's The Cove, and many NPR and public radio stations in the U.S.

PRAISE FOR RICK SPARKS' MUSIC: "Dreamy & refreshing, an absolute delight." -Blue Wolf Reviews, Australia "A great way to unwind with piano-based music that overflows with hope, faith, and peace. Highly recommended! -Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com "A treasure for relaxation, meditation, or inspiration - highly recommended." -James Cox, Midwest Book Review "Sensual, warm and uplifting music for the soul. Recommended!" -Evelyn Rysdyk, Spirit Passages "Angelic choral work and beautiful synthesizer patches - as transcendent as early Moody Blues." -Mark S.Tucker, Veritas Vampirus "Clean and sure piano augmented to great effect by synthesized strings and vocals, always in tasteful balance to his star-turn piano playing." -Mark Maxwell Abushady, Creations Magazine NYC "Gorgeous graphics, flawless production, virtuoso performance." -Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire

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Auld Lang Syne (single)

Rick Sparks

Rick's lovely arrangement of the beloved Scottish end-of-year classic, featuring the original melody with bits of the more familiar tune as well.

Pianist/composer Rick Sparks' "quiet music to replenish your spirit" is heard on SiriusXM's Spa & Escape channels, NPR stations in the U.S. and hundreds of online and broadcast radio stations around the world. His 4 quiet music albums since 2014 have consistently charted in the Top-10 in worldwide airplay, as reported by Zone Music Reporter and Europe's One World Music Radio. Check out his latest music news, sample recordings and much more at ricksparksmusic.net.

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Half Moon Bay

Rick Sparks

4 on Zone Music Reporter's Sept. '18 Top-100 Radio Airplay Chart

"One of the standout albums of 2018 - exceptional." -One World Music Radio "Summer chill music of the highest order." "Perfect lay-back music for your favorite beach-read."

Let the quiet instrumentals of Half Moon Bay take you to the water's edge on a warm summer evening.

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

"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.

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Nightfall London

Rick Sparks

"One of the best new-age albums I have heard this year." -Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio. "Highly recommended." -Wisconsin Bookwatch. "Contemporary instrumental fans have a winner here." -Midwest Record.

Replenish your spirit with the quiet melodic night music of Nightfall London. "Clear and resonant piano without needing to overemphasize itself... simply pretty...and utterly devastating.” - Mark S. Tucker, Veritas Vampiras

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Matilda's Flowers

Rick Sparks

Sweet, poignant piano songs inspired by the 1912 girl named Matilda.

"Simple yet wonderful sonic experiences that remind us of how timeless music can be... gentle yet emotionally filling." -Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation

An album with deep emotional roots for Rick Sparks is his 2016 release, "Matilda's Flowers."

"Matilda was my grandmother," says Rick. "While I only knew her in her golden years, Matilda's faded 1912 engagement picture as an 18-year-old created a whole new personality for her that inspired me to record 'Matilda's Flowers.'"

"Matilda's Flowers" is an album of sweet, poignant songs featuring 7 piano originals plus a lovely arrangement of Sting's "Fields of Gold" & two timeless hymns. According to Rick, "I intend for these songs to take the listener to a place of peace and quiet renewal - they certainly do for me."

"Matilda's Flowers" is available for CD purchase or download at CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and Rick's website (www.ricksparksmusic.net).

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