Hopes & Dreams


Hopes & Dreams


Listen to excerpts from “Hopes & Dreams”

1. Earth & Sky 7:03
2. Living in Love 8:15
3. Dreamdance 6:51
4. Circle the Sun 5:26
5. Bamboo Morning 4:02
6. Soliliquoy 4:42
7. Sea March 5:32
8. Home 5:47
9. Interlude 6:21
10. Natural World 4:57

Total running time 59:03

This album was created when I was spending a lot of time developing a music program at City of Hope Cancer Center. Part of the program is teaching patients and staff to play the harp. The other part is actually going into the wings, the chemotherapy rooms, the new patient areas and the ICU, and simply playing my harp. I sit for hours and just let the music float around the rooms.  It is there that I pass the time writing some lullabies for the soul. This new music has been useful in comforting the patients, and the staff loves hearing this music, so I decided to make a record of the melodies written while playing for them. Since so much of my live playing is improvisation, I can write and change things and try things, and I’m actually writing as I go. If I love a melody I will incorporate it into the piece over and over until I remember it each time.

“Hopes & Dreams” is a very mellow record, and somehow uplifting too. For those of you who favored “Love & Peace” and “Moonsongs” you will feel the same about this. I hope you will find it a comfort as well. This recording was also my highest charting album, reaching #6 on the Billboard New Age Music charts.