The Innocence of Spring has been described as “beautiful, uplifting, joyful, sad, calm, relaxing, captivating, unique – contemporary solo piano music”.
I worked on this album for several years. It was originally inspired by a volume of poetry by Steve Ellis – “The Spring Collection“.
But musical projects always seem to morph into something other than the original plan. I started to see this as the first in a series of four season-inspired albums. I haven’t got around to writing an album for the other seasons!
I came across another poem called “Season of Glass” by Yoko Ono; it starts:
“spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence”
And so the title of this project became “The Innocence Of Spring” and I explored how I felt about Spring, and in particular about the springtime of life.
It follows on from the theme of my previous album – The Journey We All Make – which was inspired by thoughts and events in our lives. There are tracks on the new album that are similarly inspired by the people in my life.
One track was written for my grandson Joshua, and named by him:
Another track emerged from a piano meditation on the day that a very special friend passed away:
Other tracks are inspired by spring itself.
The Nimbus clouds on a spring day:
The Spring Equinox:
And Springs Farewell:
I hope you like it – and if you do, please add a review and listen to my previous albums! Thank you.