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Sleepthief – Afterthoughts

A beautiful piece of music from Sleepthief: Afterthoughts featuring vocalist Lauren Edman. Heavenly . . . . .  Ethereal . . . . . (Featured image by James L. Patterson)

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Sleepthief – Sublunar (Sweet Angel)

Sleepthief – Sublunar (Sweet Angel) Probably my favorite female vocalist for ethereal/dream-pop/angelic/trance-type music, Kristy Thirsk. Hauntingly beautiful (as is all of her music with Sleepthief, Delerium, Balligomingo, and Conjure One). (Featured image by James L. Patterson)

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Paul Cardall – Life and Death

Such a moving and melancholy song.  So wonderfully written and performed. The piano and strings are incredible!  It’s a piece I’d like to have played at my funeral. (Featured image by Debbie D. Patterson)

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Two Steps From Hell – Heart of Courage

Powerful. Inspiring. Epic. Invincible! I was surprised to hear this being played in the opening video montage at recent University of Louisville football games.  I had heard it numerous times previously on my Pandora shuffle of Delerium, Blue Stone, Sleepthief & Conjure One.  It’s composed by Thomas J. Bergerson and has  been used in numerous film trailers, television shows and advertisements.  This song gives me chills; moves me; envelopes me.  It makes me feel like …

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Clannad – I Will Find You

Such a gorgeous song. I only wished they would have somehow woven the entire thing into the movie The Last of the Mohicans. It still was moving, as is the movie. (Featured image by Anne-marie Ridderhof from Pixabay)

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James Todd – Quiet Beauty

The beauty of music . . . . I love to shuffle the following groups on Pandora: Delerium Blue Stone Sleepthief Conjure One I get the most beautiful array of music to listen to in the car to and from work.  I also like to jump to other stations as well:  Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban, Yanni, Claude Debussy, Sara McLaclan. They’re all satiating to my soul . . . . whether it resonates to me …

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What Encompasses “Beauty & Aesthetics?”

This category could hold SO much! For me it denotes those things on this earth and in my life that evoke a deep appreciation and attraction; a soulful resonance within me. It could range from . . . . as simple as making a detailed and appreciative observance of a blooming flower, tiny insect, attractive landscape garden, or as soul-touching as a beautiful piece of music, a particularly attractive work of art, a beautiful person, …

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