QuietMelodies is now open!

15 06 2009

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As many of you might already know, the new portal is finally open!!!!!  I am so sorry that it has taken so long to happen, but I do hope you find it worth the wait.  Some of the new features you will be able to enjoy are being able to message any member & being able to post your own favorites.  There will also be a forum added so that requests and such can be made there.  Eventually hope to in essence mirror this blog there and of course have new content available.  The new music available should be substantially more than here as there will be multiple people posting =-).  Please stop by and join your NEW home for QuietMusic – www.quietmelodies.com!

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Steve Haun – Collage

1 04 2009

cover1Steve Haun – Collage
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 55:43 min | 1995 | 131 MB | 10% Recovery Record

This CD will capture your soul from track number one up to the last one. I purchased this way back in 1993 and until now, I listened to it. Highlights includes: BREAKING AWAY, RETURNING HOME, SONG FOR ANN, and much much more. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! It features Nelson Rangell on sax and flute.

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Steve Haun – Victory: Music Of The Bolder Boulder

1 04 2009

coverSteve Haun – Victory: Music Of The Bolder Boulder
MP3 @ 192 Kbps VBR | 59:39 min | 1992 | 98.8 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Musically energetic, driving, pulsating rhythms and testosterone dripping from the cover! Perhaps that last example is a bit extreme. Nonetheless, this CD rocks with what I call VICTORIOUS MUSIC. Few songs covey success or victory but this CD is packed with them! Put this on when on your way to run, walk-a-thon or even a power lunch or board meeting. You will go into “the race” at least mentally miles ahead of your opponent without even having to break a sweat. Usually not much of a sax man, myself, but this collaboration came out sweetly and does A LOT to add to the overall energy of the album! 5 Stars!

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Steve Haun – Inside The Sky

18 03 2009

600x6006Steve Haun – Inside The Sky
MP3 @ 192 Kbps VBR | 48:10 min | 1998 | 65.1 MB | 10% Recovery Record

His music is a combination of various contemporary soft instruments, including the piano, synthesizer, flute, clarinet, etc. I listen to Steve’s music to get my R&R; rest and relaxation; his music conjures up feeling of hope and resolution and peace. As a friend during his high school days, I recall this gifted person share his life experience through his music as a gift. This is a musical testament to the effects of being brought up in one of the most beautiful enclaves of natural beauty (Boulder, Colorado) and human society’s participation in it; his music is a reflection of that participation; a gifted artist shares his heart to the world.  (MusicMad – Hope this brings a smile to your face!)

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Steve Haun – Midnight Echoes

16 03 2009

600x6004Steve Haun – Midnight Echoes
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 1:01:05 min | 1992 | 133 MB | 10% Recovery Record

This album is a mix of New Age, Jazz, and Orchestra. The music always sounds fresh! I have all his albums except “Spirit of ’96′” and this is his best! Many people have heard this album and asked what it was, I believe they wanted to buy it for themselves. Steve mixes various instruments together to add texture, harmony, and even exitement to his music. This album includes musicians playing flute, piccolo, saxaphone, guitar, drums, and percussion. Featured as well is the Denver Symphony Orchestra. Tracks #1 and #2 are melodic and beautiful, with enough percussion to create a moderate tempo. Track #5 is more upbeat, with thunder mixed in for texture. Track #8 is jazzy, with predominant guitar and expressive saxaphone color. Track #’s 10,11,12 are pieces including the Denver Symphony Orchestra. If you want to add interest and excitement to your music collection, this purely instrumental album is one you should aquire!

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Steve Haun – Impressions of the Rocky Mountains II

16 03 2009

steve-haun-impressions-of-the-rockySteve Haun – Impressions of the Rocky Mountains II
MP3 @ 225 Kbps VBR | 1:13:20 min | 2003 | 124 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Music With Nature Series™ Impressions of the Rocky Mountains I and II “The best-selling recordings throughout Rocky Mountain National Park” His majestic and uplifting musical themes have inspired listeners all over the world during the coverage of major sporting events, including highlights of the great Michael Jordan, the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and the 1992 Summer Olympic Games (and is cited in the book, 100 Years of Olympic Music, Music and Musicians of the Modern Olympic Games 1896-1996 by William K. Guegold, Ph.D.). His award-nominated nine albums to date have reached the Top 20 on national radio charts and Billboard retail charts. He is even revealed in the acclaimed book, A History of Rocky Music by Piero Scaruffi. Denver – born Steve notes, “as a two-year-old child, I used to sit underneath my father’s desk while he worked as an architect. He always listened to classical music and I remember hearing Mozart, Bach and Chopin to name just a few. Both my mother and father play the piano as well as my brother, Dave. My mother is a music teacher in the public schools and a piano teacher as well. I remember someone always playing our Steinway Grand, singing & humming around the house or hearing music from the stereo.” Steve began taking violin and piano lessons at the age of five; but, like many young students, his interest piqued as he remembers “hating to practice more than anything.” Yet his talent was sufficiently developed for him to win first place at age six in a composition contest sponsored by the College of Music at the University of Kansas. Steve continued to study the piano for several more years, then focusing on the violin “seriously” until the age of 15 or so. I then thought it wasn’t cool anymore; sports and girls were now my big interests.” Along the way, he continued to win competitions and scholarships, including the Boulder Philharmonic Young Artist’s Competition and a music scholarship to the University of Colorado. Haun holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Certificate in Music Technology from the University of Colorado and a Master of Music in Theory and Composition from the University of Northern Colorado, noting “I play violin, piano and a variety of keyboards. These last are my favorite instruments because of the number of different sounds that are possible. It’s wonderful to have a virtual symphony orchestra at my fingertips!” Considering his achievements, it is a bit surprising that Steve does not consider himself “a very good pianist. In fact, I have music in my head that I can’t play, which is why the use of the computer and a sequencer is such a valuable compositional tool for me. I do, however, feel that I play very musically and, at times, emotionally. I think these attributes show up on my recordings to the extent that many people think I am a better pianist than I do… I do, however, feel that I am definitely getting better all the time.”

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Steve Haun – Impressions of the Rocky Mountains

16 03 2009

stevehaun-impressionsoftherockySteve Haun – Impressions of the Rocky Mountains
MP3 @ 192 Kbps VBR | 1:17:00 min | 2003 | 127 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Unlike a lot of new age-oriented musicians who create a musical tribute to nature based on a glorious visit, composer/keyboardist Haun grew up near Boulder, CO, and knows his Rockies intimately. Not only does his awe for the sweeping landscape shine through with magnificently melodic piano and keyboard expressions that build into majestic orchestral passion statements, but he lends a more natural touch of authenticity by including actual nature sounds after each musical track. Between “Visions of Paradise” and “Gateway to Grandeur,” for instance, he inserts a soundscape with forest ambience and a distant canyon wind. He follows the gentle piano solo “Simple Abundance” with water sounds like a babbling brook and distant waterfall. It’s almost as if he’s giving the listener his own interpretation of the landscape, then letting the listener experience the scene as his ears first heard it. The average ear or stereo system might not detect it, but both series of sounds are processed using !Wave Dance Spatial Audio Technology, providing a true three-dimensional journey. So listen closely. A number of great string orchestra players help Haun achieve his visions, and fellow Coloradoan Nelson Rangell’s flute adds a feeling of flight to “Visions of Paradise” and “Gateway to Grandeur.” Bob Rebholz’ pennywhistle is used on one of the nature tracks to create a call-of-the-wild effect, and on the subsequent musical track “Peak to Peak” to dramatic effect.

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