Secret Garden – Hymn to Hope



White Stones CD – a beautiful, haunting melody, the tracks on White Stones feature the Irish whistle, Spanish guitar, Uilleann pipes and Violin.

Me & My
Secret Garden
You will find the answer

In my secret garden
You can find the answer
Of energy and mystery
For your own heart
In my secret garden
You can find the answer
Of energy and mystery
For your own heart

You will see what you like to see
In the land of mystery
Don´t think about terrible days
Only you and me in this crazy place
Be happy and enjoy yourself
Come on relax to this experimental sex
Feel my body smell my tears
Let`s have fun in the sun of our love

Looking back on the wasted years
Endless crying helpless tears
Memories, shadows on the wall
It´s the game of rise and fall
Who´s the one by my side
When emotions come out at night
Feel my body smell my tears
Let`s have fun in the sun of our love
You will find the answer


The Enchanted Forest by James Galway & Hiro Fujikake


The Enchanted Forest

The Enchanted Forest’ a musical composition by Japanese
composer/synthesist Hiro Fujiikake For this beautiful rendition of
The Enchanted Forest’ he accompanies world-famous classical
flautist Sir James Galway. Hiro Fujikake is a skilled musician who
draws heavily from the romantic and classical traditions of the West
as well as from the musical heritage of his native Japan.

2CELLOS – Benedictus [LIVE at Arena Zagreb]



A very beautiful piece of music by the 2CELLOS Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser performing their arrangement of Benedictus by Karl Jenkins with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ivo Lipanovic, conductor

This video appears on their stunning new DVD “Live at Arena Zagreb” – the complete exhilarating concert filmed on 12th of June, 2012

Story of My Life–The Piano Guys


Story of My Life

Story behind TPG’s “Story of My Life”

As we began our arrangement of One Direction’s “Story of My Life” we wanted it to feel like each note of the music was a word in a vivid story being told. When writing a song sometimes you just need a little spark. That catalyst came from a piece of classical music — one that had such a “storybook feel” to it that we gleaned inspiration from it: Saint-Saëns’ “Aquarium” from his Suite “Carnival of the Animals.” It’s an incredibly beautiful and transportive piece. You can listen to it here:…

When we were finished we all stepped back and listened as objectively as we could, imagining what sort of story was being told in order to identify the best places to film. What happened surprised us all. The story itself took over. It was like film score — but in reverse… more here:

Arabella Steinbacher : Beethoven Violin Concerto

Ludwig van Beethoven : Violin Concerto in D major op.61
Violin : Arabella Steinbacher
Conductor : Walter Weller
2009, Madrid, Spain

Steinbacher was born in Munich on November 14, 1981, to a German father and a Japanese mother. When she was three, her mother read that a German violin teacher had recently returned from Japan after studying the Suzuki method. Steinbacher was started on violin lessons at that time. When she was nine years old, she was enrolled at the Munich College of Music and mentored by Ana Chumachenko.

Steinbacher came into contact with Ivry Gitlis, and took part in master classes by Dorothy DeLay and Kurt Sassmannshaus in Aspen, Colorado. She won several important prizes (the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hanover), and a grant from the Free State of Bavaria in 2001, then became a student of Anne-Sophie Mutter‘sFreundeskreis (“Circle of friends”).

Steinbacher currently plays the “Booth” Stradivari (1716) provided by the Nippon Music Foundation.



John Boyer Chants Psalm 23 – Byzantine Chant (English)


John Michael Boyer Protopsaltis from San Francisco and Rassem El Masseh from Lebannon join together to masterfully chant Basil Crow’s rendition of one of the Churches most treasured psalms

Cappella Romana – Lament for the Fall of Constantinople

In the “Fall of Constantinople,” Cappella Romana explores the musical legacy of the ancient civilization of Byzantium–caught between Latin West and Islamic East–with majestic ceremonies for the cathedral of Hagia Sophia, triumphant assertions of superiority by Westerners, and fervent prayers for the healing of religious divisions. Fabled Byzantium ended with the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks on 29 May 1453, inspiring the two poignant laments sung here that give Greek and Latin perspectives on the end of a 1,000-year-old empire.