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"There are two ways of spreading light -- to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
- Edith Wharton

"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light."
- Albert Schweitzer

"Each friend represents a world in us; a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only in meeting them that a new world is born."
- Anais Nin

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
- Sir Winston Churchill

"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."
- Maya Angelou

"When I give,
I give myself."
- Walt Whitman

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
- Aesop

"Happiness does not come from being rich, nor merely being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence ... the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best."
- Robert Baden-Powell (founder of the worldwide Scout Movement)

"You do what you can do, and I'll do what I can do, and TOGETHER, we can make a difference."
- John Denver

"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."
- B.C. Forbes

"Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments."
- Rose Kennedy

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The original CD from The Candlelight Guitarist...

Music for Rest & Renewal
with nature sounds

Brad composed and recorded Music for Rest & Renewal in late September and early October, 2001. Moved by our nation's events, he hoped to create a healing work for people. Thematically centered on values of friendship, hope, faith, and love, the music is designed to complement the accompanying sounds of nature (ocean, stream, waterfall, etc.). The entire CD is presented through the "frame" of a single day: striving to appreciate the moment, taking one day at a time.

In addition to Brad's guitar, the other instruments on the CD include flute, alto flute, bass flute, oboe, string bass, celesta, percussion, keyboards and strings.

THE NATURE SOUNDS...

Music for Rest & Renewal uses sounds of nature digitally recorded on-location by Brad specially for this CD. Each locale and sound was chosen for its peaceful, natural ambience and soothing, relaxing character. The music was composed to complement the character of the natural sounds. The recording sites reflect some of the diverse geography in Southern California, with its ocean, mountains, canyons and desert. They included...
  • Huntington Beach
  • Santa Monica Beach (ocean, baby seagulls)
  • Malibu Beach (ocean, seagulls)
  • Winter Creek (Angeles National Forest)
  • Sturtevant Falls (Angeles National Forest)
  • Big Tujunga Canyon (the rainfall with hawk at beginning; owl, and other birds; wind through trees)
  • The Verdugo Foothills, a mountain-desert area (night sounds and early morning birds)

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The musical selections include...
  1. Daybreak Devotion
  2. Ocean Ostinato
  3. Waltz of The Clouds MP3 SAMPLE (533KB, 34 secs.)
    (with Gilberto Hildavio, alto flute and bass flute)
  4. Good Friend Comfort
  5. Rainy Day Canon MP3 SAMPLE (636KB, 40 secs.)
    (with Gilberto Hildavio, flute)
  6. Stream Serenade MP3 SAMPLE (804KB, 51 secs.)
  7. Waterfall Cove
  8. Happy Is
  9. Celesta Moon
  10. Fireside Fantasia
  11. Natural Nocturne
  12. Tomorrow Is A New Day (with Gilberto Hildavio, oboe and flute)
Music for Rest & Renewal CD 3min Sampler (MP3, 2.8MB, TIME: 2:59)
This 3 minute "CD Sampler" MP3 moves through all 12 tracks of the Music for Rest & Renewal CD (about 15 seconds per track), so you get a bit of a feel for the whole CD.

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What people are saying...

"The album will probably surpass your expectations, as it did for me. Seldom do I hear music so perfectly balanced with nature sounds where the music is of such high quality - soft yet not syrupy, melodic but not shallow or sing-songy, sincere without being overblown or pretentious.

"...the whole album is excellent. The pace is never hurried, thankfully. The words "rest and renewal" are well-earned. However, I can't help but think that this album would also play well in a car during a leisurely drive through the woods or along the shores of a lake.

"...If you're someone who enjoys acoustic guitar music...you can't go wrong with The Candlelight Guitarist's Music for Rest and Renewal."

- Bill Binkelman, host of Wind and Wire, on KFAI "Fresh Air Radio" 90.3 FM and 106.7 FM
(KFAI a member of the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations ~ www.AMPERS.org)

For Bill Binkelmans full review of The Candlelight Guitarist: Music for Rest & Renewal, go to: www.windandwire.com/june/rest_and_relaxation.htm
"The CD is indeed a rare find, for there was not one track that I was compelled to skip or fast forward. Normally I have a difficult time listening to something unless it is exceedingly good. I'm happy to say that, try as I might, I could not pick any one favorite, as all of the selections were excellent. A few, like "Rainy Day Canon", and "Happy Is" could play in the background of each minute of my day and I would not grow weary of them. I highly recommend this beautifully performed CD."

- Carol Welch ~ TLC Giftbaskets, Mechanicsville, VA

***** (5 stars) "Perfect" ~ "A perfect blend of instrumental music with nature sounds. Truly the best I have heard in a long time. The music is immediately soothing and melodic,..with each playing I loved it more. If you are feeling down-in-the-dumps, then you need Brad Powell. It'll lift you out of the doldrums, guaranteed. I highly recommend this cd and his "Soul Mates & Kindred Spirits"

- Gillian Sawaged (Canada), February 7, 2005 ~ Amazon.com TOP 500 Reviewer.

"I listen to The Candlelight Guitarist when doing surgery. The music is very peaceful and relaxing, and I really enjoy it."

-Tiffany Blocker, DVM, Tustin, CA - www.eyecareforanimals.com

"From the first gentle melodies on the instrumental album "Music for Rest & Renewal" to the final note, I felt transported to some of the most beautiful places on earth. Guitarist Bradley Powell, "the Candlelight Guitarist" infuses each of his original compositions with feelings of warmth and gentle assurance that all is well in the world. Flutes and nature sounds accompany acoustic guitar with such perfect ease and grace that I feel my heart rate and breathing noticeably becalmed. "Music for Rest & Renewal" is the perfect background music for anyone interested in receiving the benefits of sound healing."

- Cynthia Sue Larson - RealityShifters.com ~ May 2005 ~ www.RealityShifters.com

***** (5 stars) "Perfect for relaxing at home, at work, or in the car"

- Beth Cholette "doctor_beth" (Upstate NY USA), January 27, 2005 ~ Amazon.com TOP 500 Reviewer.

I received the cd yesterday and I really love it. I have already listened to it 3 times. I am definitely going to put this in a new gift basket I am designing.

- Beverly Schmidlin ~ Elaine Candace Gift Baskets ~ www.ElaineCandaceGiftBaskets.com

   

Credits:

Guest World Music artist Gilberto Hildavio is featured on three pieces (courtesy Geofonica records), playing flute, alto flute, bass flute, and oboe.

La Jolla Sunset photo (cover image from "Music for Rest and Renewal") by Randy Morse, © 2001 Golden State Images (used by permission).

Photo of "Guitar with Candle Flame" by Giovanni F. Catalanello, © 2001, Geofonica, Inc.

Mastered by Michèle Stone / Stone Media

Graphic Design by Bonnie B. Butler, Bright Ideas AG

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"The Candlelight Guitarist" and the Guitar with Candleflame image are REGISTERED TRADEMARKS of Bradley Powell.
"GEOFONICA" word and logo are REGISTERED TRADEMARKS of Geofonica, Inc.

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