Steve Sheppard at One World Music says:
"Luminous by Michele McLaughlin in my view, is the best work of the artist thus far, I don’t say that lightly, as she has produced some amazing albums over the last 20 odd years, but for me she has manifested a sensitivity here that is beyond all that she has created before, and it has worked like absolute magic. Luminous is one of the most gentle and soothing narratives ever from Michele and is an album that every lover of any piano genre must simply have."
Get BOTH the CD and the Printed Songbook together at a discounted price.
Binding: Spiral Bound
Paper: Heavier stock for easy turning
Physical Songbook Includes:
•All 10 songs from the matching album
•Table of contents
Difficulty Level: Songs range from Intermediate to Advanced Intermediate
•5 Intermediate Songs
•5 Advanced Intermediate Songs
VIDEOS OF MUSIC FROM LUMINOUS
None of the ten pieces are difficult, but playing with expression and emotion will make them come alive! The printed books are spiral-bound and printed on a medium-weight paper stock for easier page turns as well as durability. Downloadable PDF songbooks and individual sheet music downloads will also be available on the release date. (Printed books can be pre-ordered now). Most of the pieces are in less-complicated key signatures (see below), and none of the rhythms are difficult. There are no reaches of more than an octave. Pianists of all ages will enjoy this music, which is suitable for teaching as well as personal enjoyment.
All forms of Luminous (recording, songbook, sheet music) will be released on November 25, 2022. More links will be added as they become available. Recommended!!!
The titles of the pieces, the key(s) they are in, and the number of pages are:
Droplets of Gray - Key of C minor/ Eb major (3 flats) - 6 pages
When You Hurt, I Hurt - Key of C (0 sharps or flats) - 6 pages
Kaleidoscope - Key of F (1 flat) - 7 pages
Shimmer - Key of G (1 sharp)/ C (0 sharps or flats) - 3 pages
Moonlit Shadows - Key of D minor (1 flat) - 5 pages
The Golden Hour - Key of G (1 sharp) - 4 pages
Luminous - Key of D minor (1 flat)/ G minor (2 flats)/ C minor (3 flats)/ F minor (4 flats) - 5 pages
Fireflies - Key of A minor (0 sharps or flats) - 6 pages
Adrift - Key of Eb minor (6 flats) - 3 pages
Lanterns In the Sky - Key of C (0 sharps or flats) - 6 pages