You can listen to Singing in the Ocean Deeps from the new album Open Spaces at stantonlanier.com, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and many other outlets. I can remember visiting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as a young boy growing up in North Carolina. There were no condos or tall buildings on the beach. It was just sand and camp grounds. That was my first time to hear the ocean waves. The sights and sounds of beach and ocean invited me into their wonder and adventure through the whispers of gentle breeze. Then we moved to the Florida panhandle just before my eleventh birthday, and I was introduced to another new world — the Gulf of Mexico, with the finest white sands, sea oats swaying, and gorgeous shades of blue and green waters, sending smaller waves on shore than the Atlantic. Little did I know that Psalm 8, which entered my life about twenty years ago (and happened to be twenty years after those boyhood memories), would tie together the wonder and mystery of the ocean with a piano melody expressing the marvelous ocean deeps, with its whales symbolized by French horn (my new friend Richard “Gus” Sebring, Principal French Horn for the Boston Pops Orchestra joins me on the recording, as piano and horn dance like oceans and whales). Psalm 8 (NIV) opens “Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.” Then, a little ways down, in the words of The Message Bible…”You put us in charge of your handcrafted world, repeated to us your Genesis-charge, Made us lords of sheep and cattle, even animals out in the wild, Birds flying and fish swimming, whales singing in the ocean deeps. God, brilliant Lord, your name echoes around the world.” What is your favorite ocean animal which symbolizes peace, rest, and beauty to you? Think about this as you view this new music video. Enjoy!
Shanton, i just love your music and technique on the piano they are wonderful ! the first time I heard one of your pieces of music was in a class of body balance and i get truly amazed ! I also play the piano since i was 12 years old, know Im 21, and you are such and inspiration for me ! where i can found your piano scores? I especially would like to get “Pure Fountain”.
Beatrice from Santiago, Chile.
Stanton Lanier says
Thank you very much for your message through my blog. I am so glad you love my music. Yes, there is sheet music for all my compositions. “Pure Fountain” can be purchased as a PDF download for $4.00 US via the website at stantonlanier.com. You will need to go into the online store, then select the “Open Spaces” album cover, since “Pure Fountain” is from this new recording. Then you will see Individual Sheet Music as a selection. The full piano book and sheet music is not yet complete for the new album, but will be in the coming weeks. Thanks for your support from Chile! Grace and Peace, Stanton
Tammy Winters says
That video combined with the music was just enchanting! And so relaxing and peaceful. I love reading the stories behind the music and the scripture that goes with it!
Stanton Lanier says
Hi Tammy, thanks for reading my blog. I am so glad it has been an inspiration to you, and hope you are doing well! Stanton