|Listen||Song Title||Times||Sheet Music (PDF) $3.95|
|01. Peace (from The Voice)||5:14|
|02. Spirit of Grace (from Open Spaces)||3:44|
|03. Awaken the Dawn (from Unveiled)||4:58|
|04. Vive La Joye (from A Thousand Years)||3:38|
|05. Tears of Lament (from The Voice)||4:44|
|06. Bread of Angels (from A Thousand Years)||5:32|
|07. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (from December Peace)||4:36|
|08. Open Spaces (from Open Spaces)||5:39|
|09. Silence (from December Peace, first heard on Still Waters)||7:58|
|10. Discovery (from Unveiled)||4:38|
|11. This Very Moment (from Open Spaces)||4:07|
|12. Thanksgiving (from December Peace, first heard on Walk in the Light)||3:33|
|13. Dreams in the Night (from Unveiled)||5:06|
|14. Alleluias Dancing (from A Thousand Years)||5:46|
|15. First Love (Revised) *New Release (first heard on Draw Near)||3:38|
|16. Far Away from Home *New Release||4:41|
When I began piano lessons at age six and wrote my first song at fourteen, I did not know composing would become central to my life and purpose. My journey has included a chemistry degree, MBA, fifteen-year business career, and the founding of Music to Light the World in 2004. The idea to compose “Scripture inspired piano” led to my first instrumental melody in May 2000. Treasures of Peace celebrates fourteen years of composing and Music to Light the World’s 10th Anniversary. Each of the ninety-nine recordings is a life journal entry, a thread in a tapestry. The back is woven with fear, courage, failures, and blessings. The front is a work in progress, illustrating God’s grace and truth through life’s greatest moments of intimacy, beauty, and adventure with Him.
— Stanton Lanier, November 2014
1 Peace. Composed in 2004-2005. Appears on The Voice, December Peace. Inspired by John 14:27.
2 Spirit of Grace. Composed in 2012-2013. Appears on Open Spaces. Inspired by Zechariah 12:10.
3 Awaken the Dawn. Composed in 2006-2007. Appears on Unveiled, December Peace. Inspired by Psalm 108:1-2.
4 Vive La Joye. Composed/Arranged in 2010. Appears on A Thousand Years. Inspired by Beethoven, Psalm 16.
5 Tears of Lament. Composed in 2004-2005. Appears on The Voice. Inspired by Lamentations 1:16, 3:22-23.
6 Bread of Angels. Composed in 2010-2011. Appears on A Thousand Years. Inspired by Psalm 78.
7 Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. Arranged in 2008-2009. Appears on December Peace. Inspired by J.S. Bach, Luke 2.
8 Open Spaces. Composed in 2012. Appears on Open Spaces. Inspired by Psalm 119:41-48.
9 Silence. Composed in 2001-2002. Appears on Still Waters, December Peace. Inspired by Habakkuk 2:20.
10 Discovery. Composed in 2006. Appears on Unveiled. Inspired by Luke 24.
11 This Very Moment. Composed in 2013. Appears on Open Spaces. Inspired by John 5:24.
12 Thanksgiving. Composed in 2000. Appears on Walk in the Light, December Peace. Inspired by Philippians 4:6-7.
13 Dreams in the Night. Composed in 2006. Appears on Unveiled. Inspired by Job 4:12-17.
14 Alleluias Dancing. Composed in 2011. Appears on A Thousand Years. Inspired by Psalm 145.
15 First Love (Revised). Composed in 2003, 2014. Appears on Draw Near. Inspired by 1 John 4:16-19, Psalm 63.
16 Far Away from Home. Composed in 2014. First appearance on Treasures of Peace. Inspired by Isaiah 41:10.
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Philip Aaberg – Track 3 (Keyboard Orchestration), William Ackerman* – Track 3 (Hopi Drum), Track 14 (Guitar), Track 16 (Electric Guitar, Hopi Drum), Tom Eaton – Track 8 (Bass Guitar), Track 16 (Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion), Eugene Friesen* – Tracks 3, 5, 8, 10 (Cello), Jill Haley – Tracks 3, 12, 14 (English Horn), Jeff Haynes* – Track 8 (Percussion), Stanton Lanier – All Tracks (Piano), Jeff Oster – Track 3 (Flugel Horn), Richard “Gus” Sebring – Track 8 (French Horn), Noah Wilding – Tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 13, 14 (Angelic Vocals). *Grammy® Award Winner
All tracks produced by William Ackerman. Tracks 2, 8, 11, 15, 16 Co-Produced by Tom Eaton and Stanton Lanier, Recorded and Mixed by Tom Eaton. Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 Recorded and Mixed by Corin Nelsen. All recording and mixing done at Imaginary Road Studios, Windham County, Vermont, except for Track 1 and 5 piano recordings at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California. Re-Mastered by Tom Eaton for Imaginary Road Studios. Steinway B Piano Tuning and Voicing by Bill Ballard. Photography by Jacob Lanier. Graphics design by DiscMakers.
To my wife and best friend Lorie, for saying “yes,” and for your love and support in so many ways. To our children Jacob and Caroline, for living out your passions with creativity. To Mom and Dad for giving me twelve years of piano lessons, and for not letting me quit. To all who have served on the Music to Light the World Board Leadership Team. To our generous donors for believing all things are possible with God. To Will Ackerman for your friendship in life and music. To each of the amazing artists on this album. To each of the five million listeners in one hundred countries who have been touched by my music. To Jesus for Your love, grace, forgiveness, and eternal treasures of peace.