Hopes & Dreams

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Celtic harp, enhanced with world flutes and an assortment of rich acoustic instruments, creates nourishment for the soul.

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Product Description

Hopes & Dreams is an exquisite musical odyssey. Lisa’s Celtic harp is in its finest form on this heartwarming collection of all new, original music. Lisa Lynne is the musician-in-residence at the City of Hope National Medical Center, where she created this music during her intimate interactions with people on their healing and spiritual journeys. Celtic harp, enhanced with world flutes and an assortment of rich acoustic instruments, creates nourishment for the soul.

Additional Information

Artist

Lisa Lynne

Total time:

59:03

Reviews

  1. Jim Brenholts

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    “Lisa Lynne is one of the kindest and gentlest souls in the world. In 2002, she conducted a music program at City of Hope, an internationally famous cancer research center. When she was home between concert gigs, she’d take her harps to the center near her home in Los Angeles. She gave workshops and concerts in rooms, halls, and treatment areas. She says, ‘I am humbled beyond words at the courageous and brilliant people [at the center].’ Lynne wrote most of Hopes and Dreams there, directly from the inspiration that she received. This is heartfelt music. It is beautiful and pristine acoustic ambience, worthy of inclusion in any collection. The pieces range from bright to melancholy to bittersweet. Lynne’s graceful charm and sensitive compositional style belie and compliment her aggressive performing manner. Even though it is a new CD, this disc merits nine stars. It is a timeless, peerless, and ageless classic.”

  2. Lisa Lynne

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    “As I’ve been writing the music for this record over the course of the last year, I’ve been conducting a music program at City of Hope, a National Cancer treatment and research center near my home in Los Angeles, California. On my days home between tour dates, I drive my van full of harps there. We have workshops and concerts for patients and staff, and I play my harp in the various rooms, halls, and treatment areas. I am humbled beyond words at the courageous and brilliant people that I have encountered at this place of hope and healing. They are the inspiration for this record, as most of this music has been written during my time there. In the spirit of that inspiration, I dedicate this record to the City of Hope, and all the good people who are part of it.”

  3. Chris Spector, Midwest Record Recap

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    “Three CD box set that is structured for massage work but takes the broader view of providing anti-stress sounds that can be at home as either background or foreground music. Certainly a must for anyone that wants to get away from it all just by slipping on some head phones and letting the sounds wash over them. An ambitious project that meets all expectations.”

  4. Ralf Moeller, President, Aromaland, Inc.

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    “This CD set is a great gift to yourself and your friends. It helps create an atmosphere of relaxation and a sense of žhome spaŽ that you can take wherever you go.”

  5. Manuele Mascotti, author of Buddha in a Box

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    “Inspiring, calming, and healing, Reiki Touch of Love will return you to beauty, truth, and love. This CD is ideal for inviting deep relaxation, perfect end-of-the day stress release.”

  6. Dr. Claudia Rose

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    Have you ever met a fairy princess? When you attend the Second Annual Fairy Godmother Fair on September 28, you’ll meet one in person. And she’s for real!
    In Everyday Grace, Marianne Williamson writes: “Our problem is not that the world lacks magic; our problem is that we don’t believe in magic.”
    Lisa Lynne, whose newest release, “Hopes & Dreams”, just rose to number 6 on the Billboard chart, not only believes in magic; Lisa creates magic with her Celtic harp and her Harps for Hearts Concert and Workshop Series where she uses the harp as a means for promote creativity and well-being.
    A self-taught multi-instrumentalist who studied bass at Hollywood’s prestigious Musicians Institute of Technology, Lisa bought her own first guitar while in second grade. She later played with neighborhood rock bands and at twenty-one was working full-time as a bassist, playing mostly classic rock in bars, on military bases and at biker events.
    It was a magical day in the life of Lisa Lynne when she hopped a fence into a Renaissance Faire and joined a gypsy dance troupe. “We were actually playing arrangements of Iron Maiden tunes on mandolins,” Lisa recounts. On that fateful day, she spotted Celtic harps and found that amazingly “I could already play it – it was love at first sound, first touch.”
    Lisa realized that magic and power of harp music after taking her harps to her grandmother’s rest home where the residents “just lit up.” As the first ever musician in residence at City of Hope, Lisa was essential in developing the first program of its kind encouraging patients to create their own music and to express their feelings, taking a more active role in their healing process.
    The seed for the new idea was sown when Lisa comforted the devastated family of one of the injured students of the Columbine High School shooting. “I was supposed to play for her, but she was asleep so I played for her family,” Lisa remembers. “It was very therapeutic for them. Her brother, who has been witness to that day, spoke about it for the first time.”
    The girl loved music. So Lisa contacted an online harp chat group. Harpist all over the world pooled their resources and together bought the girl a harp of her own. Even though the girl was paralyzed from the waist down, she sat up for the first time to play her harp.

    MAKING MIRACLES AT THE FAIRY GODMOTHER FAIR
    When Lisa heard about the Fairy Godmother Fair, she agreed to join us as we have fun while helping to raise funds. “What do you want me to do?” she asked. “I’ll play my harp and teach others how to play. And I will donate a portion of the sales of my CDs to Project Cuddle.” TheOrangeCounty charity operates a national hotline providing legal and safe alternatives to baby abandonment. Young pregnant women and girls who need help choosing a healthy option for themselves and their babies can call to speak with volunteers who offer comfort, information, and resources as they decide to keep their babies or opt for adoption.
    Lisa’s heart is in full support of the work done by Project Cuddle because her one outstanding dream is to find her birth mother. “I always knew I was adopted. She was a single mother and gave me up so I could have a better chance. I would like her to know that the giving thing she did turned out as she must have wanted. And I would like to play my harp for her and let her know that I live in appreciation of her and, most of all, I am at peace.”

  7. Lisa Lynne

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    How does a hard rock musician end up as Musician-in-Residence at on of the world’s top cancer centers, teaching patients to play harp, and also with a Billboard Top Six record?

    Here’s how it happened: she hopped a fence one day into a renaissance faire outside L.A. and joined a gypsy dance troupe.

    “We were actually playing arrangements of Iron Maiden tunes on mandolins,” she laughs. But that was the day she found the Celtic harp. “I found I could already play it – it was love at first sound, first touch.”

    Lisa has translated that love into a nearly unsurpassed track record of success as on of instrumental music’s most celebrated performers. To date, her success in Billboard ratings and on instrumental radio airplay charts has garnered her in excess of one-half million in sales. And in 2001 she was named the first-ever Musician in Residence at the internationally renown City of Hope national Cancer Center outside L.A., where her Harps for Hearts Concert and Workshop Series uses the harp as a means to promote creativity and well-being.

    Comprised of original music composed during the last year, Hopes and Dreams was inspired by her work at City of Hope.

    “I was spending a lot of time playing my harp at City of Hope and interacting with my patients,” she says. “They are my inspiration for this record.”

    “I never felt that the term New Age really embraced what I’ve been doing,” she says. “It’s actually more Old Age because it’s more inspired by renaissance times, lullabies, and the pop music I grew up with. It’s a contemporary acoustic sound that transcends traditional boundaries of Celtic, New Age, or Folk music.”

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