Composer Don Harper has sent over an email regarding his new solo orchestral album, Dream and Variations. It is replicated here:


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

After 30 years of foreplay and an extremely long pregnancy I am the proud father of a bouncing baby CD and as a matter of fact it is now available at cdbaby.com (http://cdbaby.com/cd/donharpersoo). It has been so gratifying to work with this amazing group of musicians and singers, guest artists, engineers, copyists and they have made this effort such a cathartic experience for me. I call the album Dream and Variations, now available at (http://cdbaby.com/cd/donharpersoo). This music is orchestral yet does play some "genre hopscotch". It also pays homage to some of my favorite composers (Ravel, Copeland, Gershwin, Ogerman) in a roundabout fashion. I hope you find the music moving and accessible (accessible at http://cdbaby.com/cd/donharpersoo). We have Trevor Rabin, we have Dan Higgins, we have Lisbeth Scott, we have Russell Ferrante, we have Karen Harper (wife) and Tim Davis, we have Sid Page and Steve Erdody, we have Grant Geissman and Dean Parks, we have Fred Selden and lyricist Tom Child, we have choir, we have 70 piece orchestra... and wait there's more... if you act now I'll throw in a Ginzu Carving set valued at $500 (http://cdbaby.com/cd/donharpersoo). This IS your opportunity to buy one while supplies last!

At any rate, it's all music that no one paid me to write (no one to blame but myself!) and can be given as a gift at (http://cdbaby.com/cd/donharpersoo).

Please visit my musical mid-life crisis at (http://cdbaby.com/cd/donharpersoo) ... you'll be glad you did!

Shamelessly yours,
Don