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Visions Within - MSR Classics
Deeply Spiritual Chants of the New Millennium
Noted composer and pianist Robert Benford Lepley combines the spoken word performance of Oscar winner Meryl Streep with the harmonies of the New York Voices in this stunning choral interpretation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s timeless poetry.

 ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF ROBERT LEPLEY’S
2-CD JAZZ RECORDING
:
MACDOUGAL ST., NYC
MacDougal St., NYC

    33 JAZZ MUSICIANS -16 JAZZ BANDS
AND 
ONE JAZZ PIANIST!

 I want you, my friends, fans and fellow musicians, to be the first to know.   

After three years in the making, my two-CD jazz recording “MacDougal St., NYC” is finally here and available for you to purchase.  The recording is my collaboration, as pianist, composer, and arranger with 33 musicians and 16 bands.

Disc One includes my original jazz compositions. Disc Two includes my arrangements of jazz standards.

 
The Two CD Set Sells for $20.00. That’s TWO CDs! 

 There are two ways to purchase your Two-CD set.
 

  • Purchase directly from me. Send a $20 check payable to Robert B. Lepley to: 709 Clemons Street, Bellmore, NY 11710.  Remember to include your return address! 

  • ORDER the CD or DIGITAL DOWNLOAD at cdbaby.com. (To hear excerpts of the tracks at cdbaby.com, click on the CD cover above.) 


As I said, there are 33 exceptional jazz musicians on this two-CD set. To see their photos and read their bios, click here


I hope you enjoy listening to the music as much as we all enjoyed making it.
  
Thanks for your support. Bob Lepley
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obert Benford Lepley is the founder of The Grand Piano Studio and Studio Musicians for Any Recording, Robert is also the composer of the beautiful choral CD “Visions Within”  featuring Meryl Streep and the New York Voices - AND he (has just released/will soon release) his two-CD jazz recording, "Macdougal St., NYC" 
He has been teaching and playing the piano professionally for over fifty years.

As a music educator, Mr. Lepley’s unique concept of teaching students to improvise while they are learning to read music enables even his youngest students to experience the joy of making music quickly as well as to learn to read music proficiently.  Whether teaching young beginners, advanced students, or helping seasoned professionals, Mr. Lepley is patient and gentle, and is loved and appreciated by his students.

As a professional pianist and studio musician, he brings years of experience into the recording studio and is adept at empowering musicians to perform their best.




About Robert Lepley


Robert Lepley started teaching and playing the piano professionally when he was fourteen years old, and brings many years of experience to his music students.  While still in high school, he won scholarships in classical piano competitions and studied piano at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He holds a master's degree with a focus in music composition.

Mr. Lepley has performed with some of the legendary big bands such as the Glen Miller and Bob Crosby Orchestras, and with well-known contemporary jazz musicians such as Sonny Fortune, Eddie Daniels, and Joe Lovano.  He has also had a long and successful career as a composer, arranger, and recording artist. He composed music for the theatre while living in Greenwich Village, and has recorded with jazz singers and instrumentalists over the years.  

In 1996, his own recording, called Ancient Tower, was released by a division of Warner Brothers Records. This recording contains six of Mr. Lepley’s compositions for voices and instruments that are performed by the acclaimed New York Voices and narrated by the Oscar award-winning actress Meryl Streep. (The recording was re-released as VISIONS WITHIN in 2008 by MSR Classics.  (Visit VISIONS WITHIN to hear a selection.)). 

Currently Mr. Lepley is in great demand as a piano teacher and studio musician.  He directs and accompanies vocal ensembles, is involved in music composition and arranging projects, and performs as a jazz pianist and vocalist in New York City and on Long Island.