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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.
Robert Lepley, Piano; Al Cardillo, Double Bass; Frank Bellucci, Drums
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.
Mr. Lepley’s trio hosts the “Jazz Jam Session” every Monday night at the Fox Hollow in Woodbury, New York.
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