Embracing the Wind

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Embracing the Wind
Studio album by Kevin Kern
Released April 3, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre New-age, instrumental
Length47:12
Label Real Music
Producer Terence Yallop, Kevin Kern
Kevin Kern chronology
In My Life
(1999)
Embracing the Wind
(2001)
More Than Words: The Best of Kevin Kern
(2002)
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Embracing the Wind is the fifth album from American new-age pianist Kevin Kern. As with his preceding and succeeding albums, it is an album of instrumental songs. It was released on April 3, 2001. [2]

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Contents

The song "From This Day Forward" is dedicated to Kern's now-wife Pamela Gibbs; according to the liner notes, they celebrated their wedding on 26 June 2001.

Track listing

All compositions by Kevin Kern.

  1. "Blossom on the Wind" - 5:42
  2. "Through Your Eyes" - 3:46
  3. "Childhood Remembered" - 4:27
  4. "The Silence of Knowing" - 4:30
  5. "Above the Clouds" - 5:23
  6. "Bathed in Dawn's Light" - 5:08
  7. "From This Day Forward" - 4:48
  8. "A Secret Grove" - 5:12
  9. "Fantasia's Lullaby" - 3:43
  10. "A Gentle Whisper" - 4:04

Liner Notes

The wind blows / The grasses bend / And the dance / Is a joy to behold.

Personnel

Credits taken from the liner notes.

Kevin Kern American musician

Kevin Kern is an American pianist, composer and recording artist of new-age music. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is now generally recognized as a representative of the new-age style. Born legally blind, Kern is aided in studio by SONAR’s accessibility and Dancing Dots’ assistive music technologies for the vision impaired.

Piano musical instrument

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700, in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.

Keyboard instrument class of musical instrument which is played using a musical keyboard

A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers. The most common of these are the piano, organ, and various electronic keyboards, including synthesizers and digital pianos. Other keyboard instruments include celestas, which are struck idiophones operated by a keyboard, and carillons, which are usually housed in bell towers or belfries of churches or municipal buildings.

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