Here’s some piano music by Stanton Lanier for you to listen with Spotify.
Stanton’s stated mission is to offer “peace and rest in a hurried world” through through his instrumental melodies on the piano. The words “calming, soothing, and uplifting” provide a good description of his music.
Will Ackerman, guitarist and founder of Windham Hill Records, has produced his last four albums and he says “Stanton is among the finest pianists and composers on the contemporary scene… his original compositions and brilliant arrangements are filled with soaring inspiration and remarkable peace… they add beauty and peace to a world deeply in need of it”.
These are some of his more popular songs.
Stanton Lanier (Playlist) – 18 songs, 1 hr 25 min
Here are his studio albums.
“Open Spaces” by Stanton Lanier (2013) – 12 songs, 56 min
“A Thousand Years” by Stanton Lanier (2011) – 12 songs, 53 min
“Unveiled” by Stanton Lanier (2008) – 12 songs, 1 hr 1 min
“The Voice” by Stanton Lanier (2005) – 13 songs, 1 hr 4 min
“Draw Near” by Stanton Lanier (2004) – 10 songs, 41 min
“Walk in the Light” by Stanton Lanier (2001) – 10 songs, 44 min
Recently, Stanton Lanier recently released a new album “Treasures of Peace: The Stanton Lanier Collection”. This is a 10-year anniversary collection that includes fourteen songs from eight previous albums, one revised song (First Love), and a new one (Far Away From Home) that is featured in a new YouTube video.
“Treasures of Peace: The Stanton Lanier Collection” by Stanton Lanier (2014) – 16 songs, 1 hr 17 min
“Far Away From Home” by Stanton Lanier (2014) – 1 song, 4 min 6 sec
“Ancient Paths” by Stanton Lanier (2012) – 1 song, 4 min 42 sec
Here are some of his videos from YouTube.
This first one is a new song from his most recent album.
“Far Away from Home” by Stanton Lanier on “Treasures of Peace: The Stanton Lanier Collection” (2014)
“Awaken the Dream” by Stanton Lanier
“Open Spaces“ by Stanton Lanier
This was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia on top of Stone Mountain. He says it is all about “exploring wide open spaces” in life, faith, love, grace, truth, forgiveness, generosity, music and more”. This track features guest artists on cello, percussion, and french horn.
“Peace” by Stanton Lanier
He says ”Use this video to pause for 5 minutes of “peace and rest in a hurried world” today.”
“This Very Moment” by Stanton Lanier
About this he says “I created this music video at sunrise to usher in the sense of stillness and peace we all long for. I hope this helps you pause and cherish this very moment, and life’s moments today.
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Photo credit: Treasures of Peace @ Amazon (album cover).