Sanctuary III: Beyond the Dream is the third album in Sherry Finzer’s Sanctuary series. This new album features a mixture of songs composed and performed by Sherry, and includes a few well-known tunes such has “Hallelujah”, “Amazing Grace”, and “Wayfaring Stranger”. Sherry arranged and recorded “Frost Runes”, written by composer Tom Febonio, who also wrote “White Sky in November” which was by Sherry and Darin Mahoney on their duo album Transformation (winner Best Album of 2013 – One World Music). She also arranged and recorded “Grace”, written by internationally known Australian pianist Fiona Joy (Little Hartley Music-fionajoyhawkins.com.au). Guitar tracks on “Amazing Grace” recorded by Darin Mahoney (darinmahoney.net)
Original compositions on Sanctuary III: Beyond the Dream are “Another Time and Place”, “The Way”, “Beyond the Dream”, and “Song for Rex”, which was written for Sherry’s first grandchild, due in December of 2014. As with Sherry’s first two releases in the Sanctuary series, Sherry’s flutes are surrounded by sounds of nature, along with electronic effects and synth pads to create a place of escape for the listener. Especially unique and interesting is Sherry’s version of “Wayfaring Stranger”, which generates a haunting vision of an Arizonan desert soundscape during the state’s monsoon season. Songs flow together as one continuous hour long composition.
All songs recorded on alto flute with the exception of “Hallelujah”, recorded on Sherry’s Pearl 14k gold concert C flute.
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