Pianist Peggy Duquesnel’s sixteenth album release, “Piano for My Soul” is off to a sweet start. The collection of inspirational hymns and classical music knitted into innovative neoclassical tapestries is touching listeners. Released last month, the JoySpring Music album consisting of piano orchestrations and solo piano selections produced and arranged by Duquesnel has received over 706,000 Spotify streams, powered by strong reviews and Duquesnel’s busy concert calendar.
Press release by Rick Scott
Duquesnel created “Piano for My Soul” in two sections. The piano orchestration portion includes collaborations with Alan Broadbent, Billy Martin, Andre Mayeux and the late Steve Hall on classical works composed by the likes of Bach, Chopin and Tchaikovsky melded with hymns. The back half of the collection is intimate solo piano pieces.
Duquesnel also published an accompanying set of her piano arrangements, “Piano for My Soul” – Volume One, consisting of four hymns and classic solo piano arrangements as well as her original song “A Lullaby,” written after the birth of her grandson.