Gary Stadler is an American New Age pianist, composer, songwriter and producer, specializing in contemporary Celtic-influenced themes and atmospheres. Stadler’s six albums generally focus on imaginative concepts loosely based in Celtic mythology, especially stories of the realm of Faerie. His music combines melodic elements of rare world instruments, mastery of synthesizer orchestrations and studio techniques. Three of his albums feature collaborations with vocalists Singh Kaur, Stephannie and Wendy Rule.
Stadler’s third album, Fairy Heartmagic was listed on Billboard’s New Age Top 25 chart for four weeks in year 2000. Several of his songs have been featured on compilations on multiple record labels in the USA and Europe. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
Bit of a change of pace today. I LOVE Gary Stadler’s music. It is to my soul what S. Thomas Summers’ poetry is to my heart. They are indelibly linked in my mind (though I’ve never told S.T. that!).
Fairy of the Woods is my favorite album of Stadler’s, though I think I have them all. And my favorite piece by him is its namesake — Fairy of the Woods. The first time I heard it I could just see a pair of Olympic skaters ice dancing to it. It was so beautiful, and I had my speakers up so loud that the vibration from some of it (especially around 4:10) just hurt my heart. I’ll be interested to see your comments since this whole album is done on a synthesizer. I hope you enjoy it.