The review by Sandra Marshall for the Jan/Feb 1999 NAPRA ReVIEW magazine.
OUR TIME by Eric Chapelle. Hamsa Music, 512/302-1231,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Soundtrack creator Chapelle presents fourteen original
keyboard compositions on his own (new) label. A mild romanticism reigns,
with Eric's piano, soundtrack, and classical experiences all manifested through a
variety of expressive styles. "Rainbow Bridge," a simple piano piece, is
delightful. The title cut embodies the powerful espirit of an orchestral scene.
Later we climb luxuriant heights , reminiscent of Rimsky-Korsakov's
overwhelming richness, in "Unconditional Love." Another gem, "Enchanted
Rock," captures the essence of being awestruck by a natural view. Many
composers attempt such tributes to natural sights; few succeed so well.
Memories and wonders, smoothly expressed, makes Our Time, Chapelle, and
Hamsa worth following. -SM