If I Could Say It Now (Book)

Original Piano Solos, Volume 3 Lesley Spencer 2012 / Lesley Spencer / Gabriella Publishing 21 songs / 101 pages If I Could Say It Now: Original Piano Solos, Volume 3 is the companion sheet music book to Lesley Spencer’s 2012 CD, If I Could Say It Now. All twenty-one pieces from the CD are included. What a treasure chest of great music this book is! Some of the pieces…

Reviews of Moments Musicaux

Moments Musicaux (Book)

Original Piano Solos, Volume 2 2012 / Lesley Spencer / Gabriella Publishing 16 songs / 87 pages   Moments Musicaux: Original Piano Solos, Volume 2 is the companion sheet music book to Lesley Spencer’s 2008 solo piano CD, Moments Musicaux. All sixteen…

Secret Places Private Thoughts (Book)

Original Piano Solos, Volume 1 2012 / Lesley Spencer / Gabriella Publishing 17 songs / 75 pages   Secret Places Private Thoughts: Original Piano Solos, Volume 1 is the companion sheet music book to Lesley Spencer’s 1999 solo piano CD, Secret Places Private Thoughts. All seventeen of the pieces (five of which are part of Piano Suite 1) from the CD are included, transcribed note-for-no…

Finding Joy In Living II (2015)

“For the past several years I have been playing the guided visualizations from the first CD in the FINDING JOY IN LIVING series at the start of the weekly therapy groups which I run.  FINDING JOY IN LIVING II is a welcome addition to the series and it does not disappoint! My clients love the visualizations and say they help to ground and calm them so they can focus inward and connect with how they truly feel. The blend of beautiful original piano music and the soothing voice guiding t…

If I Could Say It Now (2012)

If I Could Say It Now is composer/pianist Lesley Spencer’s eleventh release and third solo piano album. The twenty-one tracks were composed over a fifteen-year period from 1997-2012, making it a musical autobiography of that period of her life and featuring musical descriptions of travels, beloved pets, friends, passions, fantasies, light-hearted moments, and times of reflection and sorrow. It is one thing to be able to compose wonderful, evocative music and qu…

Reviews of Moments Musicaux

Moments Musicaux (2008)

Lesley Spencer is a free-lance producer, composer, and pianist with a considerable amount of recorded works. Moments Musicaux is her tenth full length album. Ms.Spencer also has contributed to the San Francisco Opera, Victory Gardens Theatre, Urban Gateways, and Radio City Recording. Moments Musicaux is a beautiful collection of Classical, New Age, and Adult Contemporary tracks meant for easy listening and relaxation. All of these instrumental tracks would be …

Reviews of Joy Garden

Joy Garden (2004)

“Joy Garden” features pianist Lesley Spencer and members of the Chamber Pop Ensemble performing a beautiful selection of Spencer’s original music. The liner notes boast “100% real instruments – no synthesizers used,” and this album gives us the magic of a group of talented musicians working together to create more than an hour of seamless, heartfelt, musical treasures. A little bit pop, a little bit classical, this album sparkles with optimism and joy, as the …

Secret Places, Private Thoughts (2001)

“Secret Places, Private Thoughts” is a gorgeous collection of original piano solos by multi-talented pianist/composer/arranger Lesley Spencer. As the title suggests, these pieces are mostly reflective and intimate, allowing the listener a glimpse inside of the composer’s soul. Often, albums of this type convey feelings of pain and loss, but the thoughts and places reflected upon here are mainly warm and pleasant – not necessarily joyful, but optimistic and soothin…

Postcards from Spain (2005)

Pianist and composer Lesley Spencer takes her orchestra to the famous cities of Spain for a sun-drenched travelogue of music, passion and adventure. This is her tenth album to date and features her renowned and very versatile orchestra with special guest fusion guitarist Fareed Haque… “Dance With Me Carmen” is one of my favorites on the album. Haque’s flamenco guitar and Spencer’s piano twirl about in a spanish dance that will get your hea…

Finding Joy in Living (2008)

“’FINDING JOY IN LIVING: CREATIVE VISUALIZATIONS FOR A HEALTHY LIFE,’ is a lovely tool to guide people through calming meditations. As a clinical therapist, I use meditations as a way to start group therapy sessions and using this CD as a way to start my groups has been invaluable. Clients report feeling relaxed and calm – a great way to begin a group session. It’s also helpful for those clients suffering with anxiety disorders. They can use the CD at…

Reviews of Classical Delight

Classical Delight (2003)

“Ambitious pianist Lesley Spencer has made a host of transcendent albums that explore the piano in and out of an orchestral setting, and her latest is a true gem. Collaborating with the Latin Chamber Pop Ensemble and guitarist Fareed Haque, Spencer’s goal was to create fresh classical music for the 21st century and she composed all of this visionary music herself. Using a large orchestra and even a children’s chorus, Spencer produced a beautiful and uplifting album that…

Reviews of The Best Of Times

The Best of Times (2000)

“I loved the Best of Times – it reminded me of trips i’ve taken to warm, exotic places and put me in a wonderful mood. The strong melodies evoked many different emotions – from nostalgia to sheer exuberance. This is wonderful music to listen to.” JANE HAYWARD – PSYCHOTHERAPIST   “Lesley Spencer’s music reminds me of Vince Guaraldi. It is beautiful, energizing and…