A joyful solo piano album that celebrates life, faith, family, and living every moment to the fullest! Need encouragement? This is the album for you. Includes twelve original compositions plus David's arrangements of "Down by the Sally Gardens" and his colorful "Jesu Joy Canon in D." Nominated: "Best Instrumental Piano Album of 2011" by Zone Music Reporter.
"The day ‘A Delicate Joy’ was released I immediately purchased the digital download, before placing my multiple cd order ~ I just could not wait another day to listen to my favorite pianist/composer’s new compositions! Being a passionate flower gardener, sky watcher and enthusiastic dog walker (who is eager to be shown the world through the eyes of a Sheltie) I felt an intimate connection to David Nevue’s new material. Having no children I cannot realize the joy of parenthood, yet I do indeed live a life filled with the love of creation.
Listening non-stop to ‘A Delicate Joy’ for two weeks I discovered each piece to be fresh, original and played with the familiar “Nevue touch”. The tracks are amazingly varied yet consistent with the theme. With no titles to read from the cover and choosing not to peek online at the track list, I created my own descriptives to match the joys I’d experienced for each beautiful composition. I entertained myself while being entertained! ~:)
As “The Garden Swing” played I marveled at a monarch butterfly dance at my verbena. “Happily Ever After” can be the soundtrack to the exuberant greeting I receive from my Sheltie when I walk in the door (the sentiment is mutual)! I hear “A Vision in White” while taking in the ray’s of the dawn sun filtering through the mist in the trees in my backyard. “Tiny Heartbeat” is so expressive that it can bring me to tears since I feel David is playing MY heartbeat. It’s my ultimate favorite! In the bluesy & hauntingly beautiful “Under the Setting Sun” the prevailing melody of the composition transforms and becomes dramatic & bold. David captures the essence of a gorgeous sunset – the drama & splendor occur AFTER the sun sinks below the horizon!
The cd cover is superb! It is absolutely perfect for the subject matter in ‘A Delicate Joy’ – on so many levels!
David Nevue is genius is in composing absolutely beautiful melodies. He is also a perfectionist in his art. ‘A Delicate Joy’ will leave the listener relaxed AND energized. Every piece is uniquely beautiful. Might I add that I love the final chord played on the last track, “Jesu Joy Canon in D”? It’s played as if David was tipping his hat to the fabulous piano he played for this recording! Thank you, David ~ your music has filled THIS fan’sheart with joy!"
- Daria Murphy
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