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Key of Sea

Jennifer ThomasAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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listen  1. A Beautiful StormJennifer Thomas 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Prelude in FJennifer Thomas 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. ReleaseJennifer Thomas 4:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. You By My SideJennifer Thomas 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Suite DreamsJennifer Thomas - Featuring Carolyn Southworth 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Will's SongJennifer Thomas 5:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Old Movie RomanceJennifer Thomas 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. PureJennifer Thomas 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. O Mio Babbino CaroJennifer Thomas - Featuring Erika Nisbet 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Red AspensJennifer Thomas 3:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. SomewhereJennifer Thomas 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. The TempestJennifer Thomas 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. SospiroJennifer Thomas 5:39$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Jennifer started playing the piano and violin at the age of five under the tutelage of her mother, Carolyn Southworth. She trained Classically at Brigham Young University—Idaho, where she obtained a music degree in Performing Arts/Piano Pedagogy. She won the silver medal in her university‘s concerto competition, performing Prokofiev‘s 3rd Piano Concerto – one of the ... Read more in Amazon's Jennifer Thomas Store

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  • Audio CD (December 22, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tickled Ivory Music
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,887 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Classically-trained pianist and composer Jennifer Thomas introduces you to her innovative style of piano music in her debut album 'Key of Sea'. Featuring 13 of her own compositions and arrangements, Key of Sea invites the listener to take a journey to a place where classical and new age music dance together to create a blend that proves both beautiful and emotional. Showcasing instrumentals from full orchestra to down-tempo beats, this album is not your average "piano" album. Featuring Jennifer Thomas on piano, and solo artists violinist Carolyn Southworth, vocalist Erika Nisbet, and drummer Zak Dewery, 'Key of Sea' captures the hearts of listeners both young and old as Jennifer gracefully yet dynamically provides music you can melt into.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From May 15, 2007
Format:Audio CD
"Key of Sea" is a stunning debut from pianist/composer/violinist Jennifer Thomas. Classically-trained on both instruments from a very early age by her musician-mother as well as other teachers and professors through college, Jennifer's lifelong immersion in and passion for music is immediately obvious. As a teenager and young adult, Thomas constantly challenged herself to play more difficult and complex classical music, culminating in winning a concerto competition that allowed her to fulfill a dream of playing the piano with a full symphony. She also continued to play the violin in local symphonies, but the piano is her first love. "Key of Sea" is made up of thirteen original works, some of which were inspired by classical pieces, and the music is a combination of solo piano tracks, piano and orchestra, piano ensemble, and one vocal selection. Although it is very soothing, Thomas' music packs a very powerful punch both musically and emotionally. Personally, I found it wonderful to wake up to rather than go to sleep with. Thomas' technique is flawless and jaw-dropping in its precision and agility. From one pianist to another, wow!

"Key of Sea" opens with "Beautiful Storm," an orchestrated piece that features Thomas on piano and violin (how'd she play them both at the same time?); she also performs the orchestrations, which are very natural-sounding. Anyone who has watched a storm come in by the ocean can appreciate how this piece goes from still and shimmering to turbulent and agitated. This is a great opening piece because it demonstrates the qualities that make this a standout album - passionate piano, quiet moments, big cinematic areas, grace, beauty, and an original vision. "Prelude in F" is an energetic piano solo that dances all over the piano celebrating the good things in life.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Yet August 11, 2010
Format:Audio CD
After discovering Jennifer's music last year, I have continued to purchase additional Cd's for friends with discerning musical tastes. I believe this album to be the best "New Age" music I've heard in a very long time. Jennifer exhibits fantistic piano virtuosity, lovely themes, as well as a variety of moods and backed by orchestration. I've listened to this album more frequently than any other music in my library, which is considerable, but never tire of it. I enjoy music with a more classical bent, and this fits perfectly. It's a new experience every time I listen.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Impressive Debut June 15, 2008
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Jennifer Thomas' first released album, "Key of the Sea," was by turns lyrical, wistful, sprightly and hauntingly melodic. My favorite tracks were "A Beautiful Storm," "Release," and "The Tempest." I cannot think of another collection of original piano compositions or arrangements that I have enjoyed as much as "Key of the Sea"!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From Mainly Piano May 29, 2012
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There are two schools of theory as to why 2006's Key Of Sea has been overlooked to date. The first theory is that the album was way under promoted and the second theory is that this reviewer was clueless and has only just managed to get on the bandwagon. Even if the latter is the correct selection then we are about to make up for that three year oversight. Simply put, Key Of Sea is one of those cross pollinating albums that is not only experimental and intriguing but also exquisite and invigorating. Buried in classical themes and arrangements, Jennifer Thomas also brings beautiful warmth to her music that is countered with melodies that will enrapture your heart.

Clocking in at just less than 52 minutes, Key Of Sea has a total of thirteen tracks, five of which are adaptations of other composers though personalized by Jennifer with her own variation of the theme. In fact, the album begins with one such arrangement via her take on MacDowell`s Piano Concerto No.2 courtesy of her interpretation entitled "A Beautiful Storm". The song begins slowly as Jennifer continues to work the entire range of her piano, complimented by sweeping orchestrated strings. The song is moody and intense and is a very impressive opener. Equally as remarkable is her interpretation of J.S. Bach "Cello Suite No.1 in G Major" courtesy of "Suite Dreams". This song also features fellow artist and mother Carolyn Southworth on violin and it is utterly breathtaking. Turn up the volume to fully enjoy this beauty.

But Key Of Sea is not just about Jennifer's interpretations of someone else's music. Pay close attention to her own compositions and you will quickly note her gift of composing her own material.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic album from a multi-talented artist! October 17, 2011
By Bradley
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It's hard to say which is better, Jennifer's violin, orchestration, or piano skills. She is superb at all of them! If you are looking for classically-influenced instrumental music that has depth of emotion and a cinematic style, look no further. "A Beautiful Storm" begins the album and is one of my favorites. It is aptly titled, as one can't help but picture the haunting beauty of the rolling waves at night. One of the things I love most about "Key of Sea" is the range of emotion and style. Some songs are primarily piano, while others are layered with rich orchestration, and others like "Release" feature a strong percussion rhythm driving the song. And all of the songs flow cohesively, making "Key of Sea" an exceptional listening experience from beginning to end!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fast delivery beautiful cd
Published 4 months ago by Arnita A. Strutz
4.0 out of 5 stars Love her music
A couple reviews said this was not as good as her Illumination album. I think it 's just as good, it's just for when your in a more mellow mood. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Craig E. Yeaple
5.0 out of 5 stars Really beautiful music
I really love this cd. It's tranquil but emotionally provocative enough that it doesn't put you to sleep. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Dianna Moses-Nunley
5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL
every piece is done to perfection. I listen to these selections everyday
i would highly recommend this album for anyone who loves beautiful music.
Published 11 months ago by Gigi
5.0 out of 5 stars So amazing!
I first heard Jennifer on Pandora and immediately fell in love. She has not only mastered the piano, but has written songs with so much feeling and intensity. Read more
Published 14 months ago by C. Hennemann
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music
This is the most talented arranger of music I have heard in many years and I was a huge fan of the classics
Published 16 months ago by Lee R Blasingame
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this from the moment I heard a snipit.
I've had this particular cd for almost a year now and it is one of my favorite instrumental cds. The music is soothing yet flowing with a neverending relaxing feel to the mind... Read more
Published 18 months ago by NDL
5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing music
I have played the piano for years and I'm in awe of the pieces Jennifer plays. The music is very complex and yet uplifting. I feel happy and relaxed listing to this cd. Read more
Published 19 months ago by KWhip
4.0 out of 5 stars Look no further
This is truly one of the most mesmerizing collection of piano music that you'll ever hear. I found Jennifer's website by accident and became enchanted with her music. Read more
Published on September 18, 2010 by Bryan J. Treacy
5.0 out of 5 stars Soothing yet energetic!
I love this music, it's some of the most listened to music on my computer. It's energetic and beautiful, like a wonderful dream.
Published on September 18, 2010 by Barefoot in UT
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