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By Leland Thomas Faegre



Description: 'Sauterne' [a dry to bittersweet white wine] is perhaps the second oldest song in my catalogue.  It was submitted in 1976 for a College music theory assignment to an amenably strict instructor [Williametta Spencer] who seemed to enjoy it. It is quite melancholy, yet without the urge to find a handkerchief...

Story Behind the Music: The mood probably speaks for itself, though I cannot recall the specific episode. Written on my then very new baby grand, a 1939 Wurlitzer, it wrote itself very quickly. While it was recorded digitally late in the 80's, I did not get around to its production until the Summer of 2002, and even then, it was worked up around some other tracks that required much more time, without diminishing at all the quality of the composition...


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"Great work Leland- -Pretty theme. I like how the piano is bathed in the lush string pads and then follows the melody. Traditional instrumentation used in a unique way.  You have all the elements here... thanks for the great work and hope to hear more in the future."

---Taxi, March 9, 2007



Coming Soon to the Landscape Channel


"Many thanks for participating in our project and becoming a Landscape featured artist..."

---Nick Austin, Chairman, Landscape TV


Watch Landscape on Satellite Now...!
LandscapeHD is pleased to confirm that it has concluded a 
co-operation agreement with Art Channel in France to provide programming for the coming year.

Art Channel is a unique channel showing art in all its forms. Landscape will be supplying programming in one hour segments throughout the day and night supporting the vision of its creator Milan Atanaskovic to create a world-wide channel of arts programming.

Art Channel are currently available on two satellites in Europe Eurobird3 and Eutelsat W2.


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LandscapeHD film-maker opportunities...

LandscapeHD is providing an opportunity for talented film-makers to get their work into our new HD broadcast. We are looking for anyone that can prove an ability to creatively shoot and edit HD footage. For more information on the exciting new LandscapeHD Producer and Director of Photography schemes please visit the Production pages here.

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LandscapeHD Films

What is a LandscapeHD film?
LandscapeHD films combine the worlds greatest classical and instrumental music with breathtaking HD imagery from around the world
Which comes first the music or the pictures?
LandscapeHD is first and foremost a music television network. We start with the music and then create a production that is sympathetic to it.


Although only available in standard definition, LandscapeHD will be available as part of this programming to promote its music video download store and build a new audience amongst cable companies - many of whom will never before have been able to see Landscape and its format.

Nick Austin, Chairman of LandscapeHD says "Art Channel is a really good television concept that will also be very good for Landscape. Now viewers can see our HD music clips before they buy them in HD or the AppleTV format. It will give people a very good idea of what the LandscapeHD channel will be doing next year and forms part of our co-operative marketing venture to build awareness of the LandscapeHD and Art Channel brands"

In addition, Art Channel is also available by the Neuf network in France.  From Wednesday 6th February 2008, Art Channel will also be available 24 hours a day on this network - channel 104.  French speaking viewers see here whilst English speaking viewers, can read more here.

Updated Item Added: 06-02-08


On Top Of a Cloud

On Top Of a Cloud
Artist: Leland Thomas Faegre
Release Date: April 4, 2008
Genre: New Age
Styles: World
Label: On Top Of a Cloud


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And now heard by over 2 million listeners through the internet

and a hugely popular satellite station on British Sky Channel 0155...


"We have chosen some tracks from the CD you sent us to play on our internet and SKY broadcasts. The tracks are currently on our automated playlist, so we cannot give accurate details of when they may be played. The tracks are: 'Novus Ordo Seclorum,' 'After You,' 'Pipes of Peace,' Serengeti Serenade,' and 'Gypsies of Galatia.'"  Presented on two featured programs, 'Rock The Box with Jimi the Vox,' and on 'Pulse Lounge' with Rob Bailey; heard on the internet around the world and throughout the UK and Ireland on British Sky Channel 0155...



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Home | Minuet in D | On Top Of a CloudParis

Pipes of Peace | After You | Castles, Canticles and the Cadence of the Celts

Marquees, Matinees and Marionettes | Pathetique | Novus Ordo Seclorum | Abraham

Libra Go Lucky | A Time For Us | New Age Symphonia | Gypsies of Galatia | Serengeti Serenade

Here I Am | Through a Rainbow | March of the Monarchical Miscellany | Beautiful Faces | Together, Around the Sun

Tres Cuartos del Camino al Amor | The Processional | It Was a Dark and Stormy Night | Ottoman Odyssey






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Instrumental, Classical, New Age, Children and World

Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA


Described as 'Yanni Meets Joe Satriani' and 'Vangelis meets Rick Wakeman,' I am a composer/musician/arranger/producer/performer in the instrumental film television and advertising music genres...



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