Based in Nevada, musician and songwriter Leland Thomas Faegre was mostly a bookworm prior to the British Invasion of 1964. By the end of that year, he was so smitten by the Beatles that he assembled his first band after acquiring a drum set from his mother, Dorothy. Leland went on to learn piano and guitar, and he developed his skills by emulating the best of that era, such as CSNY, Byrds, and Buffalo Springfield. Today, he writes original material in a wide range of genres, including New Age, Classical, Dramatic, Celtic, African, and more.
As a rainbow appears and arrests our vision, so too does the production of this composition. Aurally as delightful as a rainbow is visual, 'Through a Rainbow' engages the listener to imagine its beauty as though one was witnessing its splendor for its naturally brief, yet spectacular duration... Mixed Vocals, New Age, Contemporary Instr
Although originally a keyboard composition, typically the guitar becomes as important; and in this instance the projects full production came to be more symphonic than originally considered. It draws upon orchestral instruments including French Horn, Harp and Timpani that are incorporated within... Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
My signature thematic statement, on lovely cumulus and preferably without shoes, it is without effort that this ethereally tranquil, atmospheric composition will summon the listener to imagine themselves On Top Of a Cloud... Mixed Vocals, New Age, Atmospheres
'Together, Around the Sun' had only a working title until just before I went into final production, though I always had a celestial interpretation as the divining guide throughout the creative process. The trumpet motif heard throughout the piece represents our infinite and circuitous planetary... Instrumental, New Age, Atmospheres
Parlez-vous Francais? Suggested by a girl of the same name, I remember my infatuation with her and with the composition as it came out on a baby grand piano somewhere in Southern California. Drawing upon my trip to France in August, 1998, and overwhelmed by the countryside in the north which bore... Mixed Vocals, New Age, Contemporary Instr