Home Catalog Composers Performers President Ordering

Phillip Schroeder - Music for Piano
Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi, piano

Design and Graphics : Jim Fox

Available at your favorite digital etailers
including iTunes, Rhapsody and eMusic

Catalog Number: CPS-8742
Audio Format: CD
Playing Time: 61:29
Release Date: 2004

Track Listing & Audio Samples
Need Help with Audio?

  1-12. Twelve Pieces for Piano (25:20)
  Audio Sample - 1
  Audio Sample - 2
  Audio Sample - 3
  Audio Sample - 4
  Audio Sample - 5
  Audio Sample - 6
  Audio Sample - 7
  Audio Sample - 8
  Audio Sample - 9
  Audio Sample - 10
  Audio Sample - 11
  Audio Sample - 12
13. No Reason Why (8:21)
14. Floating (2:57)
15. From the Shadows of Angels (7:49)
16. New (6:08)
17. First (3:45)
18. Full (3:29)
19. Last (3:29)


“Schroeder’s music has a sparkling clarity allied to melodic peacefulness – sensual ‘sound painting’. This is resonant music played with exceptional grace.”

New Classics, UK

“. . . hypnotic . . . vanishing into silence.”

Amazing Sounds, Spain

“. . . played to perfection by Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi. Atmospheric and evocative, these pieces are sonic paintings. There is so much open space in the music, that the resonance between the notes becomes as important as the notes themselves. [This is] an outstanding collection of piano works.”

Solo Piano Publications

“Unrelenting delicacy, with a particular focus on the resonance of each sound . . . fading overtones commingle.”

– Sequenza21

“Astolfi plays these thoughtful compositions with delicacy and subtle emotion. Schroeder’s compositions are undeniably lovely and haunting. Textures, melodies, and harmonies emerge, sometimes achingly so, as one lets this music soak in.”

– Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

“. . . a compelling sense of the unassuming gesture, contemplative musical events. Offers beautiful, exquisitely nuanced sonorities, their components delicately positioned across the range of the instrument and allowed to ring suggestively in musical space. Ms. Astolfi has beautiful tone production and is very warmly recorded.”

– American Record Guide

“. . . archetypal musical beauty, creating stark barely-there vistas of sound. The music is viscerally relaxing.”

– NewMusicBox