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  Arkenstone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Arkenstone (or "Heart of the Mountain") of Thrain was a wondrous large white gem sought by Thorin Oakenshield in J.
The Arkenstone became the family heirloom of Durin's folk, but was lost when the dragon Smaug captured the mountain from the Dwarves (in the year 2770 of the Third Age).
The Arkenstone, and the great sword Orcrist, was placed on Thorin's chest when he was buried deep under Erebor.
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 David Arkenstone MP3 Downloads - David Arkenstone Music Downloads - David Arkenstone Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
David Arkenstone is a veteran new age music composer and musician.
David Arkenstone's third album Return of the Guardians completes a trilogy begun with In the Wake of the Wind and it is the most detailed and elaborate entry yet.
Arkenstone's approach is similar to that of his previous album, In the Wake of the Wind: keyboards, orchestral instruments, guitars, and percussion woven seamlessly together to create a lovely musical tapestry.
www.mp3.com /david-arkenstone/artists/2061/discography.html   (905 words)

 David Arkenstone - In The Wake of the Wind @ Soundbug
Arkenstone also dedicated the tender "Morning Sun on the Sails" to one of his principal musical influences, the late Aaron Copland, a composer who also crossed genre boundaries.
In the Wake of the Wind, David Arkenstone's fourth full-length album, was released in 1991.
Arkenstone is a talented artist, and I am impressed with how he incorporates different instruments into his work.
www.soundbug.com /asin/B000005P6M   (1496 words)

 David Arkenstone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
David Arkenstone's music is usually found under a New age music section in music stores.
Many of his pieces include a map and story in the CD case, almost all of them having a fantasy theme to them.
The music itself is primarily instrumental in nature, with some vocalizations by Arkenstone and others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/David_Arkenstone   (229 words)

 David Arkenstone Bio
Look back at the first 20 years of David Arkenstone’s career and you’ll find his music being influenced by every dimension of his personality: the contemporary-progressive musician; the ethnomusicologist; the Sibelius disciple; the internal time-traveler, the deep-space dreamer.
Arkenstone’s music has had a similar effect on listeners since the release of his debut recording, VALLEY IN THE CLOUDS, in 1987.
Arkenstone’s own musical journey began at age 10, when he immersed himself in as much music as he could find.
www.narada.com /images/ArtistBio/Arkenstone/ArkBio.htm   (553 words)

 David Arkenstone : Atlantis: A Symphonic Journey - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
By weaving single instrumental lines with rich percussion textures and sweeping orchestral power, David Arkenstone has been a master of encouraging the imagination of his listeners as he has explored both legendary mythology and accompanying stories that he has created.
The musical environment here is being touted as "sonically free," and Arkenstone provides incredible drama by mixing intimate moments with densely rhythmic energy throughout his impressionistic exploration of the mythical island.
Arkenstone employs a unique harp/flute melody/harmony line to convey the wonder of "The Temple of Poseidon," contemplates the "Jewel of the Sea" with a stark piano melody, and rings in the "Festival of the New Year" with joyful crowd noises and Asian-flavored instrumentation.
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 David Arkenstone - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: California's David Arkenstone blends global, cinematic, and rock elements into his new age sonic tapestries.
It was when he discovered the lush arrangements and exotic approach of Kitaro that Arkenstone ventured into new age music.
In 2002, Arkenstone had two Grammy nominations and several Billboard new age smash hits under his belt.
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 David Arkenstone - Biography - AOL Music
California's David Arkenstone blends global, cinematic, and rock elements into his new age sonic tapestries.
A music lover since the age of ten, when he moved to California from Chicago, Arkenstone has immersed himself in all kinds of music, and played keyboard and guitar in numerous bands from his youth.
Arkenstone returned in mid-2000 with Caravan of Light.
music.aol.com /artist/david-arkenstone/2459/biography   (255 words)

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David Arkenstone has parlayed his bold approach to sonic landscaping, his penchant for ambient, world, and pop music flavors, and his skill with both traditional instruments and computerized music-making into a long, impressive discography.
Arkenstone`s mix of atmospheric synth textures, guitars, and global rhythms and melodies, can be heard to excellent effect via quiet and reflective pieces ("Another Star in the Sky"), pictures of exotic locations ("Under the Canopy"), Middle Eastern laments ("The Magic Forest"), and dark, ethereal grooves ("City in the Clouds").
Arkenstone`s diverse directions are unified by lush production, cinematic atmospheres, and epic sweep.
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Arkenstone has always been inspired by the process of blending technology and music to create a multimedia fusion for producing amazing sounds.
Arkenstone has established himself as one of the best contemporary-instrumental musicians of our time.
David Arkenstone continues to compose, imagine, create, and execute some of the most unique musical orchestrations in the industry today.
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 Barnes & Noble.com - Music: Caravan of Light, David Arkenstone, CD
Arkenstone adds evocative keyboard and programming effects to give the impression of sparkling skies and endless shifting sands -- eerily effective on "Jewels of the Night" -- but he also rocks out on guitars and the Russian bouzouki.
While much of the music is delicate and hypnotic and evokes a feeling of exoticness and spirituality, Arkenstone sometimes breaks the spell with the introduction of vocals; one example is "Road to Zanzibar," which features Valerie Fahren where the subtle rhythms of the song are broken by the vocal line.
Arkenstone fans will surely still love this album, but those not familiar with his vast catalog of works might do better to choose one of his classic instrumental compositions.
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 David Arkenstone: Music Inspired by Middle Earth featuring David Arkenstone - Musik CDer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
But to be fair to David Arkenstone, he's always been inspired by the master fantasy author, so the release of this album just happens to be timely.
Yes, it is true that he, like most new age musicians, falls ocasionally in the terrible clichets that plague the genre, but it is also true that the man is a great composer and his music has always something valuable and special, even in his weakest moments.
Arkenstone has the gift of creating sounds that sugest more than they reveal, a cinematic music that evokes and seduces, and with this album he manages to place the listener in the mythic universe of the Middle Earth, opening our eyes and ears with the wonders and the misteries of the ring saga.
www.totaltiorden.dk /shop/product_details.php/B00005R5LV   (599 words)

 Firebird Arts & Music Virtual Catalog: David Arkenstone
Original sountrack recording from the award-winning History Channel series composed by David Arkenstone.The stirring music from this exciting series spanning the decades surounding the American Revolution authentically captures the spirit of the past when America was still a vast wilderness.
Narada recording artist David Arkenstone captures the sounds and spirit of the caravan trail frm North Africa to the Orient with exquisite textures of synthesizer, voice, and percussion.
Based on a story by Mercedes Lackey and David Arkenstone, Quest of the Dream Warrior is a concept album that follows the fantastic journey of exploration of Kyla.
www.firebirdarts.com /music/3music03.shtml   (3725 words)

 Ambient Visions Presents an Interview with David Arkenstone
When this electronic communication began, I knew I would be able to do more extensive orchestrations on my own, and hear more of what was in my head, and just experiment easier with sounds and emotional stimulation.
Tell me about some of your early compositions that were the first glimmers of the style that would eventually become very recognizable as David Arkenstone music.
The title alone sounds quite different for a David Arkenstone CD so I'm curious as to where you are headed with this one.
www.ambientvisions.com /davidarkenstone.htm   (2451 words)

 David Arkenstone - Atlantis
Why David Arkenstone isn't a top line film composer is a mystery.
A gifted multi-instrumentalist with a wide orbit of influences, Arkenstone has a fondness for the grandiose statement and the sentimental mood.
Arkenstone utilizes them all on Atlantis--the only problem is, he doesn't have a film.
www.perfectlysaid.com /DavidArkenstone_Atlantis.html   (157 words)

 Avantgarde Music. David Arkenstone: biography, discography, reviews, links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Arkenstone does not always show good taste (check out the Gregorian-like chants over reggae-fied rhythm in Chosen Voices, or the many easy-listening and jazz-rock parentheses, such as The Forgotten Lands, that only detract from the emotional intensity of the main pieces) but his command for orchestration and is awe-inspiring.
In the second half of the 1990s, Arkenstone focused on a new project, Troika, a Santa Barbara-based trio for which Arkestone composed music in his atmospheric/exotic/electronic style.
Troika's Goddess (Enso, 1996) was largely made of unreleased Arkestone tracks, organized around the theme of Kris Waldherr's book "The Book Of Goddesses", where the "Goddess" is the Earth, or, better, Gaia, and the various pieces explore different aspects of the same divinity, of her creative energy.
www.scaruffi.com /avant/arkensto.html   (1314 words)

 JR.com: David Arkenstone - Atlantis in Music: New Age:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A musical tour of the mythological underwater continent, ATLANTIS bears all the hallmarks of New Age composer David Arkenstone's craft.
The album is so detailed, dramatic, and grand in scope, that it is not difficult to imagine it as the soundtrack to a major Hollywood blockbuster, with the music's accompanying images spilling across the big screen in dazzling array.
Arkenstone's narrative comes to a head with the majestic feel of tracks like "The Painted Sails" and the tense, tribal percussion on "Fire and Water," completing a dramatic arc that resolves in the calming tones of the album's closer, "Below the Ocean."
www.jr.com /xs-david-arkenstone-atlantis-in-music-new-age--pi!3995667.html   (481 words)

 Jazz/New Age -- April, 1998 -- David Arkenstone
David Arkenstone may be the premier storyteller in the new age
Grammy-nominated classic "In The Wake Of the Wind." With choral pauses between marches this brings the album to a dramatic close.
Arkenstone is a fan of Tolkien, and this album had a ring of authenticity
www.music-reviewer.com /04_98/nwage9b.htm   (518 words)

 World Beat - David Arkenstone
Composer David Arkenstone has been called “a master of sonic sensationalism.” With nine # 1 Billboard New Age Chart hits, over one million albums sold, and two Grammy nominations, Arkenstone has become a leader of the New Age genre.
Critics hail Arkenstone’s music as “full of thunder and feeling,” a “dreamy soufflé” of layered acoustic instruments and voices, which sends the listener on a “joyous expedition.”
Producer David Michaels, who has made frequent use of Arkenstone’s music during Olympic broadcasts, is an Arkenfan.
www.fastlaneintl.com /arkenstone.htm   (394 words)

 Amazon.com: Sketches From an American Journey: Music: David Arkenstone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
David Arkenstone's 15th career album is the most instantly likable package the multi-instrumentalist has assembled since 1991's Grammy-nominated In the Wake of the Wind.
It resembles in tone and structure Arkenstone's "Citizen of the World" and "Spirit Wind," in that it is mostly sedentary slices of music punctuated by the occasional stirring anthem.
I came into the whole Arkenstone scene with "Return of the Guardians," which was (arguably) the final and most effective installment of David's adventurous "trilogy" phase.
www.amazon.com /Sketches-American-Journey-David-Arkenstone/dp/B00006876E   (1291 words)

 Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
David Arkenstone's Citizen of the World is one of two Windham Hill discs up for Best New Age CD this year.
Citizen of the World is truly a world music sampler: from the Andes-inspired "Forest Runners" to the Arabian rhythms of "Desert Crossing," Arkenstone stamps his musical passport in all corners of the globe.
If Arkenstone's disc helps people discover new world music or turn them on to his earlier Narada or Windham Hill releases, Citizen of the World will have achieved much more than a Grammy.
www.cosmik.com /aa-march00/reviews/review_david_arkenstone.html   (251 words)

 David Arkenstone Music Favorite Songs Lyrics From   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
David Arkenstone blends global, cinematic, and rock elements into his new age sonic tapestries.
Arkenstone rarely pushes the envelope, and is often...
David Arkenstone is a visionary keyboardist and composer who creates bold, symphonic programs endowed...
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 Amazon.com: Eternal Champion: Music: David Arkenstone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Although the tracks are all from Arkenstone's previous albums, they're arranged to flow smoothly from one to the next, allowing the listener to construct an accompanying story in his or her head.
Arkenstone's style is so cinematic that one wonders why he hasn't written movie music.
I first discovered David Arkenstone by getting one of his albums from the library: Citizen of the World.
www.amazon.com /Eternal-Champion-David-Arkenstone/dp/B000006FCO   (1085 words)

 Mystic Soundscapes Internet Radio | David Arkenstone
David has always inspired us with his music's rich stylistic tapestries and his ability to tell a story through his work.
David's music has recently been described as Cinematic new age rock.
"It is sometimes difficult to categorize my music and this is a term I can live with," David responded.
www.mysticsoundscapes.com /music/ark_david.asp   (135 words)

 JR.com: David Arkenstone - Visionary in Music: New Age:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
David Arkenstone is a visionary keyboardist and composer who creates bold, symphonic programs endowed with historical and literary themes.
As a teen, Arkenstone immersed himself in classical music and the classic rock and prog rock of the 1960s and '70s.
William Ackerman Ah Nee Mah Diane Arkenstone Diane Arkenstone & David Arkenstone Gandalf (New Age) Wayne Gratz David Lanz David Lanz/Paul Speer David Lanz/Gary Stroutsos Kazu Matsui Terry Oldfield Trans-Siberian Orchestra Weave George Winston Yanni
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 Indie911 :: David Arkenstone
After coming to California from rural Chicago at age 10, David immersed himself in all the music he could find.
Spending high school and college in various bands and performance groups, he then criss-crossed the country several times playing popular music.
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 David Arkenstone on Rhapsody   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Arkenstone's engaging sonic tapestries rely heavily upon synthesizers to create lush, otherworldly moods.
New Age > Contemporary Instrumental > David Arkenstone
Hear David Arkenstone and similar artists on this station.
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 David Arkenstone - Citizen Of The World - Audio CD, Compact Discs At Earfloss.com
With hit songs like "Forest Runners," "Citizen Of The World" from David Arkenstone will quickly become one of your favorites.
Land Of The Tiger - Performed by: David Arkenstone - Composed by: David Arkenstone - Track Length: 6:21
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 David Arkenstone - Valley in the Clouds - SKY.fm Forums Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This is one of my favorite songs and albums of David Arkenstone.
The Arkenstones are one of my all time favorites, but there are more selections that I like better.
This is a great track from a great conceptual album!, by the way, the first of Mr.
forums.sky.fm /showthread.php?t=3404   (247 words)

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