Artist: Laurie Z.
"Sunrise" is a MIDI solo piano piece written and performed by Laurie Z. It was originally a demo created for several of Kawai's CA and CP series digital pianos.
Praise for "Sunrise" -
"A joyous celebration of life... I wish I had written it."
~ Michael Dulin, Pianist/Composer, President, Equity Digital
"'Sunrise' is a beautiful example of late pianist/composer Laurie Z.'s evocative and expressive composing style. Originally a demo for some of Kawai's digital pianos, the piece has been lovingly transcribed and is being presented in sheet music form for piano students and all pianists who love classic structure with a contemporary touch. As the title suggests, 'Sunrise' is warm, gentle, and optimistic, and is perfectly suited for upper intermediate levels and above. I have been successfully working with my students for years from Laurie Z.'s songbook, Roots, and 'Sunrise' is a delightful addition to my teaching repertoire. I highly recommend it!" ~ Kathy Parsons, Independent Piano Teacher and writer for MainlyPiano.com
Zebra Productions extends thanks to Kawai for providing the demo and for permitting us to use Sunrise towards preserving Laurie's musical legacy .
Image Credit: NASA
On Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, International Space Station astronaut Ron Garan used a high definition camera to film one of the sixteen sunrises astronauts see each day. This image shows the rising sun as the station flew along a path between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina.