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Rick Stier's PIANOLatte


♪ Welcome to Rick Stier’s PIANOLatte

Piano keysThank you for visiting the official website of Rick Stier. Rick is a Christian pianist from Southern California. PIANOLatte was created to honor the memory of Rick’s Dad, who went to be with the Lord suddenly in 2006. Rick would play, his Dad would listen and Rick would soon see tears in the eyes of this man he loved dearly. Each CD Rick produces features a special Tribute to Dad arrangement.

The mission of PIANOLatte is to transition listeners to worship. Rick plays Preludes of Praise every Sunday morning at 7:45 am at Rancho Community Church in Temecula, California and is honored to join various gospel artists at venues throughout the year.

His first album, PIANOLatteNotes to Nourish the Soul, is a compilation of some of your favorite Christian songs including The Old Rugged Cross, Amazing Grace, What a Friend we have in Jesus, and His Eye is on the Sparrow, featuring two Steinway grands.

Rick is pleased to introduce his new PIANOLatte release: A Place of Quiet Rest.  There is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of God.  Rick’s  prayer is that these fresh interpretations of cherished hymns will nourish your soul with God’s overwhelming love. 

PIANOLatteA place of Quiet Rest is performed on Rick’s personal instruments – Steinway and Bechstein. The inside CD cover for A Place of Quiet Rest identifies which piano is being played for each selection.  You’ll enjoy hearing the delightful nuances of each instrument. Let Rick know which piano you prefer!  He would love to hear from you.

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A personal note about A Place of Quiet Rest

“Pure Piano!  Rick Stier’s new recording; A Place of Quiet Rest features over an hour of amazing selections.  Besides prodigious technique and broad understanding of keyboard mastery, what stands out is Rick’s unique approach to harmony and arranging.  You’ll hear beloved melodies from over the years, for sure, including touches from the classics.  The most special part for me is the spectacular way Rick uses the expressive potential of the piano to the fullest extent.  There are wonderful musical serendipities around every corner.  Rick’s new release is absolute Pure Piano!”  Dr. Calvin Taylor, Recording Artist and Music Publisher

Thank you sincerely Calvin.  I am humbled and honored by comments from such an extraordinary pianist and accomplished musician!  Check out Calvin’s prodigious achievements at his Website: http://www.calvintaylormusic.org  

I am so pleased to be able to share this new PIANOLatte music with you. The album theme is A Quiet Place with (There is a place of quiet rest) Near to the Heart of God. Also included are Be Still My Soul (theme from Finlandia), Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus, and the often requested How Great Thou Art. The treasured classic It is Well with My Soul is uniquely paired with Schumann’s Opus 15 Scenes from Childhood / Traumerei (Dreaming). I hope it will touch your heart. Edelweiss (from The Sound of Music) joins The Beautiful Garden of Prayer and In the Garden.

My special Tribute to Dad medley on this CD is Whisper a Prayer with The Prayer Perfect. I have precious memories of Dad singing “his song;” The Prayer Perfect, with his sweet and soaring first tenor vocals. I hope it will nourish your soul.

I’ve also included my Tribute to America which includes This is My Country, God Bless America, and Battle Hymn of the Republic. A Place of Quiet Rest is over an hour of music performed on two amazing instruments – Steinway and Bechstein. Take a listen to see which one you prefer!

There is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of God. My prayer is that these fresh interpretations of cherished hymns and favorite gospel melodies will nourish your soul with God’s overwhelming love and matchless grace, bringing you closer to His heart.