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Paul Halley's music


'Halley’s mellifluous tone and subtle harmonic shifts sent many in the audience home in a state of musical rapture. '
- The Washington Post


'It was Halley’s own arrangements that transformed this event into a genuinely moving and often heart-rending tribute to the best that the American spirit has to offer.' 
- The Berkshire Eagle 


'Halley draws upon (an) eclectic vision, including elements of classical and Celtic music, folk songs, and fantasies in his compositions. Playing music that is at once vibrant and intricately contrapuntal, he deploys the instruments with a symphonic sense of coloration.
- Billboard Magazine 
 

'Halley composed much of the music, setting poetry and other selections to majestic, graceful melodies and arrangements. Halley (and Thomason) present a seamless unity of passion and praise, blending the old and the new in a CD replete with respect for the content … an enriching experience regardless of your belief system; there is a universality in the musical expression that transcends denomination.'
- Rambles Online


'Halley has a strong sense of melody and harmony, a boundless range of technique and an irresistibly affirmative point of view.'
- Tower Records 'Pulse'


'…a powerhouse of ingenuity, creativity and soulfulness. Halley’s mastery of styles from French Impressionism to Jazz and New Age is nothing short of absolute brilliance.'
- The Living Church


'Halley eschews sectarian ritual, instead creating a kind of supernatural realm for acoustic and emotional interplay.'
-The American Organist


'What earns this recording a place in the Pantheon are the descants Halley wrote for four carols, fresh, audacious and thrilling.'
- The Absolute Sound


'Halley’s vision of a world without boundaries is powerfully conveyed in a work that will continue to delight, inspire, and amaze after many repeated auditions.'
-  The American Organist Magazine 


'The melodies he [Paul Halley] wrote for his solo piano/pipe organ LP, Pianosong, are so tuneful Barry Manilow would become an axe murderer just for the chance to say "I wrote them."’ 
- Cincinnati Enquirer 


'Halley has managed to banish murkiness altogether from his playing. Perhaps it’s his clarity that’s most outstanding, or maybe because of his clarity
he can accomplish so much more than ordinary mortals.'
- Kitchener/Waterloo Record



 

 

 

  Performances

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Are you interested in engaging Paul Halley for an organ recital? Would you like to arrange for our Pelagos Artists to participate with you in a special performance or to commemorate a special event?

For performance information in PDF format, click on the links below.For performance information in PDF format, click on the links below.

PDF Performances General Information
PDF Performances Schedule of Rates
PDF Paul Halley Biography

About performances

1) Dates and Availability:
Paul Halley is available for concert performances throughout the year except the month of August when he is usually on his boat, sailing. Concert dates other than Saturday evenings are preferred since Paul is Director of Music at All Saints Cathedral, Halifax, NS and therefore engaged early on Sunday mornings.

2
) Repertoire and Duration:
Concert performances usually comprise two forty-five-minute halves with a fifteen-minute intermission. A solo keyboard concert by Paul Halley may include classic organ repertoire and/or piano repertoire as well as Paul’s new keyboard works and improvisations.

Other performance possibilities include Paul Halley and Keramion Band performing repertoire from the “Angel On A Stone Wall” recording, or Paul Halley and two associate keyboardists performing repertoire from the “Triptych” recording for piano, pipe organ, and harpsichord. Sound and or audio/visual equipment may be required for these types of performances performances to balance the instruments for optimal audience enjoyment.

Choral performances and/or worship services sung by Keramion Singers, directed by Paul Halley, comprise choral repertoire in sacred and secular genres, with organ accompaniment or a cappella.


3) Rehearsal:
For organ and piano concerts, Paul Halley prefers to arrive at the venue at least one day prior to a concert performance, to familiarize himself with the instruments and to rehearse repertoire in the venue. Those concerts involving other artists, choirs, or sound equipment may require one to two rehearsals and sound checks in the venue prior to the concert. 

4) Fees: Please see PDF Performances Schedule of Rates 

5) Additional Expenses: Travel, accommodations, and incidental expenses are additional. A per diem for meals is requested.

6) Terms of Payment: A twenty-percent non-refundable deposit, due with the signing of the Performance Agreement, is required to secure the performance date with the Artists. An additional thirty-percent of the performance fee is due no later than 90 days prior to the performance date, with the remaining fifty-percent balance of the performance fee due at Pelagos no later than the performance date. 

7) Promotional Materials: Pelagos will provide publicity photos and biographical materials about the Artists for use in promoting and publicizing the contracted performance. 

8) CD Sales: Pelagos requests that the Artist's recordings be available for sale at the performance, with no venue or sales commission payable to the concert producer. If a representative of the concert producer is engaged to administer sales of the recordings at the performance, a sales commission of 15% may be retained by the concert producer. 

9) Options:
Resident Choirs:
The resident choir of the venue or concert producer (church, community, or college) may play an integral role in the contracted performance. Consultation on repertoire by Paul Halley and the Choral Music Director is recommended, and published scores of Paul Halley works selected for the performance may be purchased from Pelagos by the concert producer at preferential discounts.

Commissions: Organizations sponsoring a performance may wish to commission a work by Paul Halley to be premiered at the concert or to commemorate a special occasion. Please contact Pelagos for details.  
Please see
Commissions for more information.

Feel free to contact us with questions about the process of contracting Pelagos Artists for a performance.


Book one of these exciting concerts:

Paul Halley In Recital

Solo organ concert featuring classic repertoire, original compositions, and improvisation.

"I have just received the festival recording. Mr. Hallley's (performance) is just as chilling on the recording as it was in person - absolutely electrifying from beginning to end." - 2017 - LM (organ festival chair)

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Paul Halley is a Grammy Award-winning composer and keyboardist, known for his lyrical style, inventive improvisations, and impeccable sense of rhythm, lending his organ and keyboard recitals a level of excitement not often encountered in other settings. An organ recital usually highlights works from the Baroque, Romantic, and Modern eras as well as original compositions from Paul Halley's keyboard recordings such as Triptych and Nightwatch. Recitals and keyboard concerts usually comprise two forty-five-minute halves with a fifteen-minute intermission.

For Paul Halley's complete bio and more information...


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Angel On A Stone Wall
An instrumental ensemble concert featuring work from Paul Halley's landmark recording with Paul Halley, Nick Halley, and the Keramion Band

“Paul Halley is an immensely creative musician who gathers inspiration from wherever the wind blows. ‘Angel On A Stone Wall’ is both beautiful and inspiring, enlightening and free.” - Sound Waves
                                

 

Nick Halley and Paul Halley

A live concert performance of instrumental compositions featured on the recording Angel On A Stone Wall by acclaimed keyboardist and Grammy-winner Paul Halley, accompanied by the best new young talent from the New York jazz and classical scenes. With compositions ranging from intimate solo piano pieces to dynamic ensemble works of world music, Paul Halley explores the extraordinary range of his composing, arranging and keyboard skills, drawing on his roots in jazz, Gregorian chant, Jamaican dance, classical music, and popular song to create music that is vital and timeless. 


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Triptych
A concert featuring an unusual trio of piano, pipe organ, & harpsichord with
Paul Halley, Renée Louprette,
Andrew Henderson

"There has probably never been a trio like the one-man keyboard orchestra Paul Halley has created for "Triptych". Playing music that is at once vibrant and intricately contrapuntal, he deploys the instruments with a symphonic sense of coloration.” - Billboard  



Renee Louprette, Andrew Henderson, and Paul Halley  - the original Triptych Trio

An unusual and exciting concert performance featuring the unique trio of piano, pipe organ, and harpsichord.  The Triptych repertoire, created by composer Paul Halley for his recent keyboard CD of the same name, comprises music in a range of style from classical to jazz, folk songs to broad 'symphonic' works, and gorgeous improvisations. The intricate weaving of the three keyboard parts is accomplished brilliantly in “live” performance by this inventive trio of acclaimed and accomplished recitalists.



 
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