Tyme, Aspects of Home
Release Date: may 2013BUY
Set To Wander
Unsung, Music for the Trail
Release Date: 2007BUY
Light up the Land
Baby's Blue Eyes
Mighty and Gentle
At the Mountain's Feet
Of Nature, God, and Man
Thomas and Sarah
Light up the Land (Sung)
Sojourn, Along the Path
Release Date: 2004BUY
Bach in my Garden
Walk the Path of Faith Instr.
One Little White
Come Come Ye Saints Intro.
Walk the Path of Faith
A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief Intro.
Rock Creek Hollow
Along the Path
In the Country
What People Are Saying
I get totally immersed in this music and the films’, so much so that I spend hours listening and watching them. My husband and I love to spend time listening and watching together. We have recommended Cedar Breaks to all our friends. Thank you again for sharing.
Steve and Violet--
I am just finishing up on my thoughts about your new CD which I TRULY love and play over and over. This CD needs to be vigorously marketed in order to get the success and recognition it deserves! But much of that later when I finish my critique.
I would like to order 6 copies of the CD for Mother’s Day.
Cedar Breaks…… here are the impressions of the songs I heard on your CD and DVD. They were haunting, enlightening, spiritual, and nostalgic. I really loved them all, and found myself humming the songs throughout the day.
“My thought on” CEDAR BREAKS
Believe- Really beautiful, and is a great opener, one of my favorites. Lyrics were hard to decipher.
it’s the genre and style (like enya) of the music and some have a problem with not hearing all the words so we included them in the cd pamphlet.
Prayer-Great vocal and instrument harmony. Mike, your guitar was even, thoughtful, and upbeat. I remember you saying something very special about this song, or was it “Believe”. Will you tell us again what it was.
at the end it’s tries to simulate the place between sleep and awake. like the moment just before you fall asleep while you are praying.
Morning- Light and airy. The way we all want to wake up in the morning.
Set to Wander- Michael, Rebecca, and Diane’s words were clear and understandable, and just right for that type of song.
Rainy Day-Love this melancholy song! It was reminiscent of those starry songs of the 40′s.
Thanks, Diana really takes us back there with this one. Have you ever woke up on a summer morning with the clouds low on the mountains and the sounds of thunder and rain with a cool breeze moving through the room. You roll over and go back to sleep and end up blowing the day off. It only works when you are alone and at home.
Home- Great Banjo! Nostalgic song. Was that someone playing a saw in the background? Would like to hear more from Keith.
That is actually all banjo though it sounds like a saw. it’s done with an instrument called an e-bow which is held with the right hand and it vibrates the string. He is playing it all at the same time. Keith lives in southern Utah spends a lot of time playing for groups especially the youth with his son indy when he isn’t on a project with Cedar Breaks.
Snow- Very ethereal. Beautiful harmony, violin and guitar. One of my favorites. It gave me warm shivers.. The lyrics were difficult to decipher.
It’s from a poem by Archabald Lampman, read it, it’s awesome. Loreena McKennitt originally put the poem to song and was kind enough to let Cedar Breaks record it and do it our way.
Always Mine- Could not understand lyrics. Can be frustrating to a listener, especially when the lyrics are so beautiful.
once you read the lyrics you will hear them in the song and won’t want them any other way.
Tyme- Mike, your guitar sounds light and happy. Loved the words and the vocalist. Wonderful background!
“There is a place I sometimes go, a certain face I somehow know..” I can relate to that.
close…… here is the lyrics correction, and it means there is a feeling you get that seems familiar like you are trying to remember something, but can’t bring it to clarity in your mind.
“There is a place I sometimes go, and certain things I somehow know..
Aspects- Great arrangement. Positive song. Loved the bass
Twilight- Sounds familiar. Was it in the Sweetwater dvd? It would be great background music for a film. I think Ken Burns would really like music like this. It wouldn’t hurt to send him this CD!
Yes this is a Sam Cardon song done from an original song called “quarrel with the landlady” by Turlough O Carolan. he adapted it to the sweetwater rescue theme.
Strong- My favorite! It gives me chills. Haunting. The vocal was so beautiful, but wish I could have deciphered the words better.
Rebecca really adds the feeling of the spirit of strength in our heritage and diverse culture. The caring attitude of the people and extreme wonders and beauty of the state and country for that matter.
No Place – Was this recording supposed to have had a scratchy beginning and ending? Just wondering.
yes, we added the scratchy record sound on purpose for affect.
Diane’s and Rebecca’s vocal technique was very good, but we would like to have heard their words more clearly.
Loved the Celtic touch in many of the songs. Is your style called contemporary folk?
we call it new age folk
Do you know Caitlin Wise, Steele Croswhite, and Eliza Gilkyson, Loreena McKennitt and the others personally or did they audition?
Wow you flatter us as these you listed are stars.
Caitlin Wise is an amazing actress and worked with us on the ole madsen film so we had her back, she is awesome, Steele, Eliza, and Loreena were kind enough to let us use their songs. Chanel Kostich is an extremely talented young dancer. And we teamed up with Norm Bosworth a very talented photographer, director and editor.
Your music was advanced and cohesive. We would love to hear Cedar Breaks perform. Please keep us posted.
Cedar breaks is finishing up their latest project which is music for the new historical novel “Upon Destiny’s Song” and currently in the studio recording a new album, “Myst, Thread of Life”. We are not currently touring as most of the band members are on “maternity leave”, which is a great thing. We are committed to a very unique sound and style of music that has meaning and message. A “Unique sound and familiar feel”. see more information at www.upondestinyssong.com
You really must market your music to Western, folk groups, esp Utah groups so they can sing your songs. Have you contacted people like Scott Swofford- BYU motion pictures, or Sterling Van Wagenen-Utah filmmaker? Our daughter in law, Cali, does hair and makeup for films and photo shoots and is very very good.
We are just launching, our music is on line and the new book, which highlights some of our music, will be out June 1st 2013, and we have entered our work in some film festivals starting at the Washington DC Music and Film Festival in august. Watch for us at other film festivals around the country and you can see us perform on some of our music videos on youtube and Vimeo.
see more information on www.cedarbreaksband.com
Tyme, Aspects of Home
Great direction, photography, and production of this DVD. Very relaxing and contemplative.
Had a difficult time relating the first segment with the rest of the message in the DVD. It was a bit of a disconnect, and for cohesiveness I would suggest that you remove this visual segment and use it at another time.
This can only be seen at film festivals this year.
sorry you had trouble with the first segment, as it is paramount to our message. it defines our need to be proud of who we are and our freedom. it’s touches on becoming aware of what we have and even the struggle to get it, from minorities, natives, gender rights, and ecology. our responsibility to care for each other and our land and to tell the world the blessings of freedom.
In Prayer, Rebecca looked very nice. I liked the black and white background robes the violinist wore. I would have liked to have heard a solo from her.
I thought Diane looked great in the red dress and lipstick for the 40′s nightclub scene in Rainy Day.
Did you do some of your filming at Heritage Park and the Brigham Young home? Also the Beehive house, Antelope Island, and Lake Powell? Where did you film the Snow scene? What about the other scenes? I am always curious about those sorts of details.
The filming is almost all original footage shot by Norm Bosworth and represents thousands of hours of filming all over the state of Utah.
The bands snow scenes were shot up big cottonwood canyon, trudging for about a mile in cold snowy conditions. I dropped and broke a guitar climbing up some rocks.
You were right. The ballerina did a great job!
Chanel danced all day on the salt flats and it was amazing watching her in that setting. The university dance director Glenda Staples went with us and spent all day helping which included patching up her shoes as the abrasive salt flats were hard on them. she went through 2 pair of shoes in the filming. It was a magical day.
I think you wrote the script for Caitlin Wise. It was inspiring.
The actors and children were all naturals and looked so beautiful! Why did Amy break the record at the end? It didn’t seem to fit in with the message of the CD.
Well I will just say that though we are dedicated to our music and passionate about our message, we have fun doing what we do and don’t take ourselves too seriously.
Tyme, Aspects of Home reminds me to be thankful everyday. Thankful for everything I have, every lesson I have learned and where I came from. The music brings a tranquil simplicity that calms the soul and quiets the wordly noise around me. A fantastic compilation from a very talented group of muscians.
you have truly touch me
Your music touches my heart. I am going to share this with a new and dear friend of mine….. She will really enjoy your music and the message. I loved the trailer…I just kept playing it over and over again
Through musical artistry Cedar Breaks pulls back the curtains allowing a flood of music and song to wash
over our definition of what it is to be alive and acknowledging those countless generations who have made our lives possible.
I like the guitar music best of all. It seems to lighten my spirit.
--The guitar; My Favorite
I just watched the documentary and loved it. It is so beautiful and filled with passion and love. I think it turned out to be absolutely magical!
I always enjoy your music, it is something I can sit back and relax to
Tyme – Aspects of Home, album by Cedar Breaks is a refreshing collection of creativity and talent. Each selection touches my soul in a different way, with feelings of serenity, appreciation, and delight that deepen with each listening. It reminds me of places in time that were unsettling – past ambivilances and moments of decision and peaceful closures. Tyme brightens, enlightens, empowers and rejuvenates me. It quickly became my new favorite CD. Thank you Cedar Breaks.
Wow, that is a quality song! Great website too, I am impressed
You really do have an amazing band. The music is wonderful and the video’s divine.
Thanks for bringing this beautiful music and videos into our lives.
I love it! It is like taking a whirl wind tour of all the beautiful places in Utah.
composer contest winner: “Tyme”
“an attractive, ingratiating song”
composer contest winner: “set to wander”
“a plaintive and tender song….very lovely”
composer contest winner: “Eutaw”
“The symbolic nature of your song kept me guessing and involved right to the end when the symbolism became crystal clear. Congratulations for a most original allegoric text. The phonetic title is very clever and immediately sent my mind into a subjunctive realm where i remained throughout to the end thanks to the beautiful wrought lyrics.”
composer contest winner: “Rainy Day”
“The lyrics are nice and picturesque, colorful chords. . A nice relaxed rhythm and tempo. Kind of melancholy. It really is a lovely song. A pleasure to hear.