for your consideration:
New Age Album
ONE DROP BECAME AN OCEAN
A suite of water music recorded during some my many wonderful sessions with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. I have spent most of my life living on or near water. Many of my mornings are found strolling under the massive cotton wood trees that reside by the streams and lakes of Colorado. When I walk along a river, or sit in front of a lake or a vast sea, I am reminded that even a single drop of hope can become an ocean.
RADIO Top TEN 12 weeks in a row!!
“Two time Emmy winner, Charles Denler, is one of the world’s most prolific composers. His film scores have dazzled moviegoers worldwide and his instrumental albums have soothed audiences everywhere. On his new contemporary album One Drop Became An Ocean his talents are boundless. He incorporates every familiar embodiment of water that can heal the body and quiet the soul, and does it with brilliance.” - R J Lannon
“One Drop Became An Ocean expresses the grace, peace and timelessness of any large body of water, where change is constant and yet it remains unchanged and eternal. The music is also symbolic of how one drop of hope can grow and expand. Denler and his piano along with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra have created a sparkling masterpiece that is not to be missed!”
- Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com
"I thought that spending a Moment at Dawn with Charles Denler was a musical twinkling of paradise; the music and the creative spirit have moved on and made this release, a manifestation of utter beauty in a tranquil harbor of calm natural bliss. To paint with music is clearly a passion for the composer and musician. Charles Denler has a wonderful talent, not only as a composer but also as a pianist; he has a heart and a love for music that is so honest, evident and true, and anyone who can manifest great opuses like Rolling Thunder and The Seventh Wave should be applauded for his talent, skill and musical genius. A completely recommended album on all levels. Rating: Excellent"
- Steve Sheppard, One World Music
“magnificent, and just as wonderful as any symphony you’ve ever heard… the heavens will definitely intrude in your thoughts as you listen. Certainly, if you’re a lover of classic string works, you will find “Whispering Seas” a favorite, and will be listening to it quite often… in fact, Charles’s style of composition and playing have won him Emmy Awards already, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this fine musical experience gets him a new nomination! It is the title track, “One Drop Became An Ocean“, that got my vote for personal favorite…he takes you through the entire journey – from a single drop to the huge swelling ocean that envelops your ears… again, his music is simply composed, but beautifully executed, and certainly merits the MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED I’m giving it, as well as an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99. Get more information about this modern musical genius at the Charles Denler website."
- Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
"One Drop Became An Ocean is a sublimely elegant collection of fourteen compositions spanning thirty-six minutes, which were recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Among many things that I immensely appreciate about this album, as with others that take its approach, is the accompaniment of live orchestration. Alternately shifting from boldly cinematic and sweeping to minimal chamber passages throughout, Denler creates many aural contrasts, as he perfectly illustrates the water element in its full capacity ranging from dramatic power to the deepest of calm. A heartfelt ode to the aquatic realm, hearing this album often reminded me of being in a dome theatre and experiencing the adventure unfolding all around me. Likely to appeal to many fans of new age, neoclassical and film score music, One Drop Became An Ocean is simply a masterful work of prepossessing elegance!"
- Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes Radio
With nearly two hundred film and television scores and thousands concerts to his credit, Charles Denler’s EMMY AWARD winning fusion of Classical and Modern Composition can be heard all over the world.
Charles received critical acclaim by winning an EMMY in 2004 for his work on “Bentley Creek” and went on to receive his second EMMY in 2005 for his score to “Beyond The Medal Of Honor”. In 2010 Charles was awarded the Jury Choice GOLD MEDAL for his score to the Richard Gere film, “Teenage Witness”, and a second GOLD MEDAL for the film, “I AM”, at the Park City Film Music Festival. In 2011 Charles received the Ribaut Award for Excellence In Music For Film at the Beaufort International Film Festival and in 2015 he was given a GOLD MEDAL at the Houston World Fest for his symphony, “Portraits of Colorado”. His album, "Moment At Dawn", won a GOLD MEDAL at the 2016 Global Music Awards and his recent album, "One Drop Became An Ocean", became a chart topping worldwide radio hit staying in the Top 5 for eight weeks.
Charles' music has been featured with artists such as Creed, Cyndi Lauper, and Paul Simon. He has also been published with six American Music Company CDs, and two Reserve Music CDs. His American Symphony No. 1 is published on the Reference Recordings Label. Charles has also published three score books, "The Orchestra", “The Unspoken Narrative” and “Moment At Dawn”.
Films featuring Charles’ music include National Geographic, The History Channel, PBS, main themes for the STARZ! Kids' Television Network, music for Animal Planet, Honda, Coca Cola, Oprah, Dateline, NBC, NASA, The Colorado Rockies, and many feature film productions. Actors featured in Charles' films include Richard Gere, Burt Reynolds, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, Daryl Hannah, Richard Dreyfuss, Steve Guttenberg, Louis Gossett Jr., Michael Madsen, Charles Durning and many others…
Concert works include “PORTRAITS OF COLORADO, An American Symphony No. 1”, a commission by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and “PORTRAITS IN SEASON, Suite for Piano & Orchestra”, premiered with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Charles has also conducted and played piano with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2014, he was asked to compose a new theme for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Team. The music was recorded at Boettcher Concert Hall with the Colorado Symphony and premiered live at Coors Field on opening day. Charles conducted the ensemble. According to the Denver Post, his music helped to bring an estimated 1.8 billion dollars of new tourism to Colorado through the use of his symphony in tourism commercials. Charles has lectured at film festivals and universities all across the United States. He is also a professor, teaching composition, music theory, and music production.
Charles' accomplishments have been featured in many articles including Keyboard Magazine, MIX Magazine, Recording Magazine, The Denver Post, WORLD Magazine, The Denver Business Journal, River East Magazine, Low Country Weekly, and POST Magazine.