Peace On Earth

Peace On Earth

Michael Benghiat

Listen to Track Samples:

Track Title
Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Away In A Manger
Silent Night
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
We Three Kings of Orient Are
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
The First Noel
What Child Is This
Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Holiday Music for Relaxation  This holiday album offers a personal selection of holiday classics from musician/composer Michael Benghiat in original arrangements for acoustic instruments. Massage therapists worldwide relax their clients to the music of Michael Benghiat, the acclaimed composer of the award-winning Esalen Massage DVD soundtrack and the companion music CD, Harmony.

Michael Benghiat performs on guitars and keyboards with Stephanie Bennett on harp, Phil Feather on oboe and Brice Martin on flutes and recorders. Total run time:  56:10

Everyone is so familiar with the traditional holiday classic carols that I decided to do some non-traditional arrangements.  I thought it would be meaningful to make the melodies and arrangements really slow, really relaxing, and somewhat disguise them, so you aren’t quite sure at first what the piece is.” -- Michael Benghiat


Michael Benghiat

A Santa Monica native, Michael Benghiat has experienced a multicultural musical palette since childhood. Accomplished on both the piano and guitar, Michael grew up in a home surrounded by music, with parents who not only treasured music but encouraged learning about music from a variety of cultural and ethnic heritages.This early exposure to the enduring folk traditions of Greek, Sephardic, Spanish, and Middle Eastern music as well as to classical orchestral music helped forge Michael’s unique musical sensibility. Michael’s curiosity and interest in non-western musical instruments and traditions finds expression today in his study and collection of exotic acoustic instruments from around the world. His ongoing explorations of musical culture are a natural extension of his BA degree and graduate level work in classical music composition at UCLA. The author of several books on the guitar, Michael’s work as a musician and composer reflects his desire to “reach more people than I can teach one-on-one.”

"I enjoy creating music that leads you inward.  We all find ourselves refreshed by just the simple act of stopping for a moment and really relaxing.  I try to create a musical world that facilitates this." - Michael Benghiat

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