The music on this CD is meticulously chosen, specially arranged, and carefully mixed and mastered to bring to you a variety of styles, tempos, rhythms and tones that will help to gently relax, soothe, heal and beautify. THE STORY OF THE BIRTH OF BEAUTY MUSIC The concept of 'Beauty Music', the belief that beauty comes from within and can be nurtured and called forth through certain kinds of music, began with 3 master musicians - John Two-Hawks, Seamus Byrne, and Sir Charles Hammer - and the president of Circle Studios Records. Together, they dreamed and envisioned the idea that music created with beautiful intent could affect and enrich the inner, and outer beauty of the listener. Once the music was created and recorded, it was mixed and mastered at New Life Productions in Ireland by Seamus Byrne, then sent back to Circle Studios in the states. It was then that the legendary Sir Charles Hammer fell ill, and passed away suddenly at just 51 years of age. All involved in the 'Beauty Music' project were stunned and saddened, and 'Beauty Music' went quietly onto the shelf. 3 years later, Sir Charles' lifelong soulmate asked Circle Studios to take another listen to 'Beauty Music', and to consider releasing it at last. With her excitement and enouragement, 'Beauty Music' was taken from it's dusty shelf, given new life and finally became a reality. May this story of the birth, and rebirth of 'Beauty Music' inspire your life, and may the music of 'Beauty Music' enrich, heal and beautify you from within, and flow outward to all you know and meet. ARTIST BIOS John Two-Hawks, a Grammy and Emmy nominated, Platinum Award winning and 6-time Nammy nominated artist, is regarded as one of the top Native American flute players in the world. His powerful, enchanting music is loved by people across the globe. A master of literally dozens of instruments, Two-Hawks is especially esteemed for captivating audiences with his haunting cedar flutes and amazing voice. A true musical pioneer, his numerous best-selling CDs and ground-breaking achievements have earned him a distinguished reputation as one of the world's premier Native American musicians. John Two-Hawks is a beautiful, gentle soul, as well as a brilliant composer, musician and performer, and this all comes through in his wonderful, one-of-a-kind music. Seamus Byrne, also known internationally as Manach, is a premier Celtic flutist, bohdran player, singer and composer. A contemplative monastic who lives in the Wicklow mountains of Ireland, Seamus' sweet, healing music is loved by fans around the world, and he has performed for audiences as large as 30,000. Sir Charles Hammer, the late, great classical guitar master, released over a dozen brilliant CDs before his untimely passing, all of which showcased his unique approach to classical guitar music. Most memorable perhaps, is his 'It's Only Love' CD, a classical guitar tribute to The Beatles. The incredible music of Sir Charles lives on through his CDs, and through new music like this 'Beauty Music' CD, a testament to the musical genius of this exceptional and beautiful human being.