"The Longing" is a beautifully recorded solo project that imparts old world flavors with some more modern musical motifs. This is Gosselin's first all original album and defines his refined sensibilities on the Chapman Stick Touchboard as a solo artist. The album has twelve tracks that range in emotional content from a bright cheerful walk through flower laden trails to the grief one experiences from the loss of a loved one. From joy to sorrow, and everything in between, it reflects the human condition capturing snapshots all from the viewpoint of love's perspective.
Tune titles include
Sacrifice Of Love
Thoughts Of You
No Going BackBuy "The Longing" at CD Baby
"Celtic Vision" is a collaborative effort highlighting the "Chapman Stick Touchboard" in various musical combinations with traditional instruments such as Irish whistle and violin as well as modern instruments such as Zendrum and synthsizer. "Celtic Vision" offers a new musical perspective in several of the arrangements as duo, trio, and quartet situations. Guest artists include Ty Rogers (Zendrum), Miriam Newman (Violin), Susan Hammer (Irish Whistle), and Christian Gosselin (Synthesizer).
The Irish Boy
Sir Arthur Shaen
The Fairy Queen
Planxty Burke/ Planxty Drew
O'Carolan's Quarrel With The Landlady
The Star Of County Down
The Fair Little ChildBuy "Celtic Vision" at CD Baby
"Lovestream," Leo's newest release, is a solo recording that includes contemporary pieces by such well-known composers as Eric Clapton, Elton John, Sting, and Van Morrison, as well as Leo's original pieces written specifically for the "Chapman Stick." The album is a collection of pieces that encompasses the human condition in all its facets of love. Beautiful renditions of "Always On My Mind," "Desperado," and "Fields Of Gold" portray the tonal qualities of the "Stick" in its purest form.
Always On My Mind
Tears In Heaven
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
Caught In The Current
Fields Of Gold
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Sacrifice Of LoveBuy "Lovestream" at CD Baby.
Leo’s solo album, “Christmas Traditions”, highlights the “Stick” with four handed arrangements and counter melodies written for traditional carols that will make this a truly memorable Christmas tradition. Leo has also added some keyboard work to several of the carols creating a full listening experience.
Joy To The World
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
We Three Kings, Away In A Manger
Silent Night, Good King Wenceslas
The Coventry Carol
The First Noel
Deck The Hall
O Holy Night
The Holly And The Ivy
What Child Is This
Once In Royal David’s City
God Rest Ye Merry
O Christmas Tree
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
O Come All Ye Faithful
We Wish You A Merry ChristmasBuy "Christmas Traditions" at CD Baby
Fields Of Gold
This rendition of Fields Of Gold has a crystal clear melodic presence on The Chapman Stick and some unexpected harmonies with a country twist to it!Buy this Download at CDBaby
No Escape is a fully orchestrated arrangement composed by Leo Gosselin on the Chapman Stick Touchboard. It evokes a sense of bewilderment and searching with a sense of time being of the essence.Buy this Download at CD Baby!
Caught In The Current
'Caught In The Current' is an original solo recording that follows the currents and eddies of a slow moving stream as it ventures forth through the landscape.Buy this Download single at CD Baby.
This original Stick arrangement has a country/folk oriented flavour to it. It's the title track of my Album.Buy this Download at CD Baby now.
Hopeful Heart is an original solo composition that elicits an essence contemplation and yearning for a loving future. The Chapman Grand Stick is crystal clear in its delivery and execution.Buy this Download at CD Baby
A truly passionate reflective solo album by veteran Chapman Grand Stick player Leo A. Gosselin. Gosselin’s sensitivity to this remarkably innovative stringed instrument is captured in all its splendor and clarity—a beautiful soothing instrumental work. Leo’s love for the beautiful melody is apparent in his playing style and his selection of pieces. “Dream Waters” opens with a soulful rendition of Chick Corea’s “Crystal Silence”. On this piece, Gosselin blends the sweet melody and chordal work together such that the two sides of the Stick become one. Also scattered throughout this work are Stick arrangements of traditional Celtic folksongs as well as a single Leo Gosselin composition titled “Spanish Circles” which carries on the lyrical qualities of his other selections. “The selections on this album were compiled in the hopes that they would convey a sense of serenity, peace and quiet contemplation to the listener. The images on the front and back covers were taken in the early morning along a New Mexico highway. The water was a welcoming delight beckoning me to stop and behold it—even if only for a minute—enough time to capture its ephemeral beauty before it would transform itself, leaving no trace behind in these arid flatlands. Enough time to look in awe, to think quiet thoughts, to breathe life in deeply...and give thanks”
Only My Heart
Ramble to Cashel
It Never Get’s Easier
Spanish CirclesBuy "Dream Waters" at CD Baby