Soothing CDs
Relaxing CDs make great gifts for yourself or anyone who needs to take a breather from the harsh sounds of a noisy world. Here are some samples with varying instruments that Amazon listeners recommend.

"Avalon," Stephanie Bennett. Traditional Welsh, Scottish and Irish arrangements and original songs for massage and relaxation composed and performed by Bennett and accompanying musicians.

"Pure Piano Panoramas," Jeff Bjorck. Bjorck surrounds his own compositions with original arrangements of two traditional hymns.

"Soothing Sanctuary," David and Steve Gordon. The Gordon brothers combine the gentle instrumentals of harp, flute and piano with nature sounds.

"Canyon Trilogy: Native American Flute Music," R. Carlos Nakai. Nakai is able to play duets with his own echo, in an effort to emulate the echoes of the past that haunt ancient cliff dwellings.

"On Wings of a Dove: Harp Music to Soothe the Soul," Christine Grace Magnussen. A meditative, healing journey of solo harp used in hospitals and in complementary therapy sessions.

"Conferring with the Moon: Pieces for Guitar," William Ackerman. Solo acoustic guitar selections.

"December, Piano Solos 20th Anniversary Edition," George Winston. Mixes traditional carols, a couple of classical works, and his own originals.

"Tibetan Meditation Music," Nawang Khechog. The Tibetan flutist marks 20 years as a professional musician with this collection of 11 original compositions based on traditional meditative themes.