Stephen Majewski is a composer and arranger of music for solo piano. ROADS is his latest album. The contemporary solo piano pieces blend classical motifs with folk melodies, evoking a plaintive, wistful, peaceful atmosphere.
ROADS includes three original songs: “Morning Star,” “Wings of the Dawn,” and “Hope;” Majewski’s piano arrangement of “In the Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg; and covers of three songs from the 1977 Rankin/Bass animated production of The Hobbit: “Roads,” “Misty Mountains Cold,” and “The Greatest Adventure.”
Maury Laws, the composer of The Hobbit soundtrack and other Rankin/Bass productions such as “The Year Without a Santa Claus” and “Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town,” called ROADS “most enjoyable.” Another listener described the songs as “quite haunting and beautiful at the same time. Very enjoyable."
Songs from Majewski’s debut solo piano album, TAMARAC, have been played on Pandora more than 2.6 million times.
Playing the piano and composing began in earnest for Majewski m