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Mystic Voices Soaring: Chamber Music for the Native American Flute by Don Freund, John Heins, Justin Rubin, Marilyn Bliss, William Hill & James Aikman / James Pellerite, Native American flute

Album Summary

>Freund, Don : Medicine Wheel, for soprano, mezzo-soprano & Native American flute
>Heins, John : Nature Story, for Native American flute, viola & cello
>Rubin, Justin : Breath of Life, for flute, Native American flute, viola & cello
>Bliss, Marilyn : Wind Songs, for mezzo-soprano & Native American flute
>Heins, John : Pastorale for Native American flute & cello
>Hill, William : Mystic Cadenzas, for Native American flute
>Aikman, James : Great Spirit, for narrator, Native American flute & recorded sound
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Notes & Reviews:

Flutist James Pellerite, having retired from a highly successful career as performer and teacher, became captivated in the 1990s by the Native American flute, and has now virtually single-handedly reinvented the playing of the instrument by commissioning dozens of composers to write for it. The resulting new works have necessitated Pellerite to develop new techniques for the instrument. His legacy for the instrument is both an entire body of literature and the development of techniques necessary to perform the new works. This recording is intended to showcase the Native American flute in its ability to blend in and contrast with a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles in a range of contemporary styles. It is hoped that the listener will gain a new appreciation of this instrument through the disparate approach to writing for it by the six composers whose music is featured here, and the artistry brought to these works by James Pellerite, the man who re-imagined the Native American flute.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 05/2015-09/2015.



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Works Details

>Freund, Don : Medicine Wheel, for soprano, mezzo-soprano & Native American flute
  • Performers: Arwen Myers; James Pellerite (Flute); Laura Thoreson
  • Running Time: 12 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Heins, John : Nature Story, for Native American flute, viola & cello
  • Performers: James Pellerite (Flute); Logan Strawn (Viola); Cole Tutino (Cello)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rubin, Justin : Breath of Life, for flute, Native American flute, viola & cello
  • Performers: Karen Mozartz (Flute); James Pellerite (Flute); Logan Strawn (Viola); Cole Tutino (Cello)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Bliss, Marilyn : Wind Songs, for mezzo-soprano & Native American flute
  • Performers: James Pellerite (Flute); Amanda Russo
  • Running Time: 8 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Heins, John : Pastorale for Native American flute & cello
  • Performers: James Pellerite (Flute); Cole Tutino (Cello)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hill, William : Mystic Cadenzas, for Native American flute
  • Performer: James Pellerite (Flute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Aikman, James : Great Spirit, for narrator, Native American flute & recorded sound
  • Performer: James Pellerite (Flute)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern