Embrace The Wind
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The native American flute is showcased in new works by American composers.

Captivated by the sound of the native American flute, virtuoso flutist James Pellerite has virtually single-handedly reinvented the playing of the instrument by commissioning dozens of composers to write for it. The resulting new works have challenged Pellerite to develop new techniques for the instrument. His legacy is therefore both an entire body of literature for the instrument and the development of techniques necessary to perform the music. Former principal flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pellerite has also had a long and distinguished career as Professor of Flute at Indiana University. This recording showcases the native American flute in a range of contemporary styles by eight composers, performed by the man who re-imagined the instrument.
Contents:
Justin Rubin, composer
Lone Figures Floating
Lindsey McLennan, soprano; Amanda Russo, mezzo-soprano; James J. Pellerite, native American flute

Marilyn Bliss, composer
Spirit Dance
James J. Pellerite, native American flute; Brian Bume, maracas
v Randall Snyder, composer
Etudes in Wood
James J. Pellerite, native American flute; Karen Evans Moratz, flute

Ray Friendly, composer
Prelude to Silence
James J. Pellerite, native American flute; Christine Buras, soprano; Andrew Rader, countertenor; Mason Copeland, tenor; Julian Morris, bass-baritone; Dominick DiOrio, conductor

David DeBoor Canfield, composer
Mystique of the Northern Plains
James J. Pellerite, native American flute; Rachel Patrick, violin; Andrew Francois, viola; Cole Tutino, cello

Randall Snyder, composer
Native Scenes
James J. Pellerite, native American flute; Karen Evans Moratz, flute

Marilyn Bliss, composer
Blue Dawn
James J. Pellerite, native American flute; Cole Tutino, cello

John Heins, composer
Legends
James J. Pellerite, native American flute

Michael Mauldin, composer
Song for a Windless Night
James J. Pellerite, native American flute; Lindsey McLennan, soprano; Cole Tutino, cello

Philip Parker, composer
Rainmaker
James J. Pellerite, native American flute; Brian Bume, percussion

Review:
“If there’s one word to describe the music on this CD, it is ‘haunting.’ But there is a richness of flavors and auras and colors to be discerned and enjoyed from what compos-ers, James Pellerite, and friends have conjured.” (Hoosier Times
“Pellerite and his fellow musicians communicate a wide range of emotion on a disc that features clear, pristine sound. I enjoyed this recording immensely, and I think readers will want to own it.” (Fanfare))
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