Chronicles of Discovery
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New, exciting music for the combination of flute and guitar: lyrical, colorful, exciting!

About her piece Canyon Echoes composer, conductor and flutist Katherine Hoover writes: "This piece was inspired by a book called 'The Flute Player,' a simply and beautifully illustrated retelling of an Apache folk tale by Michael Lapaca." Joan Tower is the composer-in-residence with the Orchestra of St. Lukes. "In my piece Snow Dreams there are many different images of snow, its forms and its movements: light snow flakes, pockets of swirls of snow, rounded drifts, long white plains of blankets of snow, light and heavy snowfalls, etc. Many of these images can be found in the piece, if in fact, they need to be found at all. The listener will determine that choice." Roberto Sierra is Professor of Composition at Cornell University. "These six pieces for flute and guitar are a series of chronicles (cronica in Spanish) that I composed on the subject of the meeting between the aboriginal Indian culture of the Caribbean Islands and the Spanish Conquistadors." Augusta Thomas writes: "Music of all kinds constantly amazes, surprises, propels and seduces me into a wonderful and powerful journey. I am happiest when I am listening to music and in the process of composing music. I care deeply that music is not anonymous and generic or easily assimilated and just as easily dismissed. I would say that Eclipse Musings has urgent, seductive, and compelling qualities of sometimes complex, but always logical thought, allied to sensuous and engaging sonic profiles."
Contents:
Katherine Hoover, composer
Canyon Echoes
Bonita Boyd, flute, Nicholas Goluses, guitar

Roberto Sierra, composer
Crónica del Descubrimiento
Bonita Boyd, flute, Nicholas Goluses, guitar

Augusta Read Thomas, composer
Eclipse Musings
Bonita Boyd, flute, Nicholas Goluses, guitar, Eastman Virtuosi Soloists, David Gilbert, conductor

Joan Tower, composer
Snow Dreams
Bonita Boyd, flute, Nicholas Goluses, guitar

Review:
"Among the recent flute and guitar recordings that have appeared in recent months, this one is clearly in a league of its own. It is a winning combination of interesting, polished playing and colorful repertoire." (American Record Guide)
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