Vintage America
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Beautifully performed and delightful music. The Calico Winds are stunning.

America began forging its own cultural identity in the 19th Century with music reflecting a vast array of cultures coming together. By the time the first music conservatory opened in 1865, European classical music had begun to be mingled with music influenced by Native American themes, African-American styles of ragtime and spirituals, Latin American and rural American folk music, and the traditional military band. With Vintage America, Calico Winds showcases these American musical roots. Known for exploring the full palette of tone colors available to the wind quintet, Calico Winds plays "in perfect balance with each other, each [member] contributing lovely tone quality and flawless intonation..." (The Times Herald, Olean, NY) It is with these attributes that Calico Winds brings to life America's rich musical legacy.
Contents:
William Mason, composer
Dance Antique
Calico Winds

Edward MacDowell, composer
Fireside Tales
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Daniel Gregory Mason, composer
Divertimento
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Arthur Farwell, composer
Prairie Miniature
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William Grant Still, composer
Miniatures
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William Grant Still, composer
Folk Suite
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Scott Joplin, composer
Two Rags
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David B. Chadwick, composer
Sea Sketches
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John Philip Sousa, composer
Stars & Stripes
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Review:
"The Calico Winds...are quite a well-rounded group of musicians. ... I liked this recording very much." (American Record Guide)

"...the music never pales, a tribute to the performers as well as the composers and arrangers." (Fanfare)
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