American Reflections

Leonard Garrison (piccolo), Jonathan Sokasits (piano), Leonard Garrison (flute)

Catalog #: TROY1062
Release Date: November 1, 2008
Format: Digital

Rhythmic vitality, lyricism, a fascination with folksong and virtuosity, and a distinctive American voice are traits that unite the four works on this recording performed by Leonard Garrison on flute and piccolo. Garrison, assistant professor of flute at the University of Idaho is the flutist for the Northwest Wind Quintet and principal flute of the Walla Walla Symphony. He has been flutist in the Chicago Symphony and the Tulsa Philharmonic, soloist on NPR's Performance Today and winner of the 2003 Byron Hester Competition. A graduate of Oberlin and SUNY-Stony Brook, Garrison received his DMA from Northwestern University.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Souvenirs for piccolo and piano Robert Beaser Leonard Garrison, piccolo, Jonathan Sokasits, piano
Three American Pieces Lukas Foss Leonard Garrison, flute, Jonathan Sokasits, piano
Variations on a Swedish Folktune Ingolf Dahl Leonard Garrison, flute
Variations for flute and piano Robert Beaser Leonard Garrison, flute, Jonathan Sokasits, piano


  • "[Robert] Beaser draws an astonishing variety of moods and textures from a single idea, and the energy level ebbs and flows in a sequence that keeps the listener fully engaged. ...Garrison's technique and musicianship is at a high level..."

    – Fanfare

  • "Every work here is a spritely dance between the performers...excellent music excellently performed."

    – American Record Guide

  • Garrison and pianist Jonathan Sokasits render these...pieces with the lyrical sensitivity and joyfulness that each requires..."

    – The Flutist Quarterly

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