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Flutist: Peter Phippen

 

"Open as the Sky" comes from the CD, Lavender Calm. On this musical selection, Peter Phippen performs upon a 1.7 Edo Period shakuhachi. He is accompanied by the Finnish kantele played by Dr. Arja Kastinen.

 

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Flutist: Kevin Locke

 

 "Morning Star" comes from Kevin's CD, Midnight Strong Heart. From the CD liner notes: "As a small child I loved listening to the first full-length recording of a traditional Indian singer, Ed Lee Natay's 1951 recording on Canyon Records. My favorite song on this recording was his rendition of the "Zuni Sunrise" song. Years later, during performing tours with Zuni tribal members, they would invariably include this song in their repertoire. My version is slightly modified, and I dedicate it to the Morning Star, the first point of light on the horizon of a new day, the star that appears at the darkest hour before the dawn and signals the inevitable transition from the cold, dark, lifeless night into the color, movement, fragrance, and beauty of the day. From time immemorial, the doors of the homes constructed here in North America have been oriented to embrace the Morning Star. I believe that we are to embody those virtues contained in this ancient symbol.

 

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Group: Mithril; Flutist: Dr. Andra Bohnet

 

 "Captain O'Kane (The Wounded Hussar) is from Mithril's CD, Tangled Up. The song is by Turloch O'Carolan (1670-1738), the famous Irish harper who left us a legacy of about 100 great tunes, and he is often a gateway into Irish music since his music was Irish mixed with Baroque, stylistically.

 

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Flutist: Mary Youngblood

 

"Dance with the Wind" is the title track of Mary Youngblood's second Grammy Award winning record, Dance with the Wind. Inspired by the inevitable "storms" that come through our lives, may this prayer song help remind you how to "Dance with the Wind."

 

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Performers: G.S. Sachdev (bansuri) and Elb Souders (tanpura)

 

"Raga Jog" comes from the CD, Introspection. This is a pentatonic late night raga, which drops the 2nd and 6th in ascending and descending and uses the natural and flat 3rd. This is a very typical characteristic of this raga, bringing out a nostalgic mood. This is from a full concert recording made on May 2011 in Berkeley, California. G.S. Sachdev states that Introspection is "dedicated to the life and music of my beloved Guru Vijay Raghav Rao, who guided me in my musical path."

 

When sense are withdrawn from outer influences, mind becomes calm and centered, music comes effortlessly.

 

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Flutist: Randy “Windtalker” Motz

 

On a visit to Mesa Verde National Park, I was overwhelmed with the immensity and majesty of the Cliff Palace. The emotions that experiencing this sacred ground brought to the surface inspired me to compose “Cliff Palace Serenade.” This sacred vestige of “The Ancient Ones” demanded a symphonic piece that musically portrayed its breathtaking grandeur, while paying homage to the spirits of those who once lived there through the haunting sound of flute.

 

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Flutist: Dr. Kathleen Joyce-Grendahl

 

Flute Used: Ken Light G

Organist: Dr. Marijim Thoene

Organ: Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Lake City, Iowa, Opus 73

Composer: Jay Vosk (b. 1948)

CD: Mystics & Spirits

Note: Recorded live in St. Joseph Abbey, St. Benedict, Louisiana; no auto-tuning used; first take; natural acoustics; "Songs of Damkatchim" is from the four-movement composition called Songs of Creation for Native Flute and Organ

World Premier of Songs of Creation for Native Flute and Organ: The National Cathedral, Washington, DC

 

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Group: Heart Wind BandFlutists: Richard Brooner, Adam Riviere, Jeff Gegner

 

This song is from Heart Wind Band's debut album. Here, Jeff Gegner plays an E minor drone Native American-style flute made by Brad Young. "Ancient Voices" is an improvisation, brought about by time spent with friends.

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Flutist: Gary Stroutsos

This is Gary's arrangement of Paul Horn's composition, "Centaur."

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Flutist: Joseph L. Young

Envision the glistening sunlight dancing on the ripples of a lake and through the mountain tree leaves. "Shimmer" is Young's reflection of nature's beauty in this scene. Featuring harp with a haunting low whistle melody intertwined with a high tin whistle countermelody, this song is from Young's self-produced world flute CD, Ethereum, released early autumn 2016.