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The following artists have graciously allowed the World Flute Society to offer to the flute community songs for free download. We thank all of the artists for their amazing generosity, incredible talent, and kindness. Enjoy!

Note: These songs are for personal enjoyment only. The music on this page may not be used for any other purpose without the permission of the performer(s). Specifically, these songs may NOT be used for commercial purposes, unless specifically authorized by an individual performer or group. No exceptions!

 

 

 

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Flutist: Jeff Ball

CD: Live From the Edge

Note: Recorded live at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, on September 29, 2011

 

 

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Flutist: Jeff Ball

CD: Secrets of a Crow

Liner Notes Quote: One crow sorrow. Two crows joy. Three crows a letter. Four crows a boy.

Five crows silver. Six crows gold. Seven crows a story yet to be told. What are the secrets of a crow?

 

 

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Flutist: Jeff Ball

CD: Secrets of a Crow

Liner Notes: Who is the crow? Man's kindred spirit: intelligent, adaptive, social, and opportunistic.

He's a timeless traveler - what hasn't he seen? What couldn't he know?

 

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Flutist: Jeff Ball

CD: Live From the Edge

Notes: Recorded live at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, on September 29, 2011

 

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Flutist: Peter Phippen

Flute Played: Michael Graham Allen four-hole Mojave/Desert flute

Synthesizer and Percussion: Jason Introwitz

 

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Flutist: Peter Phippen

Notes: The "Morning" section of this piece is played on a Ken Light five-hole cedar courting flute reproduction. The "Evening" section is played on a Ken Light six-hole D# large-bore Native American-style cedar flute.

 

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Flutist: Jessica Martinez Maxey

CD: All My Blessings

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Flutist: Paul Kara Ross

CD: My Beautiful

Notes: Paul plays a walnut F# flute made by Brent Haines of Woodsounds Flutes on this song.

 

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Flutist: Paul Kara Ross

CD: My Beautiful

Notes: Paul stated playing the shakuhachi before seriously playing the Native American flute.  The Anasazi flute has been a wonderful, natural fit for Paul. The Anasazi flute heard on this song is made by Geoffrey Ellis.

 

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Flutist: William Arnold

CD: Expedition

Notes: This recording features bawu, tin whistle, low whistle, and melodica. It takes its name from the first transcontinental railroad in North America, largely built by Chinese and Irish immigrants. The whistles represent the Irish workers and the bawu represents the Chinese "celestials," as they were sometimes called in those days. Although technically not a flute, the bawu is a free reed instrument that is held like a western flute and is fairly accessible for the world flute enthusiast!

 

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Flutist: William Arnold

CD: Expedition

Notes: This recording features suling, which is an Indonesian ring flute. The song is dedicated to Malala Yousufzai, an outspoken young woman from Pakistan who has made an impact on the world by speaking about the education of young women. Malala survived being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman on October 9, 2012.

 

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Flutist: Ron Bracale

CD: Mystic Love

Notes: Shakuhachi 2.4 Jinashi with a tanpura drone

 

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Flutist: Ron Bracale

CD: Mystic Love

Notes: Shakuhachi 2.4 Jinashi with a tanpura drone

 

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Flutist: Jessica Martinez Maxey

CD: Dance of the Soul

 

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Flutist: Jessica Martinez Maxey

CD: Dance of the Soul

 

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Flutist: Gary Stroutsos


CD: In Stone Circles: The Music of Ian Anderson and Other Joys

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Flutist: Lee Nix

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Flutist: Gary Stroutsos

Notes: This is an "Honor Song" for Ray Gardner, the Chinook Indian Nation chairman who passed away on February 3, 2015. For this song, Gary uses a large-bore crane-head cedar flute made by Bryan Akipa.

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Xiao: Gary Stoutsos

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Anasazi Flute: Ron Bracale

CD: Entangled Spaces

Instrument: A Woodsounds Flutes kauri wood Anasazi flute in A, played from Mode 2: b minor

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Shakuhachi: Ron Bracale

CD: Yin Over Yang

Instrument: 2.4 Jinashi shakuhachi made by Perry Yung

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Flutist: Jeffrey Gegner

Pianist: Richard Brooner

CD: Heart Wind

Instrumentation: Native American flute and piano

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Flutist: Todd Chaplin

CD: Lochmara's Voice - Improvisations on the Native American Flute

Flute: Southern Cross Flutes, black walnut G minor drone

Notes: Lochmara Lodge, located in the Marlborough Sounds of Aotearoa, New Zealand, hosted Native American-style flute craftsman Todd Chaplin as its Artist in Residence in the Autumn of 2015. Flutecraft, music-making, and meditation among Lochmara’s breathtaking natural beauty led to the recording of remarkable solo flute improvisations that, blended with the in situ soundscape of forest and coast, river, and rain, birdsong, and bees, are released as the CD,
Lochmara’s Voice

Contact Todd for more information at Southern Cross Flutes

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Flutist: Todd Chaplin

CD: Lochmara's Voice - Improvisations on the Native American Flute

Flute: Northern Spirit Flutes, A minor

Notes: Lochmara Lodge, located in the Marlborough Sounds of Aotearoa, New Zealand, hosted Native American-style flute craftsman Todd Chaplin as its Artist in Residence in the Autumn of 2015. Flutecraft, music-making, and meditation among Lochmara’s breathtaking natural beauty led to the recording of remarkable solo flute improvisations that, blended with the in situ soundscape of forest and coast, river, and rain, birdsong, and bees, are released as the CD,
Lochmara’s Voice

Contact Todd for more information at Southern Cross Flutes

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Flutist: Gary Stroutsos

CD: Oru: The Natural Order

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Flutist: Chris Otto

CD: Leaving the Path

Notes: Klave, wooden "fish," and Eagle Turtle Native American flute in G

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Flutist: Chris Otto

CD: Leaving the Path

Notes: Bodhrán, Cloud Walker Flutes Native American flute in D, Irish whistle in D

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Alto Flutist: Gary Stroutsos

Notes: This is an improvisation on the alto flute.

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Flutist: John Oglesby

CD: Spirit Path

Notes: This song was recorded on a Michael Graham Allen (Coyote Oldman) Anasazi flute.

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Flutist: Tim Crawford

CD: Voices

Notes: Native American-style flute in the key of A by Ken Light. The "call" was accomplished by all open finger holes, being raised an octave, and controlled by the embouchure. It is accompanied by a chorus in this recording.

This song was created to commemorate the release of a healed eagle into the wilds, near Rabbit Creek, Alaska, and it was played by Tim during that release. This recording was made in 1998, not long after the eagle’s release.

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Flutist: Tim Crawford

CD: In Remembrance


Notes: This song is from Tim’s last album and it was released in 2001. The percussion is from a recording of a human heart beat.

From the Liner Notes: "Each of us has special memories - memories of growing up, family gatherings, memories of places that we have visited, memories of a special someone's smile, memories of a warm summer's day, and memories of loved ones who are no longer here. It is my hope that some portion of this music will enable you to once again revive some of your own special memories. In this way, I leave my own "footprints."

 

 

 

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Flutist: Tim Crawford

Prayer: Kenny Timberwolf

CD: Gathering, Native Alaskan Music and Words


Notes: This song was recorded by the artists in 2000, in a single unrehearsed recording, at Surreal Studios in Anchorage, Alaska. This is a unique collaboration that needed no editing or retakes. Tim is not Native Alaskan, but he was specifically requested by Native Alaskan Kenny Timberwolf to accompany his prayer.