On this episode of Wind & Rhythm we celebrate Native American Heritage Month with songs pertaining to Native American culture and events, and also songs written by Native American composers. We’ll travel from the far north with Michael Colgrass to the American southwest with Joseph Spaniola. We’ll hear traditional flute music with Robert Tree Cody and a trumpet concerto written by Thomas Sleeper.
Obsidian and Ironwood Robert Tree Cody & Will Clipman Arctic Dreams: Inuit Landscape (1991) Michael Colgrass University of North Texas Wind Symphony,
Eugene Migliaro Corporon Something Pearl Brent Michael Davids Zeitgeist The Navajo Code Talkers Joseph Spaniola US Air Force Academy Band,
Lieutenant Colonel Philip C. Chevallard Trail of Tears James Barnes University of Texas at El Paso Symphonic Winds,
Shadowcatcher IV. Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon Eric Ewazen Juilliard Wind Ensemble & The American Brass Quintet,
Trumpet Concerto I. Allegro Agitato, "Falling Angels" II. Andante Espressivo, "The River Lethe" III. Vivace, "Chthonic Dance" Thomas Sleeper Frost Wind Ensemble at the University of Miami Craig Morris, trumpet; Gary Green, conductor