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    Classical Music

    Classical Music

    The Canyon Explorer Series is Canyon Records special collection of music beyond Native American music. Canyon Explorer Classical presents classical music influenced by Native American music forms, melodies and structures as well as the standard classical repertoire performed by Native Americans. Classical music is a growing genre within the Native American community and the leader for the past twenty-five years has been R. Carlos Nakai who has released four albums featuring the compositions of James DeMars. R. Carlos Nakai has performed the Native American flute as a soloist with over twenty symphonies including the Philadelphia Orchestra. Canyon’s newest addition is guitarist Gabriel Ayala who performs masterworks for the classical guitar.

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    R. Carlos Nakai & James DeMars- Spirit Horses (CR-7014)

    R. Carlos Nakai & James DeMars- Spirit Horses (CR-7014)

    This recording combines classical, ethnic and jazz elements and presents the haunting sound of the flute and Native American song forms in new and compelling ways. Includes the first concerto composed for Native American flute, "Spirit Horses" by James DeMars. With Mark Sunkett (African percussion), Michael Hester (alto saxophone), Xiaozhong "Alex" Zheng (cello) and Eric Hoover (flute).

    R. Carlos Nakai & James DeMars - Native Tapestry (CR-7015)

    R. Carlos Nakai & James DeMars - Native Tapestry (CR-7015)

    The haunting sound of R. Carlos Nakai's Native American flute combines with African percussion, piano, cello, saxophone and chamber orchestra to give Native Tapestry an evocative sound blending classical and ethnic elements. Includes "Two World Symphony," "Crow Wing" and "Spirit Call" composed by James DeMars.

    R. Carlos Nakai & Black Lodge Singers - Two World Concerto (CR-7016)

    R. Carlos Nakai & Black Lodge Singers - Two World Concerto (CR-7016)

    Music of the Old World and New are vividly combined by composer James DeMars in a new, exciting album. The brilliant sonorities of the Canyon symphony orchestra create a colorful setting for R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo-Ute) in Two World Concerto and Gray Hawks Rising. The Black Lodge Singers (Blackfeet), internationally acclaimed pow-wow singers, give a stunning performance of Native Drumming.

    Guadalupe, Our Lady of the Roses - Featuring R. Carlos Nakai, Isola Jones & Robert Breault (CR-7090)

    Guadalupe, Our Lady of the Roses - Featuring R. Carlos Nakai, Isola Jones & Robert Breault (CR-7090)

    Filled with drama, tenderness, passionate songs, and powerful choral passages, Guadalupe, Our Lady of the Roses retells the beloved story of the Mexican native Juan Diego's miraculous encounter with Our Lady of Guadalupe. Exploring the challenges of faith and the gift of spiritual renewal, this music drama portrays a humble man changing his world and leading his people to the future. The inner and outer worlds of Juan Diego are bought to life by the rich musical colors of Native American flute by R. Carlos Nakai, Aztec percussion and flutes by Xavier Quijas Yxayotl), and African drums by Mark Sunkett. Beautiful, lyrical, and entertaining music by James DeMars, a leadingAmerican composer. Starring isola Jones as Our Lady of Guadalupe, Robert Breault as Juan Diego, Carole FitzPatrick as La Malinche, Robert Barefield as Bishop Zumarraga, and Fr. Jorge Rodriguez Eagar as Don Valeriano.

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    $14.98