JEROD IMPICHCHAACHAAHA' TATE (b.1968): Tracing Mississippi for Flute and Orchestra, Iholba' for Flute, Orchestra and Chorus.
Catalogue Number: 05K103
Description: Our second native American music offering is by a Chickasaw composer and his 2002 flute concerto incorporates traditional songs (a Chickasaw Garfish Dance song, a Choctaw hymn and an original melody by a Comanche colleague) and dance rhythms and adds American Indian percussion instrments to the orchestra. The 26-minute Iholba' ("The Vision") is also based on a Garfish Dance song and sets Chickasaw poetry by the composer himself. Christine Bailey Davis (flute), Thomas Robertello (flute - Iholba'), San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Orchestra; Edwin Outwater.