Marilyn Bliss

Spirit Dance

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 3'45"

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: flute, other

Publisher: American Composers Alliance

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Description: Commissioned by James Pellerite for his on-going creation of literature for the Native American flute. Inspired by Native American shaman ceremonies, this piece for Native American flute and maracas features bending tones and a steadily building accelerando to an ecstatic ending. The flute part may also be played on concert flute, or adapted for shakuhachi.

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