Karen Smith and David Snyder | Colors Of The Wind

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Colors Of The Wind

by Karen Smith and David Snyder

An exquisitely crafted instrumental CD featuring the lyrical artistry of flutist Karen Smith and the evocative arrangements of pianist David Snyder. Listen to their fresh, original approach to familliar movie themes, popular songs and classical standards.
Genre: Easy Listening: Mood Music
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1. Feather Theme from Forrest Gump Karen M. Smith and David Snyder
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2. Theme from A.I. Karen M. Smith and David Snyder
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3. Gira Con Me Questa Notte Karen M. Smith and David Snyder
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4. Adagio in G Minor Karen M. Smith and David Snyder
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5. Colors of the Wind Karen M. Smith and David Snyder
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6. Theme from The Mission Karen M. Smith and David Snyder
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7. Ave Maria (Schubert) Karen M. Smith and David Snyder
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8. Theme from Il Postino Karen M. Smith and David Snyder
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9. Gymnopedie No. 1 Karen M. Smith and David Snyder
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10. Theme from The Patriot Karen M. Smith and David Snyder
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11. Ich Bist Du Mir Karen M. Smith and David Snyder
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12. Bless the Beasts and the Children Karen M. Smith and David Snyder
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13. Shenandoah/Simple Gifts Karen M. Smith and David Snyder
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14. Theme from Schindler's List Karen M. Smith and David Snyder
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Their musicianship is impeccable," raves Rosie O'Donnell's music director and co-producer John McDaniel. "Their fresh approach to these familiar pieces is inspiring," adds Suzie Katayama, whose work as orchestrator and arranger for artists like Michael Jackson and Alanis Morissette is known worldwide. Film composer Todd Hayen notes, "While the finely-crafted arrangements are drawn from across the centuries, David's and Karen's artistry and grace unify the pieces into an enchanting and transcendent listening experience."

Karen M. Smith and David Snyder began their musical association back in 1993 when they met at the ASCAP film composer's seminar; David was a featured composer and Karen was on staff as the head music librarian. Shortly thereafter, they performed for the first time together as instrumentalists and discovered a unique pairing of musical sensibilities. The unity and clarity with which they play has earned them a remarkable following in the past ten years, and Colors of the Wind, their first album together, has brought their music to an even larger audience. Karen and David are currently planning their concert schedule for 2006 and a new Christmas CD.

In addition to being one of Hollywood's most sought-after music librarians, with a client list that includes composers John Williams, Lalo Schifrin and David Benoit, Karen has enjoyed a remarkable renaissance as a flutist. In the past several years, she has helped popularize flute choirs in California and nationally. She was the founder and co-director of the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra from 1999-2004, an ensemble made up of professional studio and orchestral flutists. Under Karen's direction, the group grew to be one of the largest professional ensembles of its kind and achieved a high level of recognition, including televised performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion. Through Karen's efforts, The LAFO attracted the interest of some of today's most talented film composers and orchestrators, whose compositions and arrangements are currently being performed by the orchestra. Karen's newest L.A.-based professional flute choir, RESONANCE, has just released a Christmas CD of popular holiday pieces, especially created and arranged for the group by top Hollywood film composers.

In a multi-faceted career that has spanned 20 years, David has proven himself as a pianist, musical director/conductor, composer, arranger/orchestrator and songwriter. He has worked with film clients such as Francis Ford Coppola and Sarah Michelle Gellar, for Tony Award winners Christine Ebersole and Nell Carter, and has produced over 15 albums for independent recording artists on his own Sonic Landscapes Music label and others. As a pianist, he has performed extensively in the United Stated and abroad, including two appearances at Carnegie Hall, accompanying Broadway veteran Vicki Lewis with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops. His orchestral and piano arrangements are currently in the repertoires of The Cincinnati Symphony, Emmy and Grammy winner John McDaniel, and concert artists such as Davis Gaines, Jim Bailey, Rita McKenzie and Debbie Reynolds. Most recently David wrote and conducted the score for the noted documentary A Tradition Of Honor, and served as musical director for the premiere production of Charles Bloom's new musical INSOMNIA at New York's Midtown International Theatre Festival.


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Leslie Corp

Colors of the Wind
Bought as a gift for my Mom.....beautiful music, it speaks to the heart and soul!

Sasha

One Word: Excellent!
I haven't heard the whole CD, but the songs I've heard are GREAT! I just closed my eyes and enjoyed. The songs are really beautiful.

Sasha

One word: Excellent!
I haven't heard the whole CD, but the songs i've heard are GREAT! I just closed my eyes and enjoyed. The songs are really beautiful and the flute and the piano are fabulous together.

Edmund Litton

Wonderful calming music.
The music in this CD is truly wonderful. The flute and piana are a great combination.

David Allan

Uplifting, spirit-filled and beautifully done!
Karen & David perform beautifully together! Their arrangements of famous movie music tunes are a wonderful compilation which you are sure to, as I do, play again and again. Karen's sensitivity as a flutist is immediately evident in her confident "singing" of the melodic lines while David's piano is artistic and clever. This will be one of those CDs you always keep in the player for when you need a sense of peace and calm.

A. Marti

Colors of the Wind
Awesome CD!!! It is very nice to find instrumental only music.

Thanks!!!

Bonnie

A beautiful inspiring musical meditation
Karen and David play so beautifully together. Their phrasing is exquisite, I love the arrangements and thoroughly enjoy all of the selections. This is a gorgeous, sweet and heart filled musical experience.