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SYZYGY MUSIC FOR FLUTE BY EFRAIN AMAYA
Alexa Still, flute
Audio Sample: Jubilee
syzygy (si-ze-jē) n. moving together for a common goal The very first time I encountered the music of Efraín Amaya, I fell in love with the soaring melodies, the raw energy, the emotion, and the stories. Amaya captures the best qualities of the flute. I believe music lovers everywhere will share my fondness for these compelling works. - ALEXA STILL
ALEXA STILL, flute
ROBERT SHANNON, piano
DARRETT ADKINS, cello ------------- ARAM MUN, flute ------------- TASIAEAFE HINER, wine glass and rain stick
EFRAIN AMAYA, composer
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