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Visions & Dreams

by Autumn's Child featuring Mark Holland

A mix of global chamber music and contemporary instrumental music that features Native American Flutes with various instrumentation, including (cello, harp, guitars, piano, ethnic percussion and much more.)
Genre: World: Native American
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1. Painting A Dream
2:36 album only
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2. Avenue Of The Villa
2:56 album only
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3. Distant Meadow
4:57 album only
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4. Interlude 1
1:11 album only
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5. Sketches Of Autumn (After The Goldrush)
5:29 album only
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6. An Angel's Whisper In A Bamboo Garden
6:59 album only
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7. Sunlit Waterfall
2:57 album only
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8. Interlude 2
1:06 album only
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9. Midnight Rain
4:07 album only
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10. Remembering Boulder
4:45 album only
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11. Interlude 3
1:32 album only
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12. Be Thou My Vision
4:06 album only
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13. Patchouli Breeze
4:06 album only
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14. Michaelangelo
4:10 album only
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15. Open Sky
11:49 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Visions and Dreams" is the long awaited follow up to "Progressive World".
Autumn's Child once again blends the native American flute with colorful instrumentation including: harp, cello, piano, guitar, percussion and more!
The first half of the album was written with the "global chamber" sound they have made popular and are so well known for. Sensuous melodies balanced with world music grooves.
These arrangements are beautifully orchestrated and well crafted,using the particular instruments with specific purpose and intent that enhances and enriches the compositions.
Music that is accessible and appeals to a variety of ages and all walks of life.
The last four items feature a more jazzy influence with pieces like "Open Sky" and the
beautiful arrangement of "Be Thou My Vision" to the reggae-ish groove, "Patchouli Breeze". This recording has amazed listeners at how these wood flutes can play so many different styles of music... and all on one cd!
The 3 interludes offer abbreviated sonic markers with the native flute and a String Orchestra from Prague Czech Republic, licensed from an upcoming PBS documentary entitled, "Redemption Road".
The opening 2 compositions are almost considered one... with "Painting A Dream" played in a dreamy, lyrical style followed by "Avenue Of The Villa", a bit more up tempo with tabla driving the piece. "Midnight Rain" is an absolutely
beautiful melodious piece with flute and cello weaving light in the darkness with incidental french horn lines adding to the mix with piano. "Sketches Of Autumn"
is sort of a bouncy shuffle that drifts into a lovely arrangement of Neil Young's
"After The Goldrush" arranged for native flute, cello and guitar. Also worthy of note for this recording is the use of the bamboo bansuri on "An Angel's Whisper In A
Bamboo Garden" as well as "Sunlit Waterfall". "...Bamboo Garden" is one of the most meditative, hypnotic pieces on the album. (hint: listen deep into the cd for an
improvisation with bansuri and tabla)
"Visions and Dreams" is a prime example of what "new directions" for the native American flute is all about! Autumn's Child continues to create new
sonic territories with their creative approach of fusing different musical designs.
New World Music

“One of the things I like best about Mark’s work with Autumn’s Child is the instrumental variety and the creative manner in which it is employed throughout their work. The cool groove of the music is masterful.
It has been attempted before, but Mark and his ensemble have nailed it with this recording.
This recording pays musical homage to a variety
of styles, ranging from contemplative to jazz to uplifting. Mark and his group really illustrate a true understanding of music and its performance.Regardless of the music’s style, Mark Holland can make the flute come alive.
His style of playing is outstanding, with innovative use of articulation and effectual embellishments. In short, Mark can really wail on that wood stick.
If you have only heard the Native American Flute in a traditional or solo context, you need to hear what Mark and Autumn’s Child can do.Visions & Dreams is an exceptional CD and it has my highest recommendation.”

(excerpts of a review from Voice Of The Wind, Volume 4, 2005)
by Dr. Kathleen Joyce - Grendahl, Executive Director of The International Native American Flute Association.

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bridget grassick

Vision's and Dreams
I had to purchase this cd as well as several other's of "Autumn's Child". This music will take you to a whole different dimension. I use it to wake up to, carry me through the day and to end the day as well. I love "Mark Holland's" flute playing so much. He is the most talented on the Native American Flute that I have heard.
You will not be disappointed with any of his Cd's. They put 100% in all they do! I recommend them with all my heart, Bridget G.
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Diane Unger

Visions & Dreams
I initially heard Mark when he played at a festival in St. Charles, Missouri (years ago)... when I purchased two of his other CD's. I play "Visions & Dreams" for my grandchildren as they are falling asleep for their naps/bedtime ......it's soothing and I do think they enjoy it.... as much as I do.
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Tim

Great music ...sounds like dejavu in a good way!
Very relaxing...with a hint of the past. I highly recommend this one!
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Robert Townsend


I love this album, because it really shows what the NAF can do with almost any style of music. Really impressive.
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Pam Murphy

Beautifully orchestrated and lovingly performed album!!
Thank you Mark Holland and Autumns Child! Marks native American flute continues to speak the language of the world. Another beautifully orchestrated and lovingly performed album meticulously true to your global music genre. I am in awe of the musical ground this album covers! Once again the listener is invited into the tapestry of your global musical landscape. Thank you for another album brimming with inspirational color!
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Jordan Gamble

An excellant album for this World Music virgin
I'm new to the whole new age/world music scene. I first got into it through this Native American grinde-core band that sampled tracks of the flute and drums, so I thought I would check out the real deal. I must say that I was very impressed with the aura and structure of this piece of work. I enjoyed the traditional native instruments mixed with classical and such. I thought that maybe the songs were real Native American songs from way-back-when but Mark Hollad wrote all of them, which just goes to show the amount of talent prevelent in his music. I would definatly buy more albums of this band and of the genre in general. Thank you Mark Holland and Autumn's Child!
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Phyllis

Wonderful!!!!! Great music for all seasons!
I heard Mark play with Peter Mayer at a Christmas concert in Camp Hill, PA. What a wonderful sound. I purchased another one of Mark's cds for a friend of mine that is going thru cancer treatments. I truly believe music helps the healing process.
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Chris Dawson

N.american flute tastefully worked into modern arrangments...
Fantastic CD. great native american flute playing interwoven with tasteful modern arrangments, played by top class musicians...!
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