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T. Taylor: Ishi Sings for Chamber Orchestra & Archival Recording

by Mercury Ensemble

Ishi, the last Yahi Indian, singing (from the 1912 Edison Wax Cylinders) with a modern chamber chamber orchestra.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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Album Notes
Imagine the last Yahi, a man born around 1860,
singing with a 21st century chamber orchestra.

Ishi lived most of his life as his ancestors had.
When the Yahi were annihilated in 1865, he escaped
into the rough country of Northern California
with a handful of survivors. By 1911,
when only Ishi remained, he decided to end
his solitary existence. Surrendering to the whites,
he created an anthropological sensation.

Tom Taylor was able to digitally enhance recordings
taken from the original 1912-1914 Edison wax
cylinders of Ishi singing the songs of his people.

"A monument to Ishi” - Thomas Blomster, Mercury Ensemble conductor

"The perfect triumph" - Thomas Wilson, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs conductor and associate conductor of Colorado Springs Philharmonic



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