Roger Reynolds: Three Circuitous Paths

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Transfigured Wind III
Flute, ensemble, and tape

Ambages (1965)

Mistral (1985)
Chamber ensemble

Liner notes by Stephen Soderberg

Primary Artist(s): Rachel Rudich, Flute; June in Buffalo Ensemble, Harvey Sollberger, Conductor; Jesse Levine, Conductor

Label: Neuma 450-102

Date of recording: 2002

Recording: June in Buffalo Staff

Editing: Chris Mercer

Mastering: Josef Kucera


The three works on this CD are linked in various ways, not the least of which is the common element wind. Ambages and Transfigured Wind III both feature a wind instrument, the solo flute. But Mistral, while it also employs wind instruments (brass) with strings and harpsichord, is more fundamentally “wind-built” … its construction principles originating in Reynolds’ form-musings on the famously brutal wind in the south of France.

liner notes