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Trail of Tears: A World Symphony
Lee Johnson
Trail of Tears: A World Symphony
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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All Artists: Lee Johnson
Title: Trail of Tears: A World Symphony
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Intersound Records
Original Release Date: 9/22/1998
Re-Release Date: 10/6/1998
Genres: World Music, Pop
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 015095372222, 015095372246

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Shameful reflection
Patricia Farner | Thomson, GA United States | 07/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard this music while driving home late one evening listening to Georgia Public Radio. I was fascinated by the haunting melodies and the rich blending of traditional orchestration and native american sounds. This was no easy task, given that the whole idea of the project was quite "outside the box" for a traditional musical score. Yet, the result is amazing. Each time I listen to it, I find myself reflecting shamefully about what my white European ancestors did to the Cherokee here in Georgia in the name of progress. Sometimes it is painful to listen to knowing that what the listener feels is only a ripple in comparison to the depth of the sorrow and despair experienced by the Cherokee during thier exodus to Oklahoma. Yet, somehow the musical score ends with joy and hope. If you like reflective music, this is a wonderful choice that will expand your musical horizons."
Musical revival of the long lost art of story telling
Patricia Farner | 05/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A rich and clever marriage of classical orchestration, native songs and rhythms that weave a tight tapestry of orchestration that will undoubtedly touch you. Trail of Tears is a musically told story of a young Cherokee woman on the long and arduous trail of the Cherokee people from the "enchanted land" (Georgia) to the new lands (Oklahoma) The Cherokee people have always been able to adapt to new situations. Their ability to embrace and incorporate foreign customs and musical styles are evident on this CD. Anyone interested in the history of the Native Americans, their history and their struggle, will find this CD complementary to their interests. This is one of those CD's that is best experienced when in a thinking mood and in a candle light atmosphere. This will set the stage to experience the story to its fullest, as it unfolds in a myriad of orchestral pieces, contemplative piano passages, mood setting Indian flutes and Native American chanting. The album musically revives the long lost art of story telling. I highly recommend it."
A Masterpiece
Patricia Farner | 10/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A few months ago, I had blindly picked up this CD, only because it dealt with a piece of Native American history. My husband is Cherokee and I thought that this would be a wonderful present to give him for Christmas. Little did I realize that the music turned out to be heartwrenching -- all the passion has been poured into it, that you can visualize past events as each note is being played. I highly recommend this masterpiece to anyone who appreciates quality music."