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Doc Tate Nevaquaya: Comanche Flute

Doc Tate Nevaquaya: Comanche Flute

Doc Tate Nevaquaya (1932-1996) expressed his Comanche heritage musically through the Native American flute. His compositions and arrangements of a variety of Native American vocal genres have inspired a new generation of Native American and nonnative flute players. Although the older flute tradition declined during the first half of the 20th century, when many of the old melodies are no longer played, Nevaquaya inspired the creation of new and innovative flute compositions, creating an extensive repertoire for the instrument. With the flute’s revival during the 1970s, the flute’s context, function, and music changed. Nevaquaya played an important role in this movement, retaining tradition on one level, but manifesting ideas for change. 43 minutes. Originally issued as in 1979 as Folkways Records 04328.

Track Listing

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Comanche and English Greeting Doc Tate Nevaquaya 0:30
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I Saw and Eagle Fly Introduction Doc Tate Nevaquaya 2:10
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I Saw an Eagle Fly Doc Tate Nevaquaya 3:13
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Edmund Wayne Song Introduction Doc Tate Nevaquaya 0:13
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Edmund Wayne Song Doc Tate Nevaquaya 2:29
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Discussion of Flute Doc Tate Nevaquaya 3:38
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When the Moon is Full Introduction Doc Tate Nevaquaya 0:30
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When the Moon is Full Doc Tate Nevaquaya 3:28
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Comanche Riding Song Introduction Doc Tate Nevaquaya 1:03
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Comanche Riding Song Doc Tate Nevaquaya 2:27
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Flute Wind Song Introduction Doc Tate Nevaquaya 0:39
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Flute Wind Song Doc Tate Nevaquaya 2:29
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Omaha Wind Song Introduction Doc Tate Nevaquaya 0:21
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Omaha Wind Song Doc Tate Nevaquaya 2:07
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Richard Foolsbull’s Song Introduction Doc Tate Nevaquaya 0:53
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Richard Foolsbull’s Song Doc Tate Nevaquaya 3:04
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Riding Song Doc Tate Nevaquaya 2:34
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If You really Loved Me Introduction Doc Tate Nevaquaya 0:53
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If You really Loved Me Doc Tate Nevaquaya 2:10
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Jesus I Always Want to be Near to You Introduction Doc Tate Nevaquaya 0:41
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Jesus I Always Want to be Near to You Doc Tate Nevaquaya 2:28
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Comanche Moon Song Introduction Doc Tate Nevaquaya 0:33
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Comanche Moon Song Doc Tate Nevaquaya 2:44
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Round Dance Song Introduction Doc Tate Nevaquaya 0:14
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Round Dance Song Doc Tate Nevaquaya 2:03

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