Tate: Winter Moons
Label: Azica Records
Format: COMPACT DISC
Winter Moons Orchestra; Toth, Frank J.
Chickasaw Composer Jerod Impichchaachahaa' Tate's first major composition is released here. It was commissioned for a ballet of American Indian legends and stories. Every American Indian tribe has its own stories. Some are serious, historical narratives. Others are bedtime stories for children, usually carrying a moral. Still others are simply fun tales. Whatever the story or occasion, traditionally, they are told under the “Winter Moons.” Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, is a classical composer, citizen of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma and is dedicated to the development of American Indian classical composition. His Washington Post review states that “Tate is rare as an American Indian composer of classical music. Rarer still is his ability to effectively infuse classical music with American Indian nationalism.”