Wood Spirit

For Flute, violin, cello
Year
2011
Duration
6'
Instrumentation
fl,vln,cello
Commission
The River Trio
Premiere
June, 15th 2010
St Peter's Church at Citicorp, NY
The River Trio

Reviews

  • "Creative...superb"
    – Flute Talk

    "...the listener is transformed to another time and place. ...evocative... hauntingly beautiful... full of colors... excellent. Listeners are treated to a true melting pot of styles including 20th century flute techniques, jazz form, improvisation and Native American melodies and aesthetics… Sklar plays with a singing tone throughout and shows sensitivity and versatility with each combination of instruments."
    – National Flute Association: Flutist Quarterly

    "Pamela Sklar, a God-gifted musician... smooth and soothing to the soul... a collaborator credited for performing with many artists and contributing her spectacular soundtracks to various films, jingles. A different and unique style of music... sultry... peaceful. Her rare sound is a story teller. Astounding... awesome talent."
    – Smooth Jazz Magazine

    "...very listenable music that straddles world music and jazz. Flutist Pamela Sklar has produced this album which puts together Native American musical styles and jazz that have engaged her imagination and soul. She improvises on various sorts of flutes. I especially liked Wood Spirit, for flute, violin and cello. A portion of the proceeds goes to a charity which serves over 75 reservations around the US"
    – John Henry, Audiophile Audition