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Music Speaks: What's in a Title?

In our 2017 spring concert,

Manitou Winds explores the meandering, mystical path connecting music and words.

Music and words are often united through a composer’s use of poetry or prose (i.e., lyrics), but sometimes a composer chooses to leave even more to the imagination by guiding audiences through scenes or stories using words only in a work’s title.

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My Whiskey Broke

Ahh, the drinking days.

I can’t say I didn’t enjoy the hell out of many of them.

But when they went south, they went Borneo. 311 more words

Musical Musings

Not Your Typical Office Setting or Tunes

Seeing face(s) to attribute to any artist, of unspecificĀ form, is crucial to true understanding of them – especially when they’re as chilled as Noname… 34 more words

Musical Musings

Cheap Trick

A very young me had moved to Florida the day I graduated High School. My first year in that state was awesome! I landed what was for me at the time dream job, I was hired at a place called Southeastern Replicas – we built replicas of antique automobiles.. 214 more words

Music Speaks: The Art of Collaboration

Manitou Winds continually finds inspiration in the stories of the composers who write the music we enjoy sharing. We also seek fresh inspiration in the vibrant arts scene in Northern Michigan — selecting a new Collaborating Artist each year. 1,053 more words

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Personal Jesus Orgy

So last night, in a contemplative, yet casual mood, I was listening to Pandora, A cover of “Personal Jesus” performed by Tori Amos came on; I have heard it before and certainly… 183 more words



  1. Wasn’t Expecting That – Jamie Lawson
  2. Running Home To You – Grant Gustin
  3. Wild – Troye Sivan
  4. Happier – Ed Sheeran…
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