Ventus Machina – Roots (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Ventus Machina – Roots (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:26 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Leaf Music

Roots is Ventus Machina’s second full length album. The track list includes eight arrangements by Ventus Machina’s clarinetist James Kalyn, including Canadian folk hits by Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchel and Gordon Lightfoot; tunes by local bluegrass legend Ray Legere; and traditional songs that have been chosen by the members of Ventus Machina to represent their heritage and first musical influences. Guests on the album include bluegrass fiddler and mandolin player Ray Legere, clarinetist Andrew George and percussionist Joel Cormier. Formed in 2011, the New Brunswick-based woodwind quintet Ventus Machina quickly became a major player on Canadas east coast classical music scene. Their flexible and dynamic style of performanceoften presenting themed programs that at once engage, entertain, and educatecontinues to attract and delight increasingly diverse audiences. Classically based and uncompromising in artistic quality, Ventus Machina makes regular excursions into other genres including jazz, opera, Latin and pop, challenging themselves and surprising their audiences.


1. Ventus Machina – Goldberg “Variegations” (After J.S. Bach’s BWV 988)
2. Ventus Machina – Koppången (Arr. J. Kalyn)
3. Ventus Machina – Edmund Fitzgerald (After Lightfoot)
4. Ventus Machina – How Great Thou Art (Arr. J. Kalyn)
5. Ventus Machina – Les Raftsmen (Arr. J. Kalyn)
6. Ventus Machina – Blackbird Fantasy Scherzo (After McCartney & Lennon)
7. Ventus Machina – Traveller’s Breakdown (Arr. J. Kalyn)
8. Ventus Machina – Doin’ Repairs (Arr. J. Kalyn)
9. Ventus Machina – Calm Before the Storm (Arr. B. Bridges & J. Kalyn)
10. Ventus Machina – I. The Whistling Farmer
11. Ventus Machina – II. Blue Mountain Waltz
12. Ventus Machina – III. Trip to Windsor
13. Ventus Machina – The Circle Game (Arr. J. Kalyn)
14. Ventus Machina – Four Strong Winds (Arr. A. George)
15. Ventus Machina – Bird on the Wire (Arr. J. Kalyn)