Aufgenommen Ende Oktober 1987 in der San Lazzaro Kirche in Venedig. Zehn Soloimprovisationen für Querflöte, in sprudelnder Bewegung, leicht und leuchtend klar wie die Farben auf dem Coverbild von Turner.

the project

For his second recording, Newton found a location in equal contrast to his modern style. He went to the venerable church, San Lazzaro Degli Armeni in Venice, Italy. The small island housing the church became home to Armenia's priests and monks who kept their homeland's culture and religion alive during Armenia's years of oppression. Once again, the acoustics of the chapel provide an incredible depth and richness to Newton's sparkling performances. Most of the pieces are his own compositions, although Newton included what he titled The Spiritual Suite of Japanese–made muramatsu flutes.

the artist

James Newton is a highly literate contemporary composer and award-winning flutist. His style is bright, modern, and intellectual, yet his performances spring from deep in his heart. Both Echo Canyon (13012) and In Venice highlight one of America's most widely recognized flutists and composers. Listening to the originality and perfection in these performances, it is easy to see why James Newton, year after year, wins the Down Beat Critics and Readers Polls. His solo flute soars to majestic heights, leading the listener on enthralling journeys of consciousness.




1 To Speak of Dreams 8'08"
2 Coltrane Dream 7'35"
3 Angels and Birds 7'47"
4 Chiesa San Lazzaro 8'08"
5 Bartok Gream  
6 Syrinx 2'57"
7 The Spiritual Suite 17'33"
  a. Going Home  
  b. Choir  
  c. Amazing Grace  
8 The Death of St. John the Baptist 5'57"
9 Venezia A l'Alba 5'02"
10 Of the Most High 6'46"
  Total Time: 75'10"