Michael Lynch, nationally known composer
and music educator, is happy to announce his brand new collection of pieces for Native American Flute. . . Ranging from beginning
through intermediate to advanced. . . Full musical notation in Nakai tablature along with guitar chords and performance
notes. . . .
Song titles include: "Under The Lakota Moon", "Ancient
Voices", "The Spirit Wind Speaks", "Shadowcatcher", "Song Of Prophecy", "Hymn Of The Setting Sun", "Mother Earth
and Father Sky", "The Light In The Forest", "Kokopelli's Dream", "The River's Journey" and many many more.
All of these pieces have
been inspired by Native American traditions as well as Celtic and world music traditions. . .
Being a music educator and worship music director, Michael
Lynch has used these pieces not only in school settings from pre-school through middle school but also as meditations
for liturgical and other worship situations. . . Songs are both healing and playful, meditative and joyful . . . From simple
melodies to more complex musical structures . . . For the beginning Native American flutist to more advanced players . . .
An accompanying CD to be released independently.
Michael is a BMI composer and his academic credits include both a degree in
education from St. Martin's University in Lacey, Washington, USA
where he studied under Rev. Eugene Kellenbenz O.S.B.
He went on to earn a degree in music composition from
Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, USA. There he studied
with composer Lockrem Johnson,
himself a student of Howard Hanson
and a colleague of composer John Cage and choreographers Martha Graham
Over the years, Michael's compositional styles have been far ranging. He's
everything from 12-tone serial composition to contemporary rock
and pop forms. He recently worked alongside the 70's British
legend Peter Frampton while performing duties as composer
and music director for a current TV info-mercial.
Michael has served as a member of the team of composers behind the critically
PBS series "Wings Over America" produced by Jeff Gentes of
KCTS Public Television, Seattle. Among the episodes that Michael
worked on were
"Washington D.C. Our Nation's Capital" with actor
Jason Robards narrating and more recently the 90 minute special
America" with actor Tom Skerrit doing the narration.
Michael also composed the soundtracks for the popular
Civil War Series produced by documentary
producer/director Jan Kurtis
for Camelot Media.
In addition to his compositional work, Michael is also a highly skilled synthesizer
He assisted composer Hans Zimmer by creating complex
and unusual synth sound textures for the 20th Century Fox
film "TOYS" starring Robin Williams.
In the early 70's Michael and his wife Collene joined fellow composer Ron Ellis,
wife Nancy and flautist Mary Lowney at St. Patrick's Parish in Seattle
to form the liturgical performing and recording
group Ellis & Lynch.
is currently music specialist at Christ The King School in Seattle Washington as well as Music Minister at Christ The King