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Davids, Brent Michael


1043 Grand Avenue Suite 280
St. Paul, MN 55105
United States
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Blue Butterfly Group

Brent Michael Davids, top American Indian film composer, holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Composition from Northern Illinois University and Arizona State University respectively, trained at Redfords Sundance Institute, and apprenticed with film composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In Love) on the TV-Miniseries Dreamkeeper (Hallmark and ABC). Davids has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, PBS and NAPT. Davids film scores include: The 1920 Classic Myth: Last of the Mohicans, World of American Indian Dance, The Business of Fancy Dancing, The Silent Enemy and Bright Circle.
Brent Michael Davids is an enrolled citizen of the Mohican Nation. Davids’ composer career spans 30 years, including awards from Ascap, Nea, Rockefeller Foundation, In-Vision, Joffrey Ballet, Chanticleer, Kronos Quartet, Meet-The-Composer, Miró Quartet, National Symphony Orchestra, Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation, and Jerome Foundation, among others. Davids’ work, Powwow Symphony (for Powwow M.C. and Orchestra), was premiered by New Mexico Symphony and Phoenix Symphony to rave reviews. Commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra, his Canyon Sunrise premiered at the Kennedy Center to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center and the 60th Anniversary of the NSO. Garrison Keillor asked Davids for an orchestra work, Prayer & Celebration, that premiered on “A Prairie Home Companion” show in Indiana. Davids has also been commissioned by Grammy Award-winning, Chanticleer — Night Chant, Mohican Soup, and Un-Covered Wagon (Teldec Classics). In 2006, the Florida State University Orchestra premieres Davids’ first trumpet concerto, Trumpeting The Stone, with Grammy Award-winning and Oneida Trumpet Artist, Christopher Moore.

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Bright Circle

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Brent Michael Davids

1. Bright Circle Theme
2. Col. Henry Pratt
3. Train to Carlisle
4. Children's Arrival
5. Carlisle Indian School
6. Military Control
7. Sickness & Cemetery
8. Seasons Change
9. Olympic Gold
10. The Indians Win
11. Indians Win Again
12. Jim Thorpe
13. Carlisle Troubles