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Pacific Northwest Medicine Songs of the Four Seasons

Pacific Northwest Medicine Songs of the Four Seasons

Through sound, these Pacific Northwest Coast medicine songs offer a direct connection to the powers and healing properties of each season. Songs from the Straits and Coast Salish and neighboring tribes are sung with hand drum, bell, rattle, and the voice alone. Traditionally trained singer Johnny Moses (Nuu-chah-nulth and Tulalip Coast Salish, b. 1961) was awarded the 2012 Washington Governor’s Heritage Award. Before each song, Moses explains the song’s origins and uses. This cycle of seasonal songs offers insight into Native philosophy and life in the worlds of nature, spirituality, and community. 3 hours, 49 minutes on 4 CDs, 36-page illustrated booklet.

Track Listing

101
Fall: Every song I share… Johnny Moses 1:02
102
Fall Welcome Song (Duwamish) Johnny Moses 1:17
103
Fall Healing Song (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:21
104
Fall Work Medicine Song (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:29
105
West Song of the Fall (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:32
106
Fall Blue Star Chant (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:28
107
Fall Spirit Traveling Song (Squinamish) Johnny Moses 3:12
108
Fall Healing Song (West Saanich) Johnny Moses 2:09
109
Falling Leaf Song of the Fall (Kikiallus) Johnny Moses 2:21
110
Fall Walking Medicine Song (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:41
111
Fall Brushing Wind Song (Duwamish) Johnny Moses 2:56
112
Soul of the Fall (Swinomish) Johnny Moses 2:44
113
Fall Feast Song (West Saanich) Johnny Moses 2:18
114
Fall Mountain Song (Nooksack) Johnny Moses 2:53
115
Honoring the Ancestors Fall Song (Saanich) Johnny Moses 2:38
116
Fall Doctoring Song (Cowichan) Johnny Moses 3:40
117
Fall Farewell Song (Straits Salish) Johnny Moses 1:58
118
Words of Thanks from Johnny Moses Johnny Moses 2:31
201
About the Winter Medicine Songs Johnny Moses 0:44
202
Winter Snowflake Song (West Saanich) Johnny Moses 2:20
203
Winter Snow Wind Song (Swinomish) Johnny Moses 2:41
204
Winter Walking Snow Song (Cowichan) Johnny Moses 2:24
205
Winter Gift Song (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:32
206
Winter Fire Song (Swinomish) Johnny Moses 2:06
207
Winter North Wind Song (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:02
208
Winter Mountain Spirit Song (Saanich) Johnny Moses 2:13
209
Winter Snow Mountain Song (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:13
210
Winter Thunder Spirit Song (Kikiallus) Johnny Moses 2:59
211
Winter Water Serpent Song Johnny Moses 3:33
212
Winter Drumstick Song (Nuu-chah-nulth) Johnny Moses 2:06
213
Winter Jump Dance Song (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:08
214
Winter Jump Dance Song of the North (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:04
215
Winter Jump Dance Song of the South (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:04
216
Winter Jump Dance Song of the West (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:47
217
Winter Jump Dance Song of the East (Samish) Johnny Moses 3:23
218
Winter Moon Song (Swinomish) Johnny Moses 1:41
219
Winter Half Moon Song (Swinomish) Johnny Moses 1:39
220
Winter Spirit Song (Nuu-chah-nulth) Johnny Moses 2:08
221
Winter Spirit Traveling Song (West Saanich) Johnny Moses 2:22
222
Drumming for Spirit Traveling (Straits Salish) Johnny Moses 12:09
301
These songs are a gift… Johnny Moses 0:49
302
Spring Welcome Song (Cowichan) Johnny Moses 2:05
303
Spring Rainbow Song (Puget Sound) Johnny Moses 2:50
304
Walking with the Spring Song (Kikiallus) Johnny Moses 3:46
305
Spring Bluebird/Jay Song (Vancouver Island) Johnny Moses 3:44
306
Spring Wind Song (Spokane) Johnny Moses 2:48
307
Spring Traveling Canoe Song (Kikiallus) Johnny Moses 4:26
308
Spring Water Song (Cowichan) Johnny Moses 2:58
309
Spring Petal of the Flower Song (Okanogan) Johnny Moses 2:42
310
Spring Grandfather's Song of Love (Samish) Johnny Moses 3:47
311
Spring Grandmother Wind Song (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:30
312
Spring Bumblebee Song (Nuu-chah-nulth) Johnny Moses 4:10
313
Spring Falling Leaf Song (Swinomish) Johnny Moses 3:41
314
Spring Dance Song Johnny Moses 2:44
315
Spring Whispering Wind Song (Swinomish) Johnny Moses 2:41
316
Spring Waterfall Song (West Saanich) Johnny Moses 2:15
317
Flower Spring Dance Song (Snoqualmie) Johnny Moses 3:39
318
Johnny Moses' Indian Name Johnny Moses 1:19
401
About the Summer Medicine Songs Johnny Moses 1:22
402
Summer Welcome Song (Kikiallus) Johnny Moses 2:59
403
Summer Salmon Berry Song (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:58
404
Summer Canoe Traveling Song (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:33
405
Summer Potlatch Song (Nuu-chah-nulth) Johnny Moses 3:02
406
Summer Elk Song (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:26
407
Summer Black and Yellow Butterfly Song (Swinomish) Johnny Moses 3:01
408
Summer Deer Song (West Saanich) Johnny Moses 2:45
409
Summer Thank You Song (Jamestown S'Klallam) Johnny Moses 2:14
410
Summer Fire Song (Kikiallus) Johnny Moses 2:23
411
Summer Sunhouse Song (Nuu-chah-nulth) Johnny Moses 2:38
412
Summer White Seal Song (Samish) Johnny Moses 2:42
413
Summer Kicking the Rotten Log Song (Nuu-chah-nulth) Johnny Moses 3:36
414
Summer Blackfish Song (Nuwhaha - Upper Samish) Johnny Moses 2:44
415
Summer Knife Song (Squinamish) Johnny Moses 1:54
416
Summer Waterfall Song (Snoqualmie) Johnny Moses 1:54
417
Summer Cedar Song (Nuu-chah-nulth) Johnny Moses 2:01
418
Summer Potlatch Song for Child's Naming Johnny Moses 2:20
419
Summer Mountain Song (Snohomish) Johnny Moses 2:07
420
Summer Mountain Goat Song (Jamestown S'Klallam) Johnny Moses 1:48
421
Summer Eating Contest Song (Nuu-chah-nulth) Johnny Moses 3:21
422
Summer White Deer (Snohomish) Johnny Moses 2:57
423
Summer Bone Game Song (Coast Salish) Johnny Moses 3:39
424
Summer Clam Shell Game Song (Nuu-chah-nulth) Johnny Moses 3:43
425
Summer Hop Picking Song (Wanapum/Yakama) Johnny Moses 1:41
426
Summer Cedar Root Song (Snohomish) Johnny Moses 2:27
427
Summer Drifting Back Song (West Saanich) Johnny Moses 2:15
428
These songs that I have shared… Johnny Moses 1:48

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