Peter Kater

How the West Was Lost

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In 1993, the Discovery Channel aired a six-hour miniseries documenting the experience of the Native Americans during America's westward expansion. Peter Kater created a three-hour score for How the West Was Lost. He captured 65 minutes of his favorites for the CD. His friend R. Carlos Nakai co-wrote many of the pieces and is one of the featured musicians. This is deep, soulful, and mournful music. Kater and Nakai celebrate nothing. They lament the loss of culture and heritage. This is a unique perspective on a topic that is often glamorized. There have been at least two similar documentaries with equally mournful soundtracks. The West and 500 Nations are comparable CDs.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:23 Amazon
2 03:07 Amazon
3 03:14 Amazon
4 03:00 Amazon
5 02:13 Amazon
6 03:13 Amazon
7 04:00 Amazon
8 02:17 Amazon
9 01:36 Amazon
10 03:20 Amazon
11 01:09 Amazon
12 02:35 Amazon
13 02:12 Amazon
14 04:47 Amazon
15 03:40 Amazon
16 02:25 Amazon
17 02:48 Amazon
18 03:48 Amazon
19 01:59 Amazon
20 02:59 Amazon
21 01:56 Amazon
22 04:09
23 01:35 Amazon
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