Distinctive Tonal Music Inspired by Magical Places

Voices from Chaco: Concertino for Piano and Woodwind Quintet

ID: SM-000171284
Alternative title I. Invocation and Response, II. Tombeau, III. Fete and Offertory
ComposerMichael Mauldin
PublisherMichael Mauldin
Year of composition 1980
Genre Classical / Chamber music
Key F major
Instrumentation Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, Horn
Scored forSextet
Type of scoreFull score, Parts, Piano score
Duration 16'40"
Movement(s) 0 to 0 from 3
Difficulty Advanced
Description Commissioned by the New Mexico Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers Association, winner of the 1980 MTNA Composer of the Year Competition; premiered November 1, 1980 at the NMMTA state convention by the composer and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet, then showcased at the MTNA national convention April 28, 1981 in Phoenix, performed by Mauldin and the Gammage WW Quintet from Arizona State University.
Dedicated to the memory of Paul B. Muench, an Albuquerque teacher and pianist, who was killed in a 1978 aircraft accident, the work was written to provide advanced pianists of high-school or college age with a solo work and instrumental accompaniment of chamber proportions. It was the first of Mauldin's pieces inspired by Chaco Canyon, the capitol and Mecca of the Anasazi (a Navajo word meaning "the ancient ones"). The Chacoans created beautiful cities, accurate solar/lunar markers, intricate artwork, straight roads, and a far-flung trade network--all centuries before Europeans came to North America.

ASCAP title code: 520102532

More sound: https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/sets/voices-from-chaco

Complete tracks of all three movements: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kH1sznwO_y57SldVvZEZs1tQ1lfmvM5C8
Upload date 23.09.2012


Sheet music file
15.00 USD
PDF, 25.76 Mb (122 p.)


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