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Three Dances From Chaco Canyon: Concertpiece for Chamber Orchestra

Classical/Symphonic music • 1980
 
     
 

Three Dances From Chaco Canyon: Concertpiece for Chamber Orchestra


25.00 USD

PDF, 3.58 Mb ID: SM-000353208 Upload date: 14 Apr 2019
Instrumentation
Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass, Timpani
Scored for
Chamber orchestra
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
F major
Movement(s)
1 to 3 from 3
Publisher
Michael Mauldin
Difficulty
Difficult
Duration
10'1
The three untitled movements (3:40, 3:00, 3:20--last two are contiguous) were inspired by my visits to Chaco Canyon, in New Mexico, USA. The ancient Puebloans' accomplishments radiated from this mecca--beautiful cities, intricate artwork, straight roads, a far-flung trade network, and a fascination with and devotion to the order of the cosmos. Seeing things through the eyes of the Ancient Ones allowed me to say positive things in my work, but instead of eliminating the negative, my 'time-travel' at Chaco heightened the awareness of both good and evil. I felt as a child feels, breathing in both the joys and terrors of existence on this planet. The piece shocked some, with its re-imagining of ancient ceremonies. Some people missed the great tenderness of the second dance.

"Energetic but infused with quiet introspection.” –Barry Kilpatrick, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, 2006

Premiered by the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, Directed by David Oberg, June 21, 1981 in a concert of Mauldin’s works in Keller Hall at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM, on a concert sponsored by Ghost Ranch Foundation

ASCAP #500397708
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