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Estampas Mexicanas

I. Ferial

II. Danza del Pájaro Sagrado

III. Teotlalli

 

10-minute suite in three movements. Its movements can be performed independently. It’s title means Mexican Vignettes.

 

  • The first movement is a festive parade of simple, colorful, folk-like tunes and rhythms woven into a tapestry of western European textures, evolving from a paraphrase of the opening of Carlos Chávez's magnificent "Sinfonía India" in homage to him.
  • The second movement is an imagined Aztec ritual invocation of the sacred bird. The orchestration is sparse and symbolic. The heartbeat of the volcano is heard in the bass drum. The ritual dance steps of the priest are evoked by the rhythm of the congas. The layered musical in the strings creates a musical step-pyramid that the piccolo melody climbs to invoke the sacred bird.
  • The third movement attempts to synthesize the European, native-Indian and Mestizo sounds introduced in the previous movements. This process leads to a statement of this movement’s main theme presented in a symphonic version of the mariachi-band sound.  

MOVEMENT

INSTRUMENTS

AUDIO

SCORE

I. Ferial

ORIGINAL VERSION:

1 piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 1 bassoon, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, strings, 3 percussion

professional recording

score and parts

TRANSCRIPTION:

strings orchestra

+ flute soloist

not recorded yet

score and parts

TRANSCRIPTION:

strings orchestra

draft recording (for reference only)

score and parts

II. Danza del Pájaro Sagrado

ORIGINAL VERSION:

1 piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 1 bassoon, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, strings, 3 percussion

professional recording

score and parts

III. Teotlalli

ORIGINAL VERSION:

1 piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 1 bassoon, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, strings, 3 percussion

professional recording

score and parts

TRANSCRIPTION:

strings orchestra

+ flute soloist

not recorded yet

score and parts

Danzas Latinoamericanas

I. Otoño en Buenos Aires

II. Pan de Azúcar

III. Atardecer Tapatío

 

10-minute suite in three movements. Its movements can be performed independently.

 

Danzas Latinoamericanas (Latin American Dances) is based on national dances from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico respectively. The first movement, Otoño en Buenos Aires (Autumn in Buenos Aires), is indebted to the new concert-style tango of Astor Piazzolla, as well as the melodic drama of Carlos Gardel’s songs. Pan de Azúcar (Sugar Loaf) echoes the sensuous music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and the exuberant vitality of the works of Heitor Villa-Lobos. His synthesis of the Brazilian choros tradition and late Romantic string writing provided a major inspiration for this movement. Atardecer Tapatío (Sunset in Guadalajara) is inspired by Mexican folk dance music and the sound of the “mariachi” bands.

 

 MOVEMENT

INSTRUMENTS

AUDIO

SCORE

I. Otoño en Buenos Aires

ORIGINAL VERSION:

string orchestra, piano

professional recording

score and parts

TRANSCRIPTION:

strings orchestra

+ flute soloist

THIS VERSION HAS NOT BEEN RECORDED YET

score and parts

II. Pan de Azúcar

ORIGINAL VERSION:

string orchestra

professional recording

score and parts

TRANSCRIPTION:

string orchestra

+ English horn soloist

THIS VERSION HAS NOT BEEN RECORDED YET

score and parts

III. Atardecer Tapatío

ORIGINAL VERSION:

string orchestra, piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 trumpets

professional recording

score and parts

TRANSCRIPTION:

string orchestra

+ flute soloist

THIS VERSION HAS NOT BEEN RECORDED YET

score and parts

Leyenda del Quetzal y la Serpiente

5-minute atmospheric piece, a fantasy for orchestra that makes reference to an Aztec legend of the Quetzal bird and the snake.

 

INSTRUMENTS

AUDIO

SCORE

Leyenda del Quetzal y la Serpiente

ORIGINAL VERSION:

piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, French horn, strings, 3 percussionists

professional recording

score and parts

Set me as a seal

 

 

INSTRUMENTS

AUDIO

SCORE

Set me as a seal

TRANSCRIPTION:

string orchestra

+ flute soloist

THIS VERSION HAS NOT BEEN RECORDED YET

 

MIDI version (for reference only)

score and parts

Excursión a la Montaña

Excursión a la Montaña (Excursion to the Mountain) is a flute solo piece evoking the first excursion of a child to the top of a little mountain. Playfully scurrying up and down, he eventually reaches the top, where a bird's song beckons him to admire the landscape and the distant sunset. Stylistically, the piece is inspired in the music of Debussy and Prokofiev, and it incorporates elements of Mexican music and Spanish Flamenco music. Excursión a la Montaña is dedicated to Kim Sopata, a great friend and an excellent flutist.

 

INSTRUMENTS

AUDIO

SCORE

Excursión a la Montaña

TRANSCRIPTION:

string orchestra

+ flute soloist

THIS VERSION HAS NOT BEEN RECORDED YET

 

flute solo version (for reference only)

score and parts

Sefika’s Menuetto

Dedicated to the great flutist Sefika Kutluer, this piece draws inspiration on the very first piece for orchestra composed by Elizondo.

 

INSTRUMENTS

AUDIO

SCORE

Sefika’s Menuetto

TRANSCRIPTION:

string orchestra

+ flute soloist

THIS VERSION HAS NOT BEEN RECORDED YET

score and parts

Chez

The title of this short, fun and energetic piece is a reference to the nickname of the composer’s friend to whom this piece is dedicated.

 

INSTRUMENTS

AUDIO

SCORE

Chez

TRANSCRIPTION:

string orchestra

+ flute soloist

THIS VERSION HAS NOT BEEN RECORDED YET

 

flute + guitar version (for reference only)

score and parts

Canción de Cuna

As the title indicates, Canción de Cuna is meant to be a tender lullaby, hence its simplicity and the composer’s choice to use a tonal, lyrical and straight-forward musical language.

 

INSTRUMENTS

AUDIO

SCORE

Canción de Cuna

TRANSCRIPTION:

string orchestra, harp

+ flute soloist

THIS VERSION HAS NOT BEEN RECORDED YET

 

flute + guitar version (for reference only)

score and parts

TRANSCRIPTION:

string orchestra, harp

+ voice

THIS VERSION HAS NOT BEEN RECORDED YET

 

voice + guitar version (for reference only)

score and parts

Princesa de Hadas

Princesa de Hadas (Fairy Tale Princess) was commissioned by Argentine poet Patricio Méndez. The title of this piece corresponds to a verse from a poem by Méndez, where he describes his beloved as a “fairy tale princess”. In this composition, lyrical melodies are presented in a peaceful dance that celebrates love and friendship. The musical material is deliberately simple, tonal and lyrical, in an attempt to evoke the innocence and romanticism of the world created by the poet for his fairy tale princess

 

INSTRUMENTS

AUDIO

SCORE

Princesa de Hadas

TRANSCRIPTION:

string orchestra

+ flute soloist

THIS VERSION HAS NOT BEEN RECORDED YET

 

flute + piano version (for reference only)

score and parts