This piece is part of a Mexican trilogy for unaccompanied flute (see “Related Products” below) that is dedicated to Ana Ligia Mastruzzo. “Kuikatl,” composed in 2021, was composed in memory of Argentine composer Gerardo Gandini, “Quetzali” is for unaccompanied piccolo, and “Coyolyantototl” is for flute, a double pre-Hispanic flute and a recited text in Nahuatl.
Composed in 2021, this three-movement work explores the combination of timbre and other performative interrelations that occur between a modern traverse flute and the soundscape that comes from the Mexica culture of the Aztecs, through recitations in Nahautl and a replica of a double pre-Hispanic clay flute.
For insights and directions on to how to perform this work, please click on the “Audio Sample” tab to watch an informative video that was recently produced (in English) in Argentina by flutist Ana Ligia Mastruzzo.
Special Shipping Instructions: Having received properly sized boxes (so as to ship either the clay flute by itself, or, included in a larger box that will contain both the flute and the music), we‘re excited by the possibility of a US premiere in the near future. However, since our website platform doesn’t allow us to create separate shipping options (to distinguish between different product types), we need you to carefully review the following instructions:
1. If ordering the score, you may select either media mail or priority mail. (As priority mail the score will be sent in a USPS envelope).
2. If ordering either the clay flute by itself (shipped in a skinny 12x3x3 box), or, the complete set (the score and the clay flute), although a media mail option will appear on the shopping cart, postal regulations require us to ship the box as priority mail. (This is because in both cases the contents include non-printed material, i.e., the clay flute). However, please notice that we have fixed the price for the complete set at a value that is less than if you were to purchase the score and clay flute separately.