Percussion instruments in two compositions by Carlos Cha´vez : Xochipilli: an imagined Aztec music (1940) and Chapultepec: three famous Mexican pieces (1935)

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Dorothy Rice Conklin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Cort McClaren

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine percussion instruments and their role in two works by Carlos Chavez. Each composition represents a specific time period in the history of Mexico. Xochivilli. An Imagined Aztec Music reflects the music of the Aztecs before the Spanish Conquest of 1519. Chaoulteoec. Three Famous Mexican Pieces is an arrangement of mestizo tunes popular at the time of the Mexican Revolution in 1910.

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Language: English
Date: 1995
Cha´vez, Carlos, $d 1899-1978. $t Xochipilli
Cha´vez, Carlos, $d 1899-1978. $t Chapultepec
Percussion music

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