This piece was inspired by the nationally-renowned fiesta dancing tradition of the Hondo Valley, a string of tiny villages between Ruidoso and Roswell, New Mexico. The dances, which blend the cultures of Spain, Mexico and Native America, are performed with courtly grace each spring by the young people of the valley.
Digitized with funding from the Center for Regional Studies.
Commissioned by the New Mexico Brass Quintet--Jeffrey Piper and Karen Baccaro, tpts; Karl Hinterbichler, trb; Herbert Winslow, hn; Phillip Black, tuba--which premiered it October 26, 1978 in Keller Hall, UNM. ASCAP Title Code: 330471655. Date Composed: 1978. Copyright: 1988 Wimbledon Music Inc./Trigram Music Inc. (1801 Century Park East (Suite 2400) Los Angeles, CA 90067-2326. Duration: 6:44. Score/Parts: Trigram Music (engraved).
Brass quintets (Horn, trombone, trumpets (2), tuba) -- Scores and parts, New Mexico -- Songs and music
Mauldin, Michael. "Children of the Dancing Valley." (1988). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nm_composer_archive/570