A'ts'ina is an ancient, sacred Zuni city atop El Morro--also known as "Inscription Rock"--in west-central New Mexico. Mauldin has often been struck by the "presence" of the place, and drawn by the petroglyphs' communication of both the mundane and the spiritual. The new composition comes from his imagining of life there in the 1200's, and from the place's spiritual power today.
Digitized with funding from the Center for Regional Studies.
Commissioned by the Placitas Artists Series for Willy Sucre and Friends, Krzysztof Zimowski and Joan Wang, vlns, Willy Sucre, vla, Joan Zucker, 'cello, who premiered the work May 19, 2002 at Placitas NM on a concert of world premiere strings quartets by New Mexico composers, sponsored by the Placitas Artists Series). Movement Titles: "The Spirit That Wants Me," "Starlight on Trees," "The Old Man and the Boy," "Raiders in the West," "Sanctuary in Box Canyon," "Circling Spirit." ASCAP Title Code: 310556388. Date Composed: 2001. Copyright: 2002 M Mauldin. Duration: 17:56. Score/Parts: M Mauldin (computer-engraved, available for sale/rental).
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Mauldin, Michael. "A'ts'ina." (2001). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nm_composer_archive/581