The Spanish word for "table," a mesa is a high or flat tableland with steep sides. Mesas sometimes have vivid colors and interesting shapes that make them resemble great creatures resting in the Southwestern landscape. The text comes from my pondering what such beings might think of people
Digitized with funding from the Center for Regional Studies.
. Commissioned by the University of New Mexico and the city of Albuquerque for the UNM Centennial Celebration, during which it was premiered at the UNM Arena October 20, 1988 by the UNM Chorus and Orchestra, Harold Van Winkle, conductor. Voicing/Instrumentation: SATB, picc2222, bass cl, (optional saxes: 2 E-flat alto, 1 B-flat tenor, 1 bari), 4331, 2 perc, timp, harp, strgs. ASCAP Title Code: 460316701. Date Composed: 1988. Copyright: 1989 M Mauldin. Duration: 7:15. Score/Parts: M Mauldin (manuscript).
Choruses (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with orchestra -- Scores and parts
Mauldin, Michael. "Prayer of Mesas." (1988). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nm_composer_archive/597