Written in 1973, as little more than an entry in a kind of personal journal, the piece reflects remembered visions from a camping trip with my wife in the Jemez Mountains. The melody of a Huron Carol haunted me for days. It reminded me of another spiritual landscape on this continent which had witnessed a fairly harmonious mix of Native American and European ideals. But the three movements reflect the 'feel' of the Jemez Mountains.
Digitized with funding from the Center for Regional Studies.
Won first-place in the "large ensemble" category of the New Mexico Composers Guild Bicentennial Composition Contest and was premiered on October 2, 1976 in Popejoy Hall at UNM by the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Orchestra, Dale Kempter, Director. Instrumentation: 2222, 4331, 2 perc, timp, strgs. Movement Titles: "Calavaras Dawn/Moonset (an old carol)," "Rio de las Vacas (some old jokes)," "Paliza Sun-Cliffs (some old echoes)." ASCAP Title Code: 500984681. Date Composed: 1973. Copyright: 1994 M Mauldin. Duration: 9:40. Score/Parts: Published by Harmonic Services Group, 436 River Rock Court, San Jose, CA 95136-3903, 408 269 2301.
Harmonic Services Group
Mauldin, Michael. "Three Jemez Landscapes." (1994). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nm_composer_archive/604