Created especially for the 2018 MTNA Conference in Orlando, Florida, this multi-movement work depicts the exploration and searches of Francisco Vázquez de Coronado. Each of the three movements will be available as a single-user license (one each day of exhibiting) and will be combined together after the conference, at which time a studio license will be offered for the complete suite.
Movement 3 is free to conference attendees and members of Alijam Music’s email promotions list on Tuesday, March 20.
The finale of Coronado Suite depicts the anticipation and sadness as Francisco Coronado could find no gold in North America to take back to Spain. Led astray by a Native American Coronado called “The Turk,” when he finally arrived where he was told the wealthy city of Quivira was, the only valuable item found was a copper amulet.
Key: C minor
Mood: depressing, weary
Pedagogy: rubato, extended harmonies, pedaling, extreme dynamics