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Written for: The Albuquerque Boy Choir
Premiere: ABC, April 8, 1997 at the John Donald Robb Composers Symposium in Keller Hall at the University of New Mexico, with the composer conducting
Copyright: 1997 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: Archival recording of premiere: M Mauldin & UNM Fine Arts Library. The premiere is also included on the Albuquerque Boy Choir CD "Songs From Our Sixtieth", which is sold out, with only archival copies remaining.
Lyrics: Revoici venir du Printemps, L'amoureuse et belle saison. [nonsense syllables, ie "dah", "doot", "do-ba"]
Choral 1996 SA(A) pno 00:55 none
Movements:
  1. Prayer (1:08)
  2. Pilgrimage (1:16)
  3. Stones (1:02)
Written for: The Pacific Boychoir, Kevin Fox, Founder and Director
Premiere: PBC (Fox), September 26, 2007, Illinois College in Jacksonville IL
Copyright: 2009 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: Studio recording by the Pacific Boychoir, conducted by Kevin Fox, on the CD "Enchantment: Music by Michael Mauldin," produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping.
Program notes/text: "This piece was written for an outstanding new boychoir in Oakland, California, the Pacific Boychoir, founded and directed by Kevin Fox. The words were written by Peggy Pond Church, who was best-known for her book THE HOUSE AT OTOWI BRIDGE, excerpts from which I used as the narration for my orchestral suite, ‘Enchanted Land.’ Peggy grew up on the beautiful mesas around what is now Los Alamos, New Mexico before her father’s boys’ school was chosen by the government as the site for atomic-weapon research.”
Lyrics (by Peggy Pond Church, used by permission):
1. "Prayer"
Let me live keenly as a lark high-soaring
In one swift arc of song across the sky;
However brief let my flight be unswerving
And straight and high.
Let me increase as rivers do and gather
Wisdom from hills and every rooted tree;
Then let me go at last like quiet water
Toward the sea.
2. "Pilgrimage"
The black stone:
I carried it all the way up the mountain.
When I came down, a piece of the moon was shining in my pocket.
3. "Stones"
Stones
Those many shaped small smooth-polished pebbles
Have been waiting so long
For the ear that can hear
How they cry out.
Review: "Each song is about a minute long, but there's a lot more than one minute's musical value in each one. There is a beautiful flow to the music & an enchanted beauty to it." --Andrew Marr, "Voices of Angels"
Choral 2004 SSA, pno, strgs (opt) 03:30 none
Arranged for: The Albuquerque Boy Choir
Premiere: ABC, March 19, 1994, with the composer conducting, in a joint concert with the Albuquerque Girl Choir
Copyright: 1995 M Mauldin, 2001 Santa Barbara Music Publishing
Score/parts: Santa Barbara Music Publishing (engraved), P.O. Box 41003, Santa Barbara, CA 93140, www.sbmp.com or http://www.lorenz.com/product.aspx?id=SBMP424
Recording: Included on two CDs by the Albuquerque Boy Choir (2900 Palomas NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110): "One of the Family" (ABC95101), $10.00 and $3.00 shipping, and "Tomorrow Shall Be..." (ABC 9901), $12.00 and $3.00 shipping.
Text: Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, and graced will lead me home.
When we've been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun,
We've no less ways to sing God's praise than when we first begun.
Choral 1994 SA (or TB), pno 02:08 none
Written for: The original piano/vocal score was written for Judy Mahoney and the Hubert Humphrey Elementary School Chorus, Albuquerque NM. The orchestra version was for the Albuquerque Boy Choir, Albuquerque Girl Choir and the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra.  The woodwind quintet/organ/timpani version was for a concert of the Albuquerque Boy Choir.
Instrumentation: Narrator, SA, pno, or woodwind quintet with organ & timpani, or orchestra (2222/4331/2 perc/timp/strgs)
Premiere: The piano/vocal version was first performed by the Hubert Humphrey Elementary School Chorus in 1989 at a school arts fair. The orchestrated version, ABC, AGC & the APO (Elliott Higgins, cond), March 1 & 8, 1982 in Albuquerque NM.  The woodwind quintet/organ/timpani version was premiered by the Albuquerque Boy Choir, the Albuquerque Wind Quintet, organist John Clark and timpanist Kendall Mauldin on May 17, 1991 at First United Methodist Church, Albuquerque NM.
Copyright: none
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin, archival videotape of the premiere performances, and sequenced performance-SA/pno
Program notes/text: adapted from the illustrated children’s book, “Arrow to the Sun,” by Gerald McDermott:
[children] Long ago the Lord of the Sun sent the spark of life to earth. It traveled down the rays of the Sun through the heavens to the Pueblo, and it entered the house of a young Maiden.
[narrator] In this way the Boy came into the world of men. He lived and grew and played in the Pueblo. But the other boys would not let him join their games. "Where is your father?" they asked. "You do not have a father!" They chased him away. The Boy and his mother were sad.
[children] Mother, I must look for my father. No matter where he is, I must find him.
[narrator] So the Boy left home. He traveled through the world of men and came to Corn Planter.
[children] Can you lead me to my Father?
[narrator] Corn Planter said nothing, but continued to tend his crops. The Boy went to Pot Maker.
[children] Can you lead me to my Father?
[narrator] Pot Maker said nothing, but continued to make her clay pots. Then the Boy went to Arrow Maker, who was a wise man.
[children] Can you lead me to my Father? No matter where he is, I must find him.
[narrator] Arrow Maker did not answer, but, because he was wise, he saw that the Boy had come from the sun. So he created a special arrow. The Boy became the arrow. Arrow Maker fitted the Boy to his boy and drew it. The Boy flew into the heavens. In this way, the Boy traveled to the sun. When the Boy saw the mighty Lord, he cried:
[children, spoken] Father, it is I, your son.
[narrator] Perhaps you are my son. Perhaps you are not. You must pass through the four chambers of ceremony--the kiva of Lions, the kiva of Serpents, the kiva of Bees and the kiva of Lightning.
[children, spoken] Yes, Father, I will endure these trials.
[narrator] When the Boy came from the kiva of Lightning, he was transformed. He was filled with the power of the Sun. The Father and his Son rejoiced. "Now you must return to earth, my Son, and bring my spirit to the world of men."
[children, spoken] Yes, Father, I will return to earth.
[narrator] Once again the Boy became the arrow. When the arrow reached the earth, the Boy emerged, and went to the Pueblo.
[children] Long ago the Lord of the Sun sent the spark of life to earth. It traveled down the rays of the sun through the heavens to the Pueblo, and it entered the house of a young Maiden.
Choral 1989 SA, pno/ww qntet/orch 04:20 none
Arranged for: Credited to JS Bach, this tune (actually written by Gottfried Stozell) was arranged for the Albuquerque Boy Choir, the Albuquerque Girl Choir and the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrumentation: Unison treble and orchestra (2222/4332/timp/strgs)
Premiere: ABC, AGC & APO (Elliott Higgins, cond), March 1 & 8, 1982 in Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1998 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin (archival videotape of the premiere performances)
Text:
Bist du bei mir, geh ich mit Freuden
zum Sterben und zu meiner Ruh.
Ach, wie vergnügt wär so mein Ende,
es drückten deine schönen Hände
mir die getreuen Augen zu!
Choral 1982 Unison treble, orch 02:40 020372058
Written for: The Chancel Choir of the First Presbyterian Church, Topeka KS, Kenneth L Mauldin, senior pastor
Premiere: The Chancel Choir of FPC, Topeka KS, December 3, 1978, directed by Richard Gayhart
Copyright: 1978 M Mauldin and Kenneth L Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: none
Program notes/text: The text was written for a Festival of the Singing Church by Kenneth L. Mauldin, the composer's father.
O God of truth: light of the minds that know You,
Strength of those who worship You, joy of all who love You;
Let Your truth live in us, that we and all Your people,
may walk in a straight path and work with integrity
and rejoice in Your redeeming love.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
Choral 1978 SATB, a capella 01:30 330454156
Arranged for: The Albuquerque Boy Choir
Premiere: Premiere: ABC, November 7, 1998, with the composer conducting, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1999 Neil A Kjos Music Co (4380 Jutland Drive, San Diego, CA 92117, www.kjos.com)
Score: Neil A Kjos Music Co (above)
Recording: The Albuquerque Boy Choir CD, "Tomorrow Shall Be..." (ABC 9901, 2900 Palomas Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 ($12.00 and $3.00 shipping)
Also a demo recording produced by Kjos Music: http://kjos.vo.llnwd.net/o28/mp3/Come,_Holy_Spirit_-_8897.mp3
Program notes/text: Based on “Veni Creator Spiritus,” an ancient plainsong chant.
"I had been looking for a text to set for my boy choir the next season. A week before taking them to England, I was in church singing the hymn 'Come, Holy Spirit' and thinking that the spirit that children bring to music is from God. Suddenly I could hear in my head a flowing piano accompaniment for the hymn tune--something to match and complement the choir's own beauty as well as that of the tune itself. Though other projects waited on the shelf, this piece was finished in a matter of hours. All of us are visited by the creative forces of the spirit all of the time. But we don't always pay attention."
Come, Holy Spirit, our souls inspire, and lighten with celestial fire;
Thou the anointing Spirit art, who dost Thy sevenfold gifts impart.
Thy Blessed unction from above is comfort, life, and fire of love;
Enable with perpetual light the dullness of our mortal sight.
Teach us to know the Father, Son, and thee, of both, to be but one;
That through the ages all along this may be our endless song:
Praise to Thine eternal merit, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Choral 1998 SATB (SSAT), pno 03:33 030086541
Movements:
  1. My Words Are Tied in One (5:18)
  2. The Dance of the Sun (2:15)
  3. Our Mother the Earth (4:02)
  4. She Languishes (2:41)
  5. Exodus from Chaco (3:10)
  6. May All Creation Dance for You (6:37)
Instrumentation: picc/2222/4331/2 perc/timp/harp/SA-children/SATB-adult/strgs and 5 soloists: soprano, alto, tenor, bass and boy soprano
Commissioned by: The Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
Premiere: January 10, 2010, an American-music concert by the AYS and intergenerational civic choirs and soloists, conducted by Gabriel Gordon, in Popejoy Hall at the University of New Mexico
Copyright: 2009 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved. Price: $50.00, plus shipping, for one full score, one piano-vocal score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: M Mauldin, sequenced performance. Also audio and video recordings of the premiere. The DVD documentary, “The Making of Earthsongs,” which includes the entire first performance, may be ordered using this form: https://www.facebook.com/notes/michael-mauldin-composer/dvd-documentary-the-making-of-earthsongs/193905477311700
Program notes/text: Except for my own words in “Exodus from Chaco” and the quote from Isaiah 24 in “She Languishes,” the texts are Native-American prayers/songs to (and about) the earth. I became so excited with the concept that the piece was finished in a few months. The creative process itself was my way “to walk in the sacred way.” My hope is that the music and words, when performed by a new generation entrusted with the challenge and the reward of environmental and social crises, will highlight an old and deep wisdom to help them determine for themselves what truly is sacred.
I. "My Words Are Tied in One” (Tenor Soloist and Combined Choirs)
(Text: Yokuts Indian Prayer and Ojibway Prayer)
My words are tied in one with the great mountains,
My words are tied in one with the great rocks, with the great trees,
In one with my body and my heart.
Grandfather, look at our brokenness.
We know that the human family has strayed from the sacred way.
O sacred one, teach us love and honor,
That we may heal the earth, and each other.
O Grandfather, we are the ones who must get back together, to walk in the sacred way.
II. “The Dance of the Sun” (Men)
(Text: Native American Song)
All winter long behind every thunder, guess what we heard.
Behind every thunder the song of a bird, a trumpeting bird.
All winter long beneath every snowing, guess what we saw.
Beneath every snowing a thaw and a growing, a greening and growing.
Where did we run beyond gate and guardsman? Guess if you can.
Beyond gate and guardsman, all winter long, we ran to the sun, the dance of the sun.
III. “Our Mother the Earth” (Alto Soloist, Children, Women)
(Text: Tewa Pueblo Prayer)
Our mother the earth, Our father the sky, your children we are.
With tired backs, we bring you the gifts that you love.
Then weave for us a garment of brightness.
May the warp be the white light of morning.
May the weft be the red light of evening.
May the fringes be the falling rain.
May the border be the standing rainbow.
IV.”She Languishes” (Bass Soloist and Adult Mixed Choir)
(Text: Isaiah 24 and Chinook Psalter)
The earth dries up. The earth dries up and withers.
The world languishes and withers.
The earth lies polluted under its inhabitants.
They have broken the lasting covenant.
The winds carry strange smells; this is a day of change.
Great ones above and below, bless us.
V.”Exodus from Chaco” (Boy Soprano and Children)
(Text: Michael Mauldin)
Always walking. Grandfather, where do we go?
And why do we leave our home?
Thirsty, I’m thirsty. Grandfather, when can we stop?
Why can’t we go back to our home?
You said our cities were great ones. You said our fathers were wise.
Why then can’t we go back to the center of the world?
Why then can’t we go back to our home?
VI. “May All Creation Dance for You” (all Soloists and Choirs)
(Text: Chinook Psalter, Pawnee Prayer, Yokuts Indian Prayer, Ojibway Prayer)
May all things move and be moved in me, and know and be known in me.
May all creation dance for you in me.
Eagle soaring, see the morning. See the new mysterious morning, the child of God and darkness.
My words are tied in one with the great rocks, with the great trees,
In one with my body and my heart.
O sacred one, teach us love and honor,
That we may heal the earth and each other.
O Grandfather, we are the ones who must get back together to walk in the sacred way.
Video: (4 parts showing background, prep and final movement): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXAH9XuykiA
Choral 2009 SATB, SA, solos, orch 25:00 880901278
Written for: The Albuquerque Boy Choir
Premiere: ABC, February 14, 1993, Placitas NM, with the composer conducting.
Copyright: 1995 M Mauldin, 2001 Santa Barbara Music Publishing, PO Box 41003, Santa Barbara CA 93140, 2014 returned to M Mauldin.
Score: M Mauldin (photocopy of engraved version, a free download of which is available at http://repository.unm.edu/handle/1928/15579.  Please report any academic or professional performances to ASCAP).
Recording: M Mauldin (sequenced performance)
Text: Of the Father's love begotten Ere the worlds began to be
He is Alpha and Omega, He the source the ending He.
Of the things that are, that have been, And that future years shall see
Ever more and ever more. O ye heights of heav'n adore Him. Angel hosts
His praises sing; powers, dominions bow before Him. And extol our God and King.
Choral 1993 SA, pno 01:40 360534521
Movements:
  1. Celebrate the Light
  2. Celebrate the Silence
  3. Celebrate the Space (pno, org, dancers)
  4. Ojo de Dios
  5. Response
  6. Celebrate the Light (reprise)
Instrumentation: SATB chorus, alto soloist, 2 tpt, 2 trb, hn, bass trb, handbells, pno, org, dancers, narrator
Commissioned by: The Synod of the Southwest of the United Presbyterian Church
Premiere: Combined choirs of churches of the Synod of the SW, UPC, October 7, 1977, First Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque NM, with organist Goodsell Slocum, the composer at the piano, First Presbyterian Church Handbell Ringers, dancers Sharon Pruitt et al, conducted by Donald Pettit
Copyright: 1978 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin, archival recording of 1878i performance at First Presbyterian Church, Topeka KS
Text:
I. "Celebrate the Light" (text by the composer)
Celebrate the light of the morning with singing. Be one with the need of the earth for rain. Rejoice in the sounds of living things, for God has declared them good. Celebrate the light of the evening with singing. Be one with the old and the new, the same. Rejoice in the sounds of living things, for God has declared them good. Dance with the stirring of spring under the melting snow; Be still and reflect the colors of fall. Join in the laughter of youth and share the wisdom of age; Enjoy the fullness of faith in the purpose of God.
II. "Celebrate the Silence" (text by the composer, except for public-domain quote)
[whispered] Celebrate the silence with silence. [sung] The ancient cities now stand silent, and the wind sighs around the corners, but wherever you walk you hear the footsteps of those who preceded you. [narrator] "You shall not oppress the heart of a stranger; you know the heart of a stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt."
III. "Celebrate the SpaceSound clip: https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/celebrate-the-space-fiesta-de
[piano, organ, dancers]
IV. "Ojo de Dios" (Psalms 33:18-22)
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death, and keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and shield. Yea, our heart is glad in Him, because we trust in his Holy name. Let They steadfast Love, O Lord be upon us, even as we hope in Thee.
V. "Response"
[accompanied by organ, a responsive reading between choirs and congregation of the Psalms text]
VI. "Celebrate the Light" [reprise]
 
Choral 1977 SATB, brass, handbells 09:35 none
Written for: De Profundis Men’s Ensemble of Albuquerque, David Poole, Director
Premiere: De Profundis (Poole), June 29, 2009, with organist James Rasmussen, St Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Albuquerque NM, the American Guild of Organists Convention
Copyright: 2009 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin (manuscript) available on MusicaNeo
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording of the premiere)
Text: Sioux Prayer:
Grandfather Great Spirit, all over the world the faces of living ones are alike.
With tenderness they have come up out of the ground.
Look upon your children, that they may face the winds and walk the good road to the Day of Quiet.
Grandfather Great Spirit, give us the strength to understand.
Fill us with the light that we may walk the soft earth as relatives of all that live.
Choral 2009 TTBB, pipe organ 03:10 none
High Places (not related to the orchestral work with the same name)  Audio excerpt available.
Premiere: first performed by the women of the Washburn University Concert Choir, Directed by Floyd Hedberg, on a concert of Mauldin works in Topeka, Kansas)
Copyright: 1985 Composer American Editions (later returned to M Mauldin)
Score: M Mauldin, engraved simulation (web press), M Mauldin, $.75 each
Recording: M Mauldin, archival recording of a performance by the Albuquerque Boy Choir
Text: Come with me to the high places. Come with me to where the earth and sky join hands. Let them touch you and set you free. Open up your heart; We all can do our part. Help me plant a tree whose shade we'll never see. Follow along every day beside me. Open your ears to the harmony we sing. Let me touch you; I'll set you free. Now is the time. Now we can fly. We've got the courage; together we'll try. This is our place; joyous we are. Nothin' to keep us from goin' far. Open up your heart; we all can do our part. Help me plant a tree whose shade we'll never see. Open your mind to the sense of it. Open your heart to the love of the living world. Come with me to the high places. Follow the wind to where the sun and moon join hands. Let them touch you and set you free. Open up your heart. We have a way to start: Help me plant a tree, and you will set me free.
Choral 1985 SA, pno 02:10 none
Commissioned by: Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, Placitas NM
Premiere: Las Placitas Presbyterian Church Choir, February 27, 1994, Placitas NM
Copyright: pending
Score: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin (sequenced performance)
Text: (by the composer) In the newness of this moment, we have come to remember.
In the newness of this moment, we have come to renew.
God calls us to be the church in the world. God calls us to take good care of His people.
He gives us the power. We are only children, yes, children, the children of God.
In the stillness of this morning, we have come to listen.
In the stillness of this morning, we have come to retell.
God calls us to be the church in the world. God calls us to take good care of His people.
He gives us the power. We are only children, yes, children, the children of God.
In the newness of this moment, we have come to remember.
In the newness of this moment, we have come to renew.
God calls us to be the friends of the poor. God calls us to be the givers of mercy.
We are evr'y color. We are evr'y race of children, the children of God.
God calls to be the church in the world. God calls us to take good care of His people
and to praise His holy name.
Choral 1993 SAB, pno 02:55 none
Written to: Commemorate the birth of the composer's first child, Kendall.
Premiere: Washburn University Concert Choir, conducted by Floyd Hedberg, November 18, 1983, on a concert of Mauldin’s works presented by WU, Topeka KS
Copyright: 1989 M Mauldin, 2001 Santa Barbara Music Publishing, 2014 returned to M Mauldin
Score:  Download may be purchased at http://notenova.com/catalog/work/introduction-of-the-child-to-the-cosmos/
Recording: On the CD, "I Have Had Singing", by the Sangre de Cristo Chorale, Sheldon Kalberg, Director, PO Box 4462, Santa Fe, NM 87502
Program notes/text: The work subsequently won first-place in a national competition, the Ninth Annual Ithaca College Choral Composition Contest and Festival, where it was performed November 14, 1987 in Ford Auditorium at Ithaca College by the Horseheads High School Choir, conducted by Chuck Griffeth.
The text, an adaptation of a poem of the Omaha Indian Tribe, was given to Mauldin by his good friend Robert Seufert before the birth:
Oh ye Sun, Moon, Stars, all ye that move in the heavens, I bid you hear me!
Into your midst has come a new life. Consent ye I implore.
Make its path smooth that it may reach the brow of the first hill!
Oh ye Winds, Clouds, Rain, Mist, all ye that move in the air, I bid you hear me!
Into your midst has come a new life. Consent ye I implore.
Make its path smooth that it may reach the brow of the second hill!
Oh ye Hills, Valleys, Rivers, Lakes, Trees, Grasses, all ye of the earth, I bid you
hear me! Into your midst has come a new life. Consent ye I implore.
Make its path smooth that it may reach the brow of the third hill!
Oh all ye of the heavens, Oh all ye of the air, oh all ye of the earth; I bid you all
to hear me! Into your midst has come a new life. Consent ye all I implore.
Make its path smooth that it may travel beyond the four hills!
Sound clip: https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/introduction-of-the-child-to The entire track can be heard at the publlisher's website: http://notenova.com/catalog/work/introduction-of-the-child-to-the-cosmos/
Choral 1979 SATB, pno 03:30 390461964
Commissioned by: Frank Rimmer, for the choir at First Presbyterian Church in Denton, Texas, in loving memory of his wife, Elizabeth Rimmer
Premiere: The Choir of First Presbyterian Church, Denton, Texas in 1990
Copyright: 1990 M Mauldin
Recording: M Mauldin (sequenced performance)
Text: (by Ralph Waldo Emerson): We must learn that the Highest dwells within us,
that the sources of nature are in our own minds.
There is deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is accessible to us.
It comes to the lowly and the simple;
it comes to whosever will put off what is proud; it comes as insight;
it comes as serenity and grandeur. --the eternal One.
For ever and ever the influx of this more universal self is new and unsearchable.
Within us is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty; the eternal One.
When it breaks through our intellect it is genius;
when it breathes through our will it is virtue;
when it breathes through our affections it is love
Choral 1990 SATB, pno 02:55 none
Movements:
  1. Kyrie (2:57)
  2. Gloria Laudamus Te (2:28)
Commissioned by: The Sangre de Cristo Chorale in honor of the group’s 20th anniversary
Premiere: Sangre de Cristo Chorale, directed by Sheldon Kalberg and accompanied by Cindy Little, March 14, 1990 in Los Alamos NM and March 15, 1998 in Santa Fe NM
Copyright: 1997 M Mauldin, 2001 Santa Barbara Music Publishing, which published the two movements as two separate pieces, removing KYRIE from its catalogue in 2013 and returning rights to that movement to M Mauldin, 2014 GLORIA LAUDAMUS TE also returned to M Mauldin.
Score: Download of Gloria Laudamus Te may be purchased at http://notenova.com/catalog/work/gloria-laudamus-te/
Recording: Archival recording of premiere (Sangre de Cristo Chorale, PO Box 4462, Santa Fe, NM 87502)
Text:
I. "Kyrie"
O dear God, give us what we need: joy and delight in our lovely seed.
Help us nurture them with such care that they themselves with their young
may share. (repeat) Lord, look to your people; judge them with equity,
be merciful. Make your face shine upon us. (repeat). (repeat both parts)
II. "Gloria Laudamus Te"
Gloria, in excelsis Deo (repeats). Laudamus te. Benedicimus te. Adoramus te.
We praise you. We bless you. We worship you O God! (repeat first part)
Sound clips: https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/sets/kyrie-and-gloria-laudamus-te The complete track of "Gloria Laudamus Te" can be heard at the publisher's website: http://notenova.com/catalog/work/gloria-laudamus-te/
Choral 1997 SATB, pno 06:00 410126984
Premiere: unknown
Copyright: 2002 Santa Barbara Music Publishing
Score: Santa Barbara Music Publishing (engraved), P.O. Box 41003 Santa Barbara, CA 93140, www.sbmp.com or http://www.lorenz.com/product.aspx?id=SBMP469
Recording: M Mauldin (sequenced performance)
Program notes/text: Thomas Moore (1779-1852), Irish poet and musician, set his poem to the melody of"The Moreen," an old Irish aire, and titled it "The Minstrel Boy." It became a favorite of Irishmen who fought during the US Civic War, primarily on the Union side.
The minstrel boy to the war has gone, In the ranks of death you"ll find him,
His father's sword he hath girded on, His wild harp slung behind him,
"Land of song," said the warrior bard, "Tho' all the world betrays thee,
One sword at least thy rights shall guard, One faithfull harp shall praise thee."
The minstrel fell but the foeman's chain could not bring that proud soul under;
The harp he loved never spoke again, For he tore its chords asunder,
And said, "No chain shall sully thee, Thou soul of love and brav'ry!
Thy songs were made for the pure and free, They shall never sound in slav'ry."
Choral 2002 SATB, pno 01:40 none
Movements:
  1. Prayer to All That Is
  2. Blessing
  3. Farewell
Instrumentation: Men's chorus (TTBB) and Native American flute
Written for: Profundis, A Cappella Men’s Ensemble of Albuquerque, David Poole, Director and James Pellerite, Native Flute
Premiere: De Profundis (Poole) and James Pellerite, Native Flute, March 28/29, 2009 at Immanuel Presbyterian Church and St Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 2009 M Mauldin
Score/part: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording of premiere)
Text: (by the composer)
I. “Prayer to All That Is
Love, let me see beyond my anger, beyond my pain, beyond my fear,
To what is sacred and lovely, that I may love, that I may be loved.
Love, let me hear beyond the shouting, beyond the crashing, beyond the hate,
To what is gentle, and quiet, that I may hear, that we may hear,
the still, small voice.
II. “Blessing
There is no single way to show your love, no single path to walk to be good and true.
We have the power to heal everyone we know, only if those we bless will accept what we do.
III. “Farewell
May you return when your journey is done, having fulfilled your mission.
Find happiness with your friends and family, and be the thing you want to see.
Choral 2008 TTBB, native Amer fl 05:35 none
Commissioned by: The Ghost Ranch Choral Camp, Don Hermonat, Director, for its 20th anniversary
Instrumentation: SATB chorus (or SSAA) with organ, or also augmented by fl, ob, cello (or hn), bells, timp, harp
Premiere: Ghost Ranch Choral Camp, conducted by Robert Simpson, July 16, 1989, First Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: pending
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: For pno and voices only by the Albuquerque Boy Choir (2900 Palomas NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110) on its CD, "Songs From Our Sixtieth", sold out, archival copy only
Program notes/text: Dedicated to the composer’s son, Kevin
text: ("Phos Hilaron") O Gracious Light,
pure brightness of the ever living Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, Holy and Blessed!
Now as we come to the setting of the sun, and our eyes behold the vesper light,
We sing Thy praises, O God. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we praise Thee.
Thou are worthy, at all times to be praised by happy voices.
O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified throughout all the worlds.
Choral 1989 SATB (SSAA), org et al 04:10 none
Arranged for: The Albuquerque Boy Choir
Premiere: Concert Choir of the ABC (Mauldin, cond.), May 2, 1998, Greater Southwest Music Festival, Amarillo TX
Copyright: 2002 Santa Barbara Music Publishing (engraved), P.O. Box 41003 Santa Barbara, CA 93140,www.sbmp.com
Score: Santa Barbara Music Publishing (above) http://www.lorenz.com/product.aspx?id=SBMP476
Recording: Albuquerque Boy Choir CD, "Tomorrow Shall Be..." (ABC 9901, 2900 Palomas Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 ($12.00 and $3.00 shipping)
Program notes/text: George Frideric Handel composed the oratorio, “Joshua” based on the book of the bible. “Oh Had I Jubal’s Lyre” was originally a soprano solo. The arranger created the other parts based on the harmonies and melodies of the original accompaniment.
Oh had I Jubal’s lyre,
Or Miriam’s tuneful voice,
To sounds like his I would aspire,
In songs llike hers rejoice.
My humble strains but faintly show
How much to heaven and thee I owe.
Choral 1997 SATB, pno 02:55 none
Commissioned by: The University of New Mexico and the city of Albuquerque for the UNM Centennial Celebration
Instrumentation: picc2223, bass cl (optional saxes: 2 E-flat alto, 1 B-flat tenor, 1 bari)/4331/2 perc/timp/harp/strgs/SATB
Premiere: UNM Chorus and Orchestra, directed by Harold Van Winkle, October 20, 1988, UNM Arena
Copyright: 1989 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved. Price: $20.00, plus shipping, for one full score, one piano-vocal score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: UNM archival recording of January 6, 1989 performance, Stewart Robertson, conductor, in Popejoy Hall, UNM. Also recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic, conducted by Robert Ian Winstin, on Volume 14 of the Masterworks of the New Era, produced by ERM Media.
Program notes/reviews/text: 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.
text (by the composer) Father the Sun, Our Mother the Earth, Bless this place where the powers move--
the great powers move between earth and sky! May the people that move upon us
know from whence they came, that they may let the earth heal. May they let the
earth heal, that they may live among us, and know from whence they came.
Choral 1989 SATB, full orch 07:15 460316701
Movements:
  1. Please Don't Let Them Die (7:24)
  2. God Bless the Winds and the Waters of the World (4:11)
Instrumentation: picc2222/bass cl/4331/2 perc/timp/strgs/SATB (opt SA children)
Commissioned by: The New Mexico Music Educators Association for its 50th anniversary celebration
Premiere: New Mexico All-State Symphony Orchestra and Mixed Chorus, January 8, 1994, Popejoy Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1993 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved. Price: $35.00, plus shipping, for one full score, one piano-vocal score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: NMMEA archival recording of the premiere
Text: (by the composer)
I. “Please Don't Let Them Die
Father, I'm sorry to bother you. Father, I'm sorry to trouble you.
But father, I need to talk to you, and father, I need to explain to you.
I don't ask for myself; please will you hear my prayer?
Children--there are many children. Hunger--they know much hunger,
and hatred--they are touched by hatred.
Please don't let them die; please help them, will you try?
Where is the love that brought them forth to the world, that brought them life?
Where is the selflessness that cares for another man's child,
that cares for a child that has no home.
Give him the strength and the will to survive, and the hope for a kinder way,
for a better day, when the children shall be safe.
Orphans--there are many orphans. Runaways--there are many runaways.
Hunger--they know much hunger, and hatred--they are touched by hatred.
Please don't let them die; please help them, will you try?
II. “God Bless the Winds and the Waters of the World
God bless the winds and the waters of the world.
May they always blow free and flow clean,
so they will not so much hurt and destroy, but give life and hope.
Give us the knowledge to heal the world. Give us the courage to try.
We will work to save the water. We will work to save the air.
We will teach our children's children to handle earth with care.
Choral 1993 SATB (& opt SA), orch 08:25 461839878
Commissioned by: Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado for the Centennial Celebration of Mesa Verde National Park in 2006
Instrumentation: picc/fls 1 & 2/obs 1 & 2/cl 1,2 & 3/bass cl/bsns 1 & 2/alto sax 1 & 2/tenor sax/bari sax/tpts 1,2 & 3/hns 1,2,3 & 4/euphonium/tuba/timp/glock-vibes/sus sym/snare-BD/harp/chorus
Premiere: Fort Lewis College Concert Band and Concert & Chamber Choirs, directed by Linda Mack, March 24, 2006, FLC Concert Hall, Durango CO
Copyright: 2005 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved. Price: $20.00, plus shipping, for one full score, one piano-vocal score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: M Mauldin (sequenced performance)
Review/text: "Mauldin's dramatic piece seamlessly wove the textured melodies as its gentle opening made way for the combined voices.The balanced piece seemed perfectly written for the talent of college musicians." –THE DURANGO HERALD
(text by the composer) The proud light shines on the mountains, the rim of a sacred world,
Collecting the prayers and the blessings of the sky.
Here nothing is taken for granted, we speak with each living thing.
Life and death are before us where we walk.
The gods stare back from the rock.
But where did they come from, and where did they go?
They live among us; we seek their mind.
We honor special places
that teach us how our fathers loved the design in living things.
The brave green of the plant, the breath of bird, the song of child
mix with light and empty space.
The proud light shines on the mountains,
The valleys, the pathways
Where we walk.
Choral 2005 SATB, concert band 05:09 502422819
Arranged for: The Albuquerque Boy Choir (SA version) & the Chancel Choir of St Paul Lutheran Church, Albuquerque NM, Directed by Bradley Ellingboe (SATB version)
Premiere: SA version: the Albuquerque Boy Choir, conducted by the composer, March 19, 1994 at a joint concert with the Albuquerque Girl Choir, Albuquerque NM. The SATB version: the Chancel Choir of St Paul Lutheran Church, Albuquerque NM, July 6, 1997, conducted by Bradley Ellingboe
Copyright: 1994 (SA) and 1997 (SATB) by Neil A. Kjos Music Co, 4380 Jutland Drive, San Diego, CA 92117, www.kjos.com
Score: Neil A. Kjos Music Co.   SA version: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Simple-Gifts/268720                                    SATB version: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Simple-Gifts/272539
Recording: SA version only: On two CDs by the Albuquerque Boy Choir (2900 Palomas NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110): (1) "One of the Family" (ABC95101), $10.00 and $3.00 shipping, and (2) "Songs From Our Sixtieth", sold out, archival copy only  A demo of the SATB version can be heard at the publisher's website: http://www.kjos.com/detail.php?division=2&table=product&prod_id=8857
Text: (a Shaker song):
'Tis gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,
'tis the gift to come down where you ought to be,
and when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained, to bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed.
To turn, turn will be our delight, till by turning, turning we come 'round right.
Choral 1994 SA, pno (& SATB, pno) 02:10 190119865
Commissioned by: St John’s United Methodist Church, Albuquerque NM, Jose Daniel Flores, Director of Music
Instrumentation: SATB adult choir, SAB child & youth choir, brass quintet, snare, timp, handbells (or pno), org
Premiere: the choirs, handbells and brass of St John’s UMC, directed by Jose Daniel Flores, Maribeth Gunning, organ, December 25, 2000, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 2009 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: none
Text: (by the composer)
Spirit of the living God, Come. Come into our midst and bless us.
We are many but we share the one desire for love and compassion for us all!
Lighten with celestial brightness. Comfort, life and fire of love, come.
We are many but we share the one desire for love and compassion for us all!
Praise to thine eternal merit, Father, Son and Spirit.
Give us all the courage to let love alone guide us.
Spirit of the living God, come. Cone into our midst and bless.
Help us hear another person's story. Young and old, we honor each one's glory.
The glory of love for us all.
Let us behold the wisdom of the child, the beauty of the old, the strange and new.
Spirit of the living God, Come. Come into our midst and bless us.
We are many but we share the one desire for love and compassion for us all!
We are many, we are many, we are many.
Spirit bless us. Spirit bless us all!
Choral 2000 SATB, SAB, org et al 05:09 497198637
Commissioned by: First United Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque NM
Instrumentation: SATB, brass quintet, timp
Premiere: The Chancel Choir of FUPC, Albuquerque NM, Easter Sunday, 1982
Copyright: 1988 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: Archival recording of the premiere
Program notes/reviews/text: The text is a confession of the United Presbyterian Church:
This is the good news which we received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved:
that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures,
that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day,
that He appeared to Peter, then to the Twelve and to many faithful witnesses.
We believe He is the Christ, the Song of the living God.
He is the First, the Last, the Beginning and the End.
He is our Lord and our God.
Choral 1981 SATB, brass qntet, timp 03:20 500462888
Movements:
  1. Why Didn't You Tell Me? (2:05)
  2. The Age of Human Freedom (1:53)
Written for: The Albuquerque Boy Choir
Premiere: ABC, May 19, 1991, First United Methodist Church, Albuquerque NM, directed by John Clark
Copyright: pending
Score: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording of premiere & a sequenced performance)
Text: (by the composer):
I. “Why Didn't You Tell Me?
Oh Mom, Hey Dad. Why didn't you tell me that the world is full of a number of things that just don't make sense.
Why does a dog scare a cat and a cat scare a mouse but a mouse scare an elephant? (repeat opening)
Why do the birds and the bees seem to know where to go even though they don't study it? (repeat opening)
There are people with alot; there are people who have not.
But it really doesn't matter what you've got if you're not enjoying it. (repeat opening)
Why do we go far away dreaming of just the love that is right here inside of us? (repeat opening)
II. “The Age of Human Freedom
This is the age of human freedom. There is no stopping what's begun.
It's taken hundreds of our years; it's taken millions of our lives.
The human heart will not rest until it is free to love what it chooses to love.
There is no price we will not pay for liberty and justice now.
This is the age of human freedom. There is no stopping what's begun.
Choral 1991 SA, pno 04:00 none
Commissioned by: The Santa Fe Women's Ensemble, Linda Raney, Director
Instrumentation: SSAA, 2 flutes
Premiere: SFWE (Raney), accompanied by flutists Charly Drobeck and Nancy Laupheimer, April 20, 25 & 27, 1997 at Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe NM
Copyright: 1997 M Mauldin (music) and Penny Raife Durant (words)
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript).  A free download of the manuscript score and part is available at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/17671.  Please report any academic or professional performances to ASCAP.
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording of the premiere)
Text: (by Penny Raife Durant):
We are one with the sun, warming our neighbors, lighting the way.
We are one with the wind, the wind caressing the trees, and clearing the air.
We are one with the mountain, strong, unchanging from generation to generation, sentinels. (repeat first line)
We are one with the ocean, the moving uplifting waves, a rich, warm womb.
We are one with the mountain, strong, unchanging from generation to generation, we are sentinels.
We are one with the desert, vast and colorful, proud and swept by the winds of time.
We are one with the forest, alive, replenishing, a home for the wolf and the fawn.
We are one with the river, gathering force, so relentless, powerful.
We are one with the ebbing, flowing with the seasons, powerful, relentless. (repeat opening)
We are one with the ocean, the wind, the forest, the desert, the river, the mountain,
We are one.
Choral 1997 SSAA, 2 fl 05:40 531901470
Movements:
  1. Holy Mother (5:09)
  2. O Child, May We Know You (4:09)
  3. Now the Star (2:23)
  4. Dream of Darkness (2:26)
  5. Song of Light (2:43)
Instrumentation: SSAA, harp
Commissioned by: The Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble, Linda Raney, Director, for its tenth anniversary
Premiere: SFWE (Raney), accompanied by Rosalind Simpson, harp, December 13-16, 1990 at Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe NM
Copyright: 1990 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, 51 pgs, staple-bound. Price: $7.50 per copy, plus shipping. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: Archival recording of premiere. The Santa Fe Women's Ensemble, conducted by Linda Raney, included the work on their CD "Glad Tidings," available from the SFWE, 424 Kathryn Place, Santa Fe NM 87501 (www.sfwe.org)
Program notes/review/text: While working on piano accompaniments for a string method, I cherished every moment I spent working on this piece. I knew Linda Raney, the director of the SFWE, and Rosalind Simpson, the harp accompanist. I had heard and enjoyed their concerts in the beautiful and resonant Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe. As a boychoir director, I had a fondness for treble voices, and for harp. There was a competition of sorts for who would supply the text. I fell in love with the poems of Lara Hill, herself a member of the ensemble. Her words were earthy yet reverent, full of imagery and color. She was agreeable to small changes motivated by musical issues and formal structure. The composing process was a joy. So was the performance. My wife and sons and I attended the premiere in December, 1990 on a snowy night in Santa Fe. Loretto Chapel was filled with people, candelight, song--and magic.
Review: "Intriguingly new and overwhelmingly beautiful. His is an exquisite contemporary text with music to match. The Christmas musical market needs something new and different. This is it!" –NEW MEXICAN
Text (Lara Hill):
I. “Holy Mother
Deep nights press the light while darkness holds sway--chill claws the air from the quivering north--Mother rides on behind her veil. Noon's blaze on her cheek cools with even a breeze. The sun's arc has shrunk as she's grown full inside. O Mother, sustain us. She signs winds at dusk. She cries gales in the night--waves white with pain heave to bring in the life. O Mother renew your people. O Mother, sustain us.
II. “O Child, May We Know You
And who here is born with the heightening light? Child of faith, our own hope of heart, word of love, the Christ mind. O Child may we know you--and crown your sweet head, and give our two hands, whole heart to all that you shine for. Hushed, the animals rest 'round mother and babe. Husband looks on, amazed. He whispers: "Mother of space, child of time, sleep on, sleep, the long night lets you heal. I'll keep you, gift of God, word in form. Grant me ways of worthiness. Child of my God, teach me what you need; What shall I show you?"
III. “Now the Star
Behold the great star that astrologers told would blaze forth to guild us all long journey through. "It heralds a great king." Lo the star leads our path to the cradle of light. Praise to the child of the ages! "Take fine things, and rare to honor His coming--you must" said the old ones, "go and lay them at His feet; with this child an epoch is born." Lo the star leads our path to the cradle of light. Praise to the child of the ages. Many a full moon over the mountains, forest torrents, endless suns pounding our path over desert sands we've seen for the honored one. The wise king is he who is willing to bow beyond himself to the source of all pow'r. Thus come we to kneel before the truth of God in human form.
IV. “Dream of Darkness” (harp interlude)
V. “Song of Light
Golden trumpeting, radiance surround us: a vision fills the sky. We shrink in the brightness, stunned in the night, the field's lit clear around. "Fear not", the angel sings, "For fear has no place here, Fear has no place to be, no need to be. Peace be in the heart, peace be in the heart of the mind. Word of great glory I bring: a Savior's born tonight, Emmanuel, God with us! Now dawns the morning of deliverance. To one, to all the news I bring--this is joy supreme, angels come and sing, Glory to God most high. Peace, peace in glory to God most high. Angels come sing, come and play. Sing out and play!" Spirit and earth conceived. Now from her dark womb the light has emerged. And love's in the lap of the world. So strum the spectrum blow heavenly horns that people may see, people may hear the savior's here today. Peace, peace our savior is with us today. Alleluia. The savior's ours today. Glory to God most high. Alleluia!
Choral 1990 SSAA, harp 16:35 530430623
Movements:
  1. Nasha hozho (2:06)
  2. Kairos (1:39)
  3. Mitakuye oyashin (2:15)
Written for: The Concert Choir of the Albuquerque Boy Choir, Edmund Torrez, Director, at the composer’s retirement as director
Premiere: Concert Choir of the ABC, directed by Ed Torrez, May 17, 2003, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 2007 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, 17 pgs, staple-bound. Price: $2.50 per copy, plus shipping. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: Archival recording of the premiere. A studio recording by the Pacific Boychoir, conducted by Kevin Fox, is included on the CD "Enchantment: Music by Michael Mauldin," produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping
Text: (paraphrased from "Worldwords" by Victor La Cerva, MD, HEAL Foundation Press, used by permission):
 
I. “Nasha hozho” (Navajo: to walk in the beauty way)
To walk in beauty, to walk in beauty,
is to know the goodness of all creation.
to walk in beauty.
II. “Kairos” (Greek: Right timing/synchronicity)
Trust that part of you always knows when to listen,
that part of you always knows when to act.
Honor the knowing of the other way to listen, listen, listen.
Invite the rhapsody of committed surrender.
III. ”Mitakuye oyashin” (Lakota: We are related to everyone and everything)
We walk through the earth with open eyes,
to be one with all that is.
We accept our humble place in this vast creation,
to honor kinship with all that lives.
O sacred candle of understanding,
light our paths, we are part of a great unfolding.
We are related to life around us;
we are part of the life-force of all creation.
We walk through the earth with open eyes,
to be one with all that is.
All things above us, all things below us,
all honor kinship with all that lives.
We honor kinship with all that has life.
Review: "Each song has a lot more than two minutes' worth of musical substance to it. The driving rhythms of the piano supporting the expansive musical lines of the last song are particularly impressive." Andrew Marr, "Voices of Angels."
Choral 2002 SATB, pno 06:37 532077851
Commissioned by: The Albuquerque Wind Quintet
Instrumentation: fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn, narrator
Premiere:
Copyright: 1994 M Mauldin & Penny Raife Durant (author of the story used for the narration)
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript). Downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: Performed by the AWQ with KL Higgins, narrator, on the CD, "One of the Family" (ABC95101) produced by the Albuquerque Boy Choir, 2900 Palomas Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, $10.00 and $3.00 shipping
Program notes: Author Penny Durant (whose son was in the boy choir I conducted—Adam recorded the part of Aki in the version on the Albuquerque Boy Choir’s CD, “One of the Family.”) allowed me to use her story about a boy not quite old enough to go on the hunt, whose wits helped the women, children and elderly of his pueblo survive marauders while the men were away. Though the ancient Puebloans did not always record events with their petroglyphs, there are panels of glyphs that some historians believe may tell such a story.
Chamber 1994 ww qntet, narrator 15:02 none
Movements:
  1. The Spirit That Wants Me (4:09)
  2. Starlight on Trees (1:44)
  3. The Old Man and the Boy (3:02)
  4. Raiders in the West (2:13)
  5. Sanctuary in Box Canyon (2:26)
  6. Circling Spirit (4:07)
Commissioned by: the Placitas Artists Series for Willy Sucre and Friends (Krzysztof Zimowski and Joan Wang, vlns, Willy Sucre, vla, Joan Zucker, 'cello).
Instrumentation: 2 vln, vla, 'cello
Premiere: Willy Sucre and Friends, May 19, 2002 at Placitas NM on a concert of world premiere string quartets by New Mexico composers, sponsored by the Placitas Artists Series
Copyright: 2002 M Mauldin
Score/parts: Computer-engraved, staple-bound. Price: $12.50, plus shipping, for full score and one copy each part. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: By the Nevsky String Quartet, St. Petersburg, on the CD "Earth Spirit", produced by M Mauldin
Program notes/review: 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.
The title of the first movement, “The Spirit That Wants Me,” was the name of an anthology of testimonials by creative people who had migrated to New Mexico. My essay, “Beyond the Four Hills,” bore witness to years of sacred interaction. “Starlight on Trees” is a simple, elegant “moment musicale,” a mental framing of a nighttime walk in the Zuni Mountains. “The Old Man and the Boy” is about the affectionate companionship of a man too old to go on the hunt, and a boy too young to go. Such relationships, viewed now with suspicion and intolerance, were valued as natural and healthy then. There was mutual reverence, which is why the closeness was sacred. “Raiders in the West” broods on the threat these people faced from marauders, often coming from the west. “Sanctuary in Box Canyon” reflects the feelings of those who hid there, a safe place, yet open to the sky. “Circling Spirit” brings together all the characters, including the place itself, surrounded and energized by the earth spirit.
".... Though Mauldin called its six movements “unabashedly programmatic,” the music moved far beyond literal description. Filtered through his sensibility, the landscape triggered a highly personal language. He subtly used elements of American Indian music, like small repetitive themes and pentatonic or five-toned scales, to evoke a sense of things ancient, hallowed. It was a lovely work, full of space and spirit." –Joanne Sheehy Hoover, ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, 5/21/02
Chamber 2001 strg quartet 17:56 310556388
Commissioned by: Los Alamos NM pianist Rosalie Heller for herself and clarinetist Robert Wingert
Instrumentation: B-flat clarinet and piano
Premiere: June 12, 1982, Robert Wingert/Rosalie Heller, Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos NM
Copyright: text
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: Edited studio recording by Bonnie and Michael Mauldin, included on the commercial cassette, "Visions West", $10.00 and $3.00 shipping, from M Mauldin
Program notes: "The music was inspired by the beautiful Jemez Mountains surrounding Los Alamos and the vision of a solitary bird eternally soaring over the landscape--a mute witness to all that has ever taken place there."
Chamber 1982 cl, pno 10:25 none
Movements:
  1. Morning Prayers (2:39)
  2. River Music (3:34)
  3. Shimmering Heat (1:50)
  4. Sunset (4:09)
Commissioned by: The New Mexico Woodwind Quintet
Instrumentation: fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn
Premiere: NMWQ, May 16, 1990, Episcopal Church of the Holy Faith in Santa Fe NM and May 21, 1990 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1990 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound. Price $8.75, plus shipping, for full score and one copy of each part. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: The New Mexico Woodwind Quintet, on the CD "Earth Spirit", produced by M Mauldin
Program notes/reviews/text: This piece was inspired by a river-rafting trip I took with my sons, Kendall and Kevin, at Moab, Utah. It was August, after our family vacation. My wife couldn't go, so I took the boys, who must have thought their father insane for taking them to the canyon lands that time of year. But the cooling white-water, the colors of the canyons and child’s play on sandy beaches made it a treasured experience for us all. In the first movement, “Morning Prayers, ” the flute and clarinet chase each other like cliff-swallows echoing their calls off the cathedral-like canyon walls, as I make peace with the racing Colorado River. “River Music” is full of white-water thrills and wonderful quiet moments when the river is deep and calm, as we float beside the raft. “Shimmering Heat” recalls the surreal light effects of rising heat. In “Sunset” there is a sense of urgency to take in as much as possible of the beauty of the rich light on the landscape before night falls. The energy we get from that beauty is real. Not just a fleeting mood, it sustains mind, body and spirit.
Chamber 1989 ww qntet 12:15 330553996
Commissioned by: The New Mexico Brass Quintet (Jeffrey Piper and Karen Baccaro, tpts; Karl Hinterbichler, trb; Herbert Winslow, hn; Phillip Black, tuba)
Instrumentation: 2 tps in C, hn, trb, tuba
Premiere: NMBQ, October 26, 1978, Keller Hall, University of New Mexico
Copyright: 1988 Wimbledon Music Inc./Trigram Music Inc. 1801 Century Park East (Suite 2400) Los Angeles, CA 90067-2326 Tel: 310-556-9683 Fax: 310-277-1278
Score/parts: Wimbledon/Trigram (?). Several online sellers have a few remaining copies. M Mauldin: archival engraved copy & manuscript
Recording: M Mauldin: Archival edited studio recording made by the NMBQ in Keller Hall, UNM.
Program notes/review: "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."
Review: "'Children of the Dancing Valley' is an exciting work that makes much musical sense and it can be performed many times and still be rewarding, challenging and new to the performers." --National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal"
Chamber 1978 brass qntet 06:44 330471655
Written for: The Olympian Brass of the National Repertory Orchestra
Instrumentation: antiphonal, using 6 tps in C, 3 hns in F, 3 trbs, 2 tubas, timpani
Premiere: Olympian Brass of the NRO, July 14, 1988 in front of Spruce Tree ruin at Mesa Verde National Park in honor of the 100th anniversary of the first sighting of the ruins
Copyright: 1988 M Mauldin.  Free download of the manuscript score and parts is available at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/15832.  Please report any academic or professional performances to ASCAP.
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording of the premiere)
Chamber 1988 antiphonal brass 02:15 360281590
Movements:
  1. Summer Night (4:09)
  2. Autumn Morning (2:57)
  3. Winter Evening (4:09)
  4. Spring Afternoon (3:55)
Commissioned by: The Ensemble of Santa Fe (Carol Redman, fl; Thomas O'Connor, ob; Kay Newnam, vln; William Kirschke, vla; Jeffery Levenson, 'cello; Rosalind Simpson, harp)
Instrumentation: fl, ob, vln, vla, 'cello, harp
Premiere: ESF, March 2, 1985 in Los Alamos NM and March 3, 1985 in Santa Fe NM
Copyright: 2007 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer engraved, staple-bound. Price: $16.50, plus shipping, for full score and one copy of each part.  Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: A recording of the Santa Fe premiere is included on the CD "Enchantment: Music by Michael Mauldin," produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping.
Program notes/reviews: My wife and I bought and fenced 20 acres of Zuni-Mountain land, to allow it to recover from years of overgrazing. I reveled in the beauty and used the piece as a kind of journal. Back in Albuquerque, I could recall the feel of the place in different seasons and at different times of day.
"These miniatures...evoke a vast, unpolluted openness. This new work...is an invigorating affirmation of life." --ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
"...touched by the reality of earth and its related elements and wholly disclosing Mauldin's unbelievable capacity to tap its essence." --Charles Maldonado, ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
Chamber 1984 fl, ob, vln, vla, cello, hp 14:45 361582334
Commissioned by: The New Mexico Brass Quintet (Jeffrey Piper and Michael Montgomery, tpts; Kristin Thelander, hn; Karl Hinterbichler, trb; John Olah, tuba)
Instrumentation: 2 tps in C, hn, tgrb, tuba
Premiere: NMBQ, December 4, 1983, Keller Hall, UNM, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1985 Mark Tesak Verlag. Reverted to M Mauldin
Score/parts: Engraved. Tesak Verlag dissolved. Copies can be purchased online from various sellers. M Mauldin: archival engraved copy
Recording: M Mauldin (sequenced performance)
Program notes/review: Based on these hymns:
"The God of Abraham Praise" (Yigdal), adapted from a Hebrew melody
"Come, Thou Almighty King", an Italian hymn from 1769
For All the Saints Who from Their Labors Rest" (Sine Nomine) by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
"Jesus, Priceless Treasure" (Jesu, Meine Freude), harmonized by JS Bach in 1723
A portion of the Bach harmonization is directly quoted.
Review: "(Mauldin) has crafted an excellent 7-minute single-movement piece that is serious, dramatic, and complex in emotion and style, an emotional challenge and excellent program material."
--James Olcott, INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET GUILD, December, 1987.
Chamber 1983 brass qntet 07:25 none
Movements:
  1. North (5:07)
  2. South (2:23)
  3. East (1:50)
  4. West (5:02
Commissioned by: The Ensemble of Santa Fe (Carol Redman, fl; Thomas O’Conner, ob; Rosalind Simpson, harp)
Instrumentation: fl, ob (or vln), harp
Premiere: ESF, April 27, 1986 in Santa Fe NM
Copyright: 1999 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved. Price: $8.50, plus shipping, for one copy of the score and one copy of each part. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: By the Ensemble of Santa Fe, on the commercial cassette, "Visions West", $10.00 and 3.00 shipping, from M Mauldin, and on the CD"Earth Spirit", produced by M Mauldin
Program notes/review: On visiting a favorite haunt in the mountains, I realized I had been there in all times of year and all types of weather. I had felt the wind coming from each direction, bringing with it the 'spirit' of the lands and the people over which it had traveled.
"The highlight of the concert, however, was New Mexico composer Michael Mauldin's 'Mountain Winds'... With its characteristic and grateful instrumental writing and attractive, expansive melodies, it revealed Mauldin's keen descriptive power and ability to paint wholly convincing tonal pictures, descriptive of the winds that blow from the four cardinal points of the compass." --THE SANTA FE REPORTER
Chamber 1985 fl, ob, hp 12:00 430384328
Movements: 3 untitled movements
Written for: The Serenata de Santa Fe
Instrumentation: cl, 2 vlns, vla, cello, bass
Premiere: SSF, August 7, 1988, Ballpark Pavilion in Madrid NM
Copyright: 1994 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin (sequenced performance)
Chamber 1988 cl, 2 vln, vla, cello, bs 07:30 none
Commissioned by: The Mesilla Valley Piano Teachers Association for its Music Adventures Camp, Las Cruces NM, 1989
Instrumentation: vln, cello, pno
Premiere: Students of the MVPTA Music Adventures Camp, July 13, 1989, Las Cruces NM
Copyright: 1995 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, manuscript. Printable download for sale at MusicaNeo
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording of the premiere, and sequenced performance)
Program notes: For an early teenage pianist, violinist and ‘cellist. The piece’s “hemiola” rhythms were stimulating for the young performers, also challenging and sharpening their ensemble skills.
Chamber 1989 vln, cello, pno 01:30 none
Written for: the University of New Mexico Percussion Ensemble, Christopher Shultis, Director
Instrumentation: Seven percussionists & pno soloist: (1) vibes/bells, (2) xylophone/chimes, (3) marimba, (4) metal wind chimes/BD/TamTam/Tenor drum, (5) sus cym/snare, (6) roto-toms-5, (7) timpani-4
Premiere: UNM Percussion Ensemble (Shultis), March 27, 1989, at the John Donald Robb Composers Symposium, UNM’s Keller Hall, composer at the piano
Copyright: 1989 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording of the premiere)
Chamber 1988 7 perc, pno 07:06 480211901
Movements:
  1. March (5:31)
  2. Serenade (5:27)
  3. Dance (5:07)
Written for: Mauldin's fiancee, Bonnie Buchanan
Premiere: May 21, 1973 in UNM's Keller Hall sponsored by the New Mexico Composers Guild. Michael Mauldin, pno and Bonnie Buchanan, cl.
Copyright: 2013 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer engraved, staple-bound. Price: $9.50, plus shipping, for full score and one copy of cl part
Recording: M Mauldin (sequenced performance)
Program notes: "The first piece I wrote in New Mexico was a little piece for clarinet and piano called 'Three Studies of Children', written for a recital given by my fiancee, Bonnie Buchanan, whom I had met at school in Kansas. Though the piece had no direct connection with New Mexico, I remember feeling incredibly free while writing it. It was indeed like a vacation in paradise, and I was sharing it with Bonnie. I was like the children in the piece I had written. Yet children epitomize our human predicament--they feel everything more--both pleasure and pain."  (from the essay "Beyond the Four Hills")
Chamber 1971 cl, pno 13:20 885253250
Written for: James Pellerite, flutist
Instrumentation: Native flute, soprano, cello
Premiere: James Pellerite, Native American flute; Tricia Melzer-Swydrak, soprano and Steven Houser, ‘cello; February 8, 2008, Northwestern University School of Music
Copyright: 2009 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording of the premiere)
Text: (by Peggy Pond Church, used by permission):
Straight up above the still clouds stand
And hide the moon and never blow
Westward or East.
At the world's edge the mountains float in silver glow.
A light that is not dark nor light
Falls on the fields and makes no shade.
In the hushed trees a bird's voice faints
In terror at the sound it made.
And suddenly and like a dream
The moon escapes the clouds and drowns
In a white light like noiseless rain
The fields and hills and huddled towns.
Chamber 2007 native fl, sop, cello 03:55 none
Written for: James Pellerite, flutist, and dedicated to his wife, Helen
Instrumentation: Native American flute and piano
Premiere: Pellerite, with the composer at the piano, March 28/29, 2009, Immanuel Presbyterian Church and St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Albuquerque, for the concert “Native Voices,” given by De Profundis, A Cappella Men’s Ensemble of Albuquerque, directed by David Poole.
Copyright: 2009 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording of the premiere)
Chamber 2008 native fl, pno 03:25 none
Movements:
  1. Invocation
  2. Pastorale
  3. Dance
Commissioned by: Los Alamos scientist Leon Heller for his wife, Rosalie, to celebrate their wedding anniversary
Instrumentation: cl, vln, cello, pno
Premiere: With the composer at the piano, the premiere was a surprise performance at the Heller home in Los Alamos NM in 1991
Copyright: 1991 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript).  Free download of the manuscript score and parts is available at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/17675.   Please report academic and professional performances to ASCAP.
Recording: Archival recording of February 16, 1992 performance in Keller Hall on a UNM Friends of Music concert of Mauldin's music
Chamber 1991 cl, vln, cello, pno 15:32 503336198
Movements:
  1. Enchanted Mesa (5:40)
  2. Sleeping Snow (3:16)
  3. Aspen Race (3:16)
Written for: the composer’s wife, Bonnie
Instrumentation: B-flat clarinet and piano
Premiere: The couple premiered the work February 22, 1976 at a recital they presented at First Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1978 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (professional manuscript). Downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: Archival recording of the premiere, and edited studio recording for the OPUS ONE record (#42), performed by Bonnie and Michael Mauldin
Program notes/review: Winner of the NM Bicentennial Composition Contest, leading to a Kennedy Center performance in 1976; also the second-place winner in the 1983 American Chamber Music Composition Competition.
The first movement of "Three New Mexico Landscapes" is entitled "Enchanted Mesa" and is a result of my “ time-machine” experience there, which was no more than feeling in touch with the land and the people who had lived and died there centuries before. "In touch" in a very "present" way. It was my first reference to the ancestors of today's Pueblo people. The other two movements hinted at the tugging forces of adversity and bliss: the second, "Sleeping Snow", was sophisticated "blues" with a touch of panic in the middle, and "Aspen Race" was a child-like celebration of a colorful, stimulating environment.
"This work, filled with an interesting mix of harmonies sounding simultaneously archaic and contemporary, beautifully captures the grandeur of three aspects of this state's rich geographical phenomena: mesas, snow and aspens."—ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
Chamber 1975 cl, pno 11:30 500961802
Movements:
  1. Call and Lament (2:58)
  2. Lullaby (2:32)
  3. Reel a Bouche (3:15)
Commissioned by: the University of New Mexico for saxophonist Carrie Koffman and pianist Lawrence Blind
Instrumentation: Alto saxophone and piano
Premiere: Koffman and Blind, March 30, 1999 in Keller Hall, UNM, on the John Donald Robb Composers Symposium
Copyright: 2000 Dorn Publications (PO Box 206, Medfield MA 02052)
Score/parts: Dorn Publications (above), computer-engraved http://www.dornpub.com/ken/altpnoMZ.html
Recording: By Carrie Koffman, Saxophone, Lawrence Blind, on the CD "Earth Spirit", produced by M Mauldin
Program notes: I knew both performers and loved their playing, which is both expert and communicative. So I set out to make the piece a set of “songs” that were both adroit and human. “Call and Lament” refers to the regret we have for not having made our love and acceptance known early enough or clearly enough to someone who dies or goes away. “Lullaby” comes from the peaceful feeling one gets from gently stroking a child to sleep, an experience I had with my own children and other people’s children in my care. It’s a sacred act, not manipulation. A bit before I composed the third movement, “Reel a Bouche,” the boy choir I conducted performed a fun piece by that name. It was filled with nonsense syllables and harkened back to the custom of singers providing lively music for dancing when no instrumentalists were around. I was inspired by the delight the boys took in sharing the infectious, earthy joy of the piece.
Review: "This work makes full use of the saxophone's expressive capabilities and sprightly energy."  --Anthony Balester, Ithaca College
Chamber 1999 alto sax, pno 8:45 500803223
Movements:
  1. Elegy
  2. Pastorale
  3. Ballade
Written for: Joel Scott, hornist
Instrumentation: French horn in F and piano
Premiere: Scott, with the composer at the piano, March 21, 1985, in a concert the two gave celebrating the beginning of spring, at First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: pending
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript).  
Recording: Archival edited studio recording, made in the composer's studio with Joel Scott, hn on May 20, 1985
Program notes/review: This was the first piece written after a brief but deep personal crisis. My “new direction” was that I no longer felt I needed to see things through the eyes of the Anasazi. In my reconnection with the sacredness of “all that is” in the natural world, I could experience and share the good and evil, the order and chaos myself.
"With melodies chiefly composed of half steps and wide, angular leaps, Mauldin created a melancholy atmosphere intensified by the horn timbre. Mauldin's love for the 'green earth' draws forth melodic riches meshed with the elemental spirit of the earth. Keenly attuned to the land's essence and able to tap its unlimited inspirational resources, Mauldin has written a work of reverence and mystery that signifies a step in an exciting new direction." --ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL 
Chamber 1984 F hn, pno 16:55 none
Movements:
  1. Invocation and Response (6:30)
  2. Tombeau (3:51)
  3. Fete amd Offertory (6:15)
Commissioned by: the New Mexico Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers Association
Instrumentation: fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn, pno
Premiere: November 1, 1980 at the NMMTA state convention by the composer and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet
Copyright: 2006 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer engraved, staple-bound. Price: $18.75, plus shipping, for one full score, one 2-pno score (49 pgs), and one copy of each part. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: Edited studio recording in Keller Hall, UNM by Mauldin and the NMSO WW Quintet for the commercial cassette, "Our Magic Places", now sold out (archival copies only). The same recording has been remastered and is included on the CD "Enchantment: Music by Michael Mauldin," produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping.
Program notes: "The work is dedicated to the memory of Paul B. Muench, an Albuquerque teacher and pianist, who was killed in a 1978 aircraft accident. The work was written to provide advanced pianists of high-school or college age with a solo work and instrumental accompaniment of chamber proportions. It was the first of my pieces inspired by Chaco Canyon, which was the capitol and Mecca of the Anasazi (a Navajo word meaning "the ancient ones"). The Chacoans created beautiful cities, accurate solar/lunar markers, intricate artwork, straight roads, and a far-flung trade network--all centuries before Europeans came to North America."  The work won the 1980 national "Composer of the Year" competition sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association and was performed at the group's national convention that year at Arizona State University, performed by the composer and the ASU faculty woodwind quintet.
Review:  "Colorful, visionary, unremitting intensity, vibrant with life and passion." Joseph Dillon Ford, The Delian Society
Chamber 1980 ww qntet, pno 16:40 520102532
Movements:
  1. Mountain Moon (1:30)
  2. Coyotes (1:18)
  3. Silver Birds (Ravens) (1:13)
  4. Morning Light (0:42)
  5. Evening Light: Pathways (2:36)
Premiere: First performed by the composer at Annacarla, his composing and teaching reatreat in northern NM, May 2, 2009 for some of his students and their families and local neighbors
Copyright: 2009 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound, 14 pgs. Price per copy: $3.00, plus shipping. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording)
Program notes: After enjoying Annacarla for four years, I realized that I had written a number of pieces there and had never been "dry" while composing there. But, outside of "The Valley at Annacarla" for the Durango Youth Symphony, I had not written music "about" what I saw and experienced there. These five short scenes may seem like fleeting visions or quixotic journal entries, but they represent brief but eternal moments of connection with the sacred that is all around us, "All That Is."
Included on inside back cover is Mauldin’s essay, “Music and ‘Ek Statis’.”
Piano 2009 pno solo 07:15 none
Movements:
  1. Encounter (6:27) Sound clip: https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/bird-at-the-great-kiva
  2. Song (3:15)
  3. Flight (5:30)
Written for: The opening concert of the New Mexico Music Teachers Association State Convention
Premiere: by the composer, December 4, 1981, Highlands University Music Building, Las Vegas NM
Copyright: SR 1981 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, spiral-bound, card-stock covers, 34 pgs. Price per copy: $7.50, plus shipping
Recording: Edited recording made in Keller Hall, UNM, for the cassette "Visions West", produced by M Mauldin, $10.00 and $3.00 shipping
Program notes/review: The score bears the inscription: “for Charlotte Vane.” She was a pianist and teacher who befriended Mauldin when he came to New Mexico.
A suggestive rather than descriptive work, "Bird at the Great Kiva" is cast in sonata form, with use of some of the same thematic material in the first and third movements. The title refers to the great ceremonial room of the historic Pueblo in Chaco Canyon.
Review: "...an adventurous, uplifting work that evokes the power of the earth and the grandeur of its people. In this sonata, which alludes to a solitary bird's witness of an era long gone, Mauldin has succeeded in capturing the essence of the land.” --ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
Piano 1981 pno solo 14:30 322139575
Movements:
  1. The Fool (10:59)
  2. The Orb Followers (7:31)
  3. The Recyclement (7:07)
Instrumentation: 2222/2221/4 perc/timp/strgs/pno
Written for: Masters Thesis composition at the University of New Mexico
Premiere: the New Mexico State University-Civic Orchestra, Marianna Gabbi, Conductor, Michael Mauldin, guest conductor, March 6, 1980, at NMSU in Las Cruces, NM, with James Rivers, Pianist-in-Residence at Washburn University, Topeka, as piano soloist
Copyright: 2014 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound. Price: $45.00, plus shipping, for one full score, one piano-vocal score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording of the premiere)
Program notes: "The work has the form of a traditional nineteenth-century piano concerto. Yet the subtitle and the programmatic titles of the movements suggest a suite of related pieces. Though the work is a unified whole, there is a difference in approach among the movements, as they are character studies (the last suggesting interaction among the characters of the first two). The work is predominantly tonal/modal, and it is frequented by major chords a tritone apart, and by major-minor combinations and sevenths. Central to the piece is the opening synthetic scale, made of two tetrachords of a half-step, whole-step, half-step, and a connective step (raised fourth), very close to the octatonic scale and suggestive of the ancient 'church modes'."
Piano 1974 full orch, pno 23:10 none
Movements:
  1. With Reverence (3:34)
  2. Tenderly (3:33)
  3. With Excitement (2:43)
Written for: Pianist Lawrence Blind to celebrate the birth of twins, Alexandra and William
Premiere: Blind and the composer premiered the set at a concert of Mauldin’s piano works held at Washburn Piano Company in Albuquerque on April 21, 2007
Copyright: 2008 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound, 36 pgs. Price per copy: $7.00, plus shipping
Recording: Studio recording by Lawrence Blind and Michael Mauldin on the CD "Enchantment: Music by Michael Mauldin," produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Program notes/reviews: “Larry was my accompanist when I directed the Albuquerque Boy Choir. When I retired from the choir, his first child was ‘on the way,’ so I wrote ‘Going Forth at Dawn with Power’ to thank him for his years of service to the choir and to celebrate Wesley’s birth. I chose the title of this new two-piano piece to reflect the enchantment Larry felt with his new twins, and that I felt with nature at ‘Annacarla,’ mycomposing and teaching retreat in northern New Mexico.
“Just a quick note to let you know that ‘Enchantment’ was enthusiastically received at our Piano Group. Comments ranged from ‘I’m speechless’ to ‘He certainly captured the spirit of New Mexico!’ For my piano partner and for me, it was one of the most challenging and rewarding pieces we have ever worked on and performed.” --Ruth Williamson, Los Alamos NM
"Rapturous, celebratory, ecstatic...superlative pianism." --Joseph Dillon Ford, The Delian Society
Piano 2007 two-piano 09:54 351625057
Movements:
  1. Mountain Blue (3:04)
  2. Prairie Yellow (1:22)
  3. Window White and Black (1:30)
  4. Garden Purple (1:43)
  5. River Red (1:32)
Written for: A concert of Mauldin's works at his Alma Mater, Washburn University of Topeka KS
Premiere: White Concert Hall, WU, November 15, 1986, premiered by the composer, at which time he dedicated the piece to the memory of James Van Slyke
Copyright: 1988 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound, 14 pgs. Price per copy: $3.00, plus shipping. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording)
Program notes/review: James Van Slyke had been one of my beloved music professors at Washburn University. He passed away unexpectedly only weeks before I was to return for the concert, so I wrote these quickly, but with determination. He loved both classical music and jazz, so I tried to incorporate some elements of both, and to celebrate my memory of his colorful personality. The title (Italian for ‘Musical Flowers”) refers to Jim’s personality and to these pieces as my “floral” offering for his tribute. I borrowed the title from the celebrated set of organ works by Italian musician, Girolamo Frescobaldi, one of the most important composers of keyboard music in the Renaissance.
Review: "His first movement, 'Mountain Blue', was elegant and poignant in neo-Classical fashion. But the flower-movements that followed, from the racy, barn-dancy 'Prairie Yellow' to the conflicted, turbulent 'River Red', were faster and freer in manner, although they projected a tragic undertone if one listened carefully.” --ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
Piano 1986 pno solo 08:50 360249116
Movements:
  1. Entrada ("trumpet" or "brass") (1:20)
  2. Meditation ("strings") (1:37)
  3. Gentle Breezes ("electric piano") (1:19)
  4. The King's Dance ("harpsichord") (1:14)
  5. Jam ("guitar") (1:03)
Requested by: Neil A Kjos Music Co
Premiere: unknown
Copyright: 1989 Neil A Kjos Music Co. (c) returned to M Mauldin
Recording: M Mauldin (sequenced performance)
Review: "These attractive, contemporary-sounding, yet manageable pieces work on a regular piano and contain many pedagogical materials. For students with keyboards, these pieces add an extra dimension that is almost limitless. [They] are ideal for giving the keyboard-oriented student endless opportunities for creativity, and for providing the non-keyboard oriented student a painless way to begin the process of experimenting while learning skills that every student of acoustic piano must learn.” --AMERICAN MUSIC TEACHER
Piano 1989 synth 07:32 none
Written for: Lawrence Blind on the occasion of the birth of his son, Wesley
Premiere: Lawrence Blind, November 2000, Silver City NM at a benefit concert
Copyright: 2000 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, unbound photocopies, 11 pgs. Price per copy: reproduction cost, plus shipping. Also printable download available for purchase at MusicaNeo
Recording: Archival CD of the premiere, and one of a performance by Blind in UNM's Keller Hall on October 14, 2001. Also a YouTube video combining that recording with public-domain photos of Chaco Canyon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEFTMNDsTHE
Program notes: The score bears this inscription from the Pueblo ritual "t'amu xeh piyeh" (Going forth at dawn with power): "Give me wisdom and lead me to the place where the child of man, child of woman is. You male spirits, female spirits who watch over my home, I have placed before you the food of tradition. Make my heart right and guide my thoughts. Take me to where the child of the spirits is."
Piano 2000 pno solo 05:50 370409586
Movements:
  1. Horses Running Free (0:38)
  2. Mountain Memory (0:42)
  3. The Hunt (0:35)
  4. Moonlit Woods (0:58)
  5. Santa Fe (0:39)
  6. Open Road (0:42)
Written for: Mauldin's younger piano students
Premiere: unknown
Copyright: 1988 Wimbledon Music Inc./Trigram Music Inc. 1801 Century Park East (Suite 2400) Los Angeles, CA 90067-2326 Tel: 310-556-9683 Fax: 310-277-1278
Score: Wimbledon/Trigram Music (above)
Recording: Performed by Michael Mauldin on the CD "Love Without a Name: Music I Wrote For My Students", produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping
Program notes: "Rhythmic complexity, though difficult for most older beginners, is one of the elements of the music that they most often hear and want to play. These pieces, though filled with anticipation-syncopations and cross-rhythms which produce the desired effect at full tempo, are written so as to be easily read by students familiar with half-notes, quarters and eighths. No dotted rhythms (except dotted half-notes) appear. Hand-position changes are smoothly reached or allowed ample time. The pieces are designed to be effective without use of the damper pedal."
Piano 1987 pno solo 04:20 none
Movements:
  1. Wild Roses (0:32)
  2. Horse and Carriage (0:52)
  3. Old Navajo Woman (1:02)
  4. Mountain Morning (1:04)
  5. Running the River (0:42)
Written for: Mauldin's younger piano students
Premiere: unknown
Copyright: 1991 Wimbledon Music Inc./Trigram Music Inc. 1801 Century Park East (Suite 2400) Los Angeles, CA 90067-2326 Tel: 310-556-9683 Fax: 310-277-1278
Score: Wimbledon/Trigram Music (above)
Recording: Performed by Michael Mauldin on the CD "Love Without a Name: Music I Wrote For My Students", produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping
Program notes: "These pieces, like those in Book I, are designed to advanced beginners with the kind of rhythmic vitality that they most often hear and want to play, without complex dotted rhythms. Since Book II is a natural progression from the first book, it does introduce dotted quarters, blocked triads and more rapid hand-position changes. As with Book I, these pieces are designed to be effective without use of the damper pedal."
Piano 1990 pno solo 03:50 none
Movements:
  1. Morning Song (1:19)
  2. Travelin' (1:13)
  3. Roses for You (1:08)
  4. Waves (1:01)
  5. I'm Not Any Different (1:02)
  6. Evening Song (1:14)
Written for: Mauldin's younger piano students
Premiere: Thomas Brosh, synthesizer and Richard Italiano, piano, April 10, 1994, Faculty Recital, Community College of Aurora, Aurora CO.
Copyright: 1988 Neil A Kjos Music Company (4380 Jutland Drive, San Diego, CA 92117)
Score/parts: Neil A Kjos Music Co (above), engraved
Recording: M Mauldin (sequenced performance)
Review: "Mauldin's volume of duets for synthesizer and acoustic piano provides a fine introduction to electronic keyboards. A set of full score and synthesizer parts is included in each volume. The synthesizer parts are easily accessible to elementary students and require registration that is common to most instruments. Though the music is written for a five-octave keyboard, it is easily adaptable to smaller ones. Mauldin has given students and teachers a musically and pedagogically worthwhile introduction to today's new electronic sounds.” –AMERICAN MUSIC TEACHER
Piano 1987 pno, synth 07:28 none
Commissioned for: David Jeffery Lawrence by his parents, on the occasion of obtaining his PhD in Physics from Washington University, St. Louis MO
Premiere: unknown
Copyright: 1996 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin (manuscript), unbound photocopies. Also printable download of manuscript available for purchase at MusicaNeo
Recording: Performed by Michael Mauldin on the CD "Songs From Our Sixtieth", produced by the Albuquerque Boy Choir, sold out, archival copies only. Also on the CD "Love Without a Name: Music I Wrote for My Students", produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping.
Piano 1996 pno solo 01:57 480548594
Movements:
  1. Souvenir of a Russian Journey (for Nick Curro) (1:59)
  2. Fantasia (for Jennifer Freeman) (2:50)
  3. Mountain Air (for Jesse Worley) (2:11)
  4. Chanson (for Brad Legant) (2:17)
  5. Music Mountain (for Bryan Cook) (2:38)
Written for: Mauldin's students at their high-school graduation
Premiere: various
Copyright: 1997 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound, 21 pgs. Price per copy: $4.50, plus shipping. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: Performed by Michael Mauldin on the CD, "Love Without a Name: Music I Wrote For My Students", produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping
Program notes/reviews/text: "Nick Curro, a beloved student for several years and the son of a piano-teacher friend of mine, went to Russia with his senior class, falling in love with everything Russian. He came home begging to play Rachmaninoff, but as was not quite advanced enough to learn any Rachmaninoff in the remaining three weeks of the semester, I offered to write him a somewhat more 'grateful' imitation, in 'Souvenir of a Russian Journey'. Thus began my custom of writing pieces for graduating high-school seniors. The 'senior pieces' all bear the names of those for whom they were written. Some are quite difficult and were not chosen by the students to be included on their senior recitals."
Piano 1989-94 pno solo 12:00 none
Movements:
  1. Toccata (Matthew Dunlap) (2:20)
  2. Dancing Ground of Sky (Jon Michael Schlavin) (2:32)
  3. Fanfare (Zack Kavelman) (2:42)
  4. Ballade (Kian Kermani) (2:00
  5. Canon in F (Robin Yarbrough) (2:42)
  6. Seshukwa: Eagle Dwelling Place (Isabelle Bounkeua) (1:51)
  7. Journey (Zack Teicher) (1:56)
  8. Going Places (Ryan Ehgartner) (2:14)
  9. The Hoodoo Pines (Blaise Blain) (3:14)
  10. Snow (Hannah Huges) (2:11)
  11. Ek Statis (Patrick Hooper) (2:24)
  12. Dance (Clinton Justus) (1:53)
Written for: Mauldin's students at their high-school graduation
Premiere: various
Copyright: 2009 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound, 38 pgs. Price per copy: $7.50, plus shipping. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording)
Program notes/reviews/text: "Nick Curro, a beloved student for several years and the son of a piano-teacher friend of mine, went to Russia with his senior class, falling in love with everything Russian. He came home begging to play Rachmaninoff, but as was not quite advanced enough to learn any Rachmaninoff in the remaining three weeks of the semester, I offered to write him a somewhat more 'grateful' imitation, in 'Souvenir of a Russian Journey'. Thus began my custom of writing pieces for graduating high-school seniors. The 'senior pieces' all bear the names of those for whom they were written. Some are quite difficult and were not chosen by the students to be included on their senior recitals. The 12 pieces in Book 2 were written at 'Annacarla,' my retreat in northern New Mexico."
Piano 2005-09 pno solo 28:13 none
Movements:
  1. Prelude (Paul Kelly)
  2. Over the Mountain (Keiko Salazar) (3:35)
  3. The River (Joshua Rupley) (4:56)
  4. Passages (Cameron Barnes) (2:38)
  5. Quest (Linnea Rowley) (2:48)
  6. Ghosts (Ian Flora)
Written for: Mauldin's students at their high-school graduation
Premiere: various
Copyright: 2011 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound, 26 pgs. Price per copy: $5.25, plus shipping. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording)
Program notes: "Nick Curro, a beloved student for several years and the son of a piano-teacher friend of mine, went to Russia with his senior class, falling in love with everything Russian. He came home begging to play Rachmaninoff, but as was not quite advanced enough to learn any Rachmaninoff in the remaining three weeks of the semester, I offered to write him a somewhat more 'grateful' imitation, in 'Souvenir of a Russian Journey'. Thus began my custom of writing pieces for graduating high-school seniors. The 'senior pieces' all bear the names of those for whom they were written. Some are quite difficult and were not chosen by the students to be included on their senior recitals. These pieces were written at Annacarla between 2009 and 2011, with the exception of “Ghosts,” which was written in 2001, before I purchased Elizabeth Willink’s house as a composing and teaching retreat. The piece is included here on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September, 2001.”
Piano 2009-10 pno solo   none
Movements:
  1. The Falls at Dark Canyon (0:43)
  2. Walk Through Crystal Cave (1:08)
  3. Horse Trail to "Old Baldy" (0:46)
  4. Whitewater Canyon (0:56)
  5. Sun at Blue Glacier (1:04)
  6. Rocky Mountain Steam Train (1:16)
Written for: Mauldin's younger piano students
Premiere: unknown
Copyright: 1997 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: Performed by Michael Mauldin on the CD, "Love Without a Name: Music I Wrote For My Students", produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping
Program notes: "Inspired partly by watching my own sons' reaction to growing up in New Mexico, these intermediate piano solos use a more sophisticated tonal/rhythmic language than many of their level. Pedal is not required for any of the pieces, and there is no dotted rhythm more complex than a dotted quarter note followed by an eighth."
Piano 1990 pno solo 04:25 none
Movements:
  1. Singing Alone (1:21)
  2. A Rose for Thee (0:53) 
  3. River Crossing (1:05)
  4. Long Night's Journey (1:27)
  5. Euqestrians (1:22)
Written for: Mauldin's early-intermediate piano students
Premiere: unknown
Copyright: 1988 Neil A Kjos Music Co (4380 Jutland Drive, San Diego, California, 92117
Score: Neil A Kjos (engraved), #GP356
Recording: Performed by Michael Mauldin on the CD, "Love Without a Name: Music I Wrote For My Students", produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping
Program notes/review: "This music is yours. Music belongs to the person who is willing to learn and perform it. I hope these pieces give you a little 'magic' at the keyboard--some personal magic for the performer, and for the listeners too."
Review: "Mauldin, national chair of MTNA's student composition contests, has provided some agreeable music both for players and listeners. Although intermediate students of any age might enjoy these pieces, they are likely to be especially inviting to older students who playing abilities are not overly ambitious (the cover has sophisticated appeal). Mauldin offers performance notes that speak directly to a more adult player. They are instructive, but chatty. They offer some freedoms even as they lay out sensible practice advice.” –THE PIANO QUARTERLY
Piano 1987 pno solo 06:10 480343966
Movements:
  1. Earthrise (1:33)
  2. Polar Ice (1:09) 
  3. African Desert (1:30)
Written for: Mauldin's early-intermediate piano students
Premiere: unknown
Copyright: 1997 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: Performed by Michael Mauldin on the CD, "Love Without a Name: Music I Wrote For My Students", produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping
Program notes: "These three impressions were inspired by the statements of astronauts-- from a variety of nations and cultures--about how seeing the earth from space had deepened their love of and concern for the earth.
[Note: Mauldin arranged the third movement for junior orchestra and included it as the second movement (entitled 'Forest Fire'), with slight changes in the harmonic plan, in 'Wilderness Scenes' (see 'Orchestral')]
Piano 1991 pno solo 04:11 none
Movements:
  1. Santa Fe (1:59)
  2. The Bosque (2:03
Written for: A concert of works by Mauldin and George Willink on the Corrales Concert Series, Corrales NM
Premiere: Mauldin, April 18, 1993, San Ysidro Church, Corrales NM
Copyright: 2011 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound, 9 pgs. Price per copy: $2.50, plus shipping. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: Performed by Michael Mauldin on the CD, "Love Without a Name: Music I Wrote For My Students", produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping
Program notes: My composer-friend George Willink invited me to present some of my music on a new-music concert in April of 1993 at the historic San Ysidro Church in Corrales NM. Since a grand piano was to be brought in for the concert, I composed these nocturnes for the occasion and premiered them there.
Corrales is near the historic route from Albuquerque to Santa Fe. The first nocturne is warm and singing. It recalls evening gatherings and concerts in the “city different.” Corrales is located in the bosque, the gallery-forest in the flood-plain of the Rio Grande. The bosque at night can be a “spooky” place.
Piano 1993 pno solo 03:04 none
Movements:
  1. Invocation and Response (6:30)
  2. Tombeau (3:51)
  3. Fete and Offertory (6:15)
Commissioned by: the New Mexico Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers Association
Premiere: November 1, 1980 at the NMMTA state convention by the composer and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet
Copyright: 2006 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer engraved, staple-bound. Price: $18.75, plus shipping, for one full score, one 2-pno score (49 pgs), and one copy of each part. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: Edited studio recording in Keller Hall, UNM by Mauldin and the NMSO WW Quintet for the commercial cassette, "Our Magic Places", now sold out (archival copies only). The same recording has been remastered and is included on the CD "Enchantment: Music by Michael Mauldin," produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping.
Program notes: "The work is dedicated to the memory of Paul B. Muench, an Albuquerque teacher and pianist, who was killed in a 1978 aircraft accident. The work was written to provide advanced pianists of high-school or college age with a solo work and instrumental accompaniment of chamber proportions. It was the first of my pieces inspired by Chaco Canyon, which was the capitol and Mecca of the Anasazi (a Navajo word meaning "the ancient ones"). The Chacoans created beautiful cities, accurate solar/lunar markers, intricate artwork, straight roads, and a far-flung trade network--all centuries before Europeans came to North America." The work won the 1980 national "Composer of the Year" competition sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association and was performed at the group's national convention that year at Arizona State University, performed by the composer and the ASU faculty woodwind quintet.
Review:  "Colorful, visionary, unremitting intensity, vibrant with life and passion." Joseph Dillon Ford, The Delian Society
Piano 1980 ww qntet, pno 16:40 520102532
Commissioned by: Toni Watkins for the National Repertory Orchestra, Carl Topilow, Music Director
Instrumentation: picc2222/4332/2 perc/timp/narrator/strgs
Premiere: NRO (Topilow), narrated by Richard Lamm, Governor of Colorado and author of the text, June 28, 1986, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver CO
Copyright: SR 1986 M Mauldin, published (c) 2009 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript). Free download of the manuscript score is available for study purposes at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/15831
Recording: The July 2, 1986 performance (by the same forces) at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada CO, included on the cassette “Visions West,” produced by M Mauldin, $10.00 and $3:00 shipping
Program notes: Carl Topilow suggested a collaboration between Mauldin and Richard Lamm, who had written a narration about the American West and who was looking for a composer to set it. At the same time, Toni Watkins, a member of the NRO board, approached Mauldin to commission a work in honor of her husband's memory. The work was "dedicated to Victor Watkins, who came to this country as a young boy from a land where hope had died to a land where hope was infinite, and who loved this country, fought for it and believed in it through all his life."
Orchestra 1986 full orch 21:00 506136498
Arranged for: Credited to JS Bach, this tune (actually written by Gottfried Stozell) was arranged for the Albuquerque Boy Choir, the Albuquerque Girl Choir and the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrumentation: Unison treble and orchestra (2222/4332/timp/strgs)
Premiere: ABC, AGC & APO (Elliott Higgins, cond), March 1 & 8, 1982 in Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1998 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin (archival videotape of the premiere performances)
Text:
Bist du bei mir, geh ich mit Freuden
zum Sterben und zu meiner Ruh.
Ach, wie vergnügt wär so mein Ende,
es drückten deine schönen Hände
mir die getreuen Augen zu!
Orchestra 1982 full orch 02:40 020372058
Written for: The Albuquerque Youth Orchestra, Ron Teare, Director
Instrumentation: 2222/4331/2 perc/timp/strgs
Premiere: AYO (Teare), 1996, Popejoy Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: none
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: none
Program notes: an arrangement of a portion of the harpsichord piece by William Byrd, 1543
Orchestra 1996 full orch 03:00 none
Movements:
  1. The Fool (10:59)
  2. The Orb Followers (7:31)
  3. The Recyclement (7:07)

Instrumentation: 2222/2221/4 perc/timp/strgs/pno
Written for: Masters Thesis composition at the University of New Mexico
Premiere: the New Mexico State University-Civic Orchestra, Marianna Gabbi, Conductor, Michael Mauldin, guest conductor, March 6, 1980, at NMSU in Las Cruces, NM, with James Rivers, Pianist-in-Residence at Washburn University, Topeka, as piano soloist
Copyright: 2014 M Mauldin
Score/parts:  M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound. Price: $45.00, plus shipping, for one full score, one piano-vocal score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts       Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording of the premiere)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Program notes: "The work has the form of a traditional nineteenth-century piano concerto. Yet the subtitle and the programmatic titles of the movements suggest a suite of related pieces. Though the work is a unified whole, there is a difference in approach among the movements, as they are character studies (the last suggesting interaction among the characters of the first two). The work is predominantly tonal/modal, and it is frequented by major chords a tritone apart, and by major-minor combinations and sevenths. Central to the piece is the opening synthetic scale, made of two tetrachords of a half-step, whole-step, half-step, and a connective step (raised fourth), very close to the octatonic scale and suggestive of the ancient 'church modes'."

Orchestra 1974 full orch, pno 23:10 none
Commissioned by: The Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program for the Albuquerque Junior Symphony, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the AYS Program
Instrumentation: 2222, 4331, 2 perc, timp, harp, strgs
Premiere: AJS, conducted by Bruce Dalby, April 20, 1996, Popejoy Hall at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1996 M Mauldin
Score/parts: Published by Harmonic Services Group, 436 River Rock Court, San Jose, CA 95136-3903, 408 269 2301 http://harmonicservicesgroup.com/c/michaelmauldin/orchworks.html
Recording: On the CD "Enchanted Land", produced by M Mauldin and performed by the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, with the composer conducting
Program notes/reviews: "This work was inspired by my many visits to an unexcavated Anasazi city on top of San Juan Mesa in the Jemez Mountains. Within view of Sandia Peak in the distance (where KHFM has its broadcasting tower), I brought my young son, Kendall, here once when my 'Petroglyph for Strings' was on the air. I mused at the irony. Before his birth, that piece had begun in that place. But now I heard the music--fleshed out--and the laughter of a child in a plaza that once rang with the laughter of many children. Since then, it seems as if the spirits there welcome me and the children I bring to see the petroglyphs and pot fragments. Often I go away with a new fragment of insight, usually into the needs of children. So years later, when I was commissioned by the AYS program, the magic of the mesa and its people seemed an appropriate inspiration for a piece to be performed by children."
Review:“Michael Mauldin wrote this accessible short orchestral work for a school orchestra. It is colorful, easy to play and understand, and evocative of the land where he lives…its harmonies paradoxically dissonant yet settled.” --ANSWERS.COM
Review: "... went over very well both for the students and the audience. As for me, in addition to liking the piece, I was very happy with the 'playability' of it. As you know, it is sometimes difficult to find good music that is not an arrangement, that a youth orchestra can play really well."  --Lawrence Golan, Director, Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra 1995 full orch 05:15 340379602
Movements: 4 untitled movements (3:57, 2:21, 2:47, 3:35)
Wirtten for: The Santa Fe Symphony, Stewart Robertson, Conductor
Instrumentation: 2222, 2211, timp, harp, strgs
Premiere: SFS (Robertson), October 18, 1987, Santa Fe NM
Copyright: 1988 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript).  Free download of the manuscript score is available for study purposes at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/15581
Recording: By the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Oberg, on CD 177 produced by Opus One
Program notes/reviews: The score bears this quote from Edward Abbey's book "Desert Solitaire": "The sun roars down from its track in space with a savage and holy light, a fantastic music in the mind."
Review: "Clarity of texture and lingering images of brilliancy and shimmer characterized (the work). (It) began with delicate, brief sound patterns that suggested Chinese evocations by Stravinsky or Ravel, although their continuing reiteration took on the quality of Minimalist repetition. Whatever its sources or resemblances, this music had a clear intention of its own: to portray light effects created by sunlight in the Utah desert, as reported by former park ranger Edward Abbey in his book 'Desert Solitaire.' As Mauldin's music unfolded, other textures and rhythms emerged, all sketched with exquisite clarity, and with distinct but disruptive contrast with what preceded. All these events had an exalted, light-shot quality about them. Melodies soared over these textures at times, played by string sections or solo winds. These tunes all had a flowing, slightly anonymous quality, as if they were intended to suggest passage of time rather than to characterize it too specifically."
--ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
Review: "Mauldin's work is also an evocation of place, in a more modern idiom - still decidedly tonal - with something of minimalism about its ostinato-driven motion over which sweeping lines suggest wide skies and open spaces." --RECORDS NTERNATIONAL
Review: "An effective piece of contemporary musical impressionism." --Phillip Scott, FANFARE Magazine, May/June, 2006.
Orchestra 1987 chamber orch 12:10 340282322
Movements:
  1. Friendly Traveler (4:35)
  2. Sorrows of My People (3:29)
  3. Return to Lhasa (5:55)
Written for: James Pellerite and the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, David Oberg, Conductor
Premiere: COA (Oberg), May 9, 2003, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 2003 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound. Price: $12.00, plus shipping, for one full score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: By the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Oberg, on CD 189 produced by Opus One, Box 604, Greenville, Maine 04441. Also recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic, conducted by Lawrence Golan, native flute by James Pellerite, on the album "Visions, Dreams and Memories" (TROY893), Albany Records, 915 Broadway, Albany New York 12207
Program notes/reviews: "Though I have written much music inspired by American Indian culture and beliefs, I wanted to use the charm of the native flute for something even more inclusive--the amazing spiritual depth of children everywhere. What better person could there be to embody that than the world's most cherished child-spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. After meeting him and discovering that he is just as delightful and full-of-fun in his adulthood, I feel that, even in his mature years, he is indeed still the "child of light." The first movement refers to the true story of the Austrian, mountain-climber man-friend with whom he became close before having to leave his lofty home in Lhasa. The second movement sees the tragic plight of the Tibetan people through the eyes of a caring youth--one responsible for their spiritual and physical welfare. The third is the vision of a triumphant return to the holy city, a dream that many of us have. Children have a personal interest in peace. Perhaps they actually can lead us there, if we let them."
Review: "Using a Tibetan theme and dedicated to the Dalai Lama, the three-movement work erases limitations and opens new worlds. Mauldin’s lyrical gifts and vivid melodic sense release the flute from its past with powerful lines, particularly in the second movement where they both turn sorrowfully inward and rise in anguish. Virtuosic writing given a virtuosic performance by Pellerite, the music was deeply moving."
--Joanne Sheehy Hoover, Albuquerque Journal, 5/11/03.
 
Review: "I was captivated. ...full of beauty and charm."
--Philip Haldeman, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, 2006
Orchestra 2002 native fl, str orch 14:20 340706007
Movements:
  1. My Words Are Tied in One (5:18)
  2. The Dance of the Sun (2:15)
  3. Our Mother the Earth (4:02)
  4. She Languishes (2:41)
  5. Exodus from Chaco (3:10)
  6. May All Creation Dance for You (6:37)
Instrumentation: picc/2222/4331/2 perc/timp/harp/SA-children/SATB-adult/strgs and 5 soloists: soprano, alto, tenor, bass and boy soprano
Commissioned by: The Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
Premiere: January 10, 2010, an American-music concert by the AYS and intergenerational civic choirs and soloists, conducted by Gabriel Gordon, in Popejoy Hall at the University of New Mexico
Copyright: 2009 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound. Price: $50.00, plus shipping, for one full score, one piano-vocal score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: M Mauldin, sequenced performance. Also audio and video recordings of the premiere. The DVD documentary, “The Making of Earthsongs,” which includes the entire first performance, may be ordered using this form: https://www.facebook.com/notes/michael-mauldin-composer/dvd-documentary-the-making-of-earthsongs/193905477311700
Program notes/text: Except for my own words in “Exodus from Chaco” and the quote from Isaiah 24 in “She Languishes,” the texts are Native-American prayers/songs to (and about) the earth. I became so excited with the concept that the piece was finished in a few months. The creative process itself was my way “to walk in the sacred way.” My hope is that the music and words, when performed by a new generation entrusted with the challenge and the reward of environmental and social crises, will highlight an old and deep wisdom to help them determine for themselves what truly is sacred.
I. "My Words Are Tied in One” (Tenor Soloist and Combined Choirs)
(Text: Yokuts Indian Prayer and Ojibway Prayer)
My words are tied in one with the great mountains,
My words are tied in one with the great rocks, with the great trees,
In one with my body and my heart.
Grandfather, look at our brokenness.
We know that the human family has strayed from the sacred way.
O sacred one, teach us love and honor,
That we may heal the earth, and each other.
O Grandfather, we are the ones who must get back together, to walk in the sacred way.
II. “The Dance of the Sun” (Men)
(Text: Native American Song)
All winter long behind every thunder, guess what we heard.
Behind every thunder the song of a bird, a trumpeting bird.
All winter long beneath every snowing, guess what we saw.
Beneath every snowing a thaw and a growing, a greening and growing.
Where did we run beyond gate and guardsman? Guess if you can.
Beyond gate and guardsman, all winter long, we ran to the sun, the dance of the sun.
III. “Our Mother the Earth” (Alto Soloist, Children, Women)
(Text: Tewa Pueblo Prayer)
Our mother the earth, Our father the sky, your children we are.
With tired backs, we bring you the gifts that you love.
Then weave for us a garment of brightness.
May the warp be the white light of morning.
May the weft be the red light of evening.
May the fringes be the falling rain.
May the border be the standing rainbow.
IV.”She Languishes” (Bass Soloist and Adult Mixed Choir)
(Text: Isaiah 24 and Chinook Psalter)
The earth dries up. The earth dries up and withers.
The world languishes and withers.
The earth lies polluted under its inhabitants.
They have broken the lasting covenant.
The winds carry strange smells; this is a day of change.
Great ones above and below, bless us.
V.”Exodus from Chaco” (Boy Soprano and Children)
(Text: Michael Mauldin)
Always walking. Grandfather, where do we go?
And why do we leave our home?
Thirsty, I’m thirsty. Grandfather, when can we stop?
Why can’t we go back to our home?
You said our cities were great ones. You said our fathers were wise.
Why then can’t we go back to the center of the world?
Why then can’t we go back to our home?
VI. “May All Creation Dance for You” (all Soloists and Choirs)
(Text: Chinook Psalter, Pawnee Prayer, Yokuts Indian Prayer, Ojibway Prayer)
May all things move and be moved in me, and know and be known in me.
May all creation dance for you in me.
Eagle soaring, see the morning. See the new mysterious morning, the child of God and darkness.
My words are tied in one with the great rocks, with the great trees,
In one with my body and my heart.
O sacred one, teach us love and honor,
That we may heal the earth and each other.
O Grandfather, we are the ones who must get back together to walk in the sacred way.
Video: (4 parts showing background, prep and final movement): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXAH9XuykiA
Orchestra 2009 SATB, SA, solos, orch 25:00 880901278
Movements:
  1. Prologue (2:29)
  2. Where the River Makes a Noise (4:18)
  3. Dance to Life (4:35)
  4. If Our Hears Are Right... (4:16)
  5. The Rain Will Come (3:26)
Instrumentation: 2222, 2211, 2 perc, timp, narrator, strgs
Premiere: The first partial performance was by members of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, Michael Mauldin, guest conductor, on May 12, 1979, First Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque NM. The first full performance was by the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, David Oberg, Conductor at a concert of the composer's works in Keller Hall at UNM on June 21, 1981, sponsored by the Ghost Ranch Foundation
Copyright: 1989 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound. Price: $30.00, plus shipping, for one full score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: By the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Michael Mauldin conducting, Kathleen Church narrating, on the CD "Enchanted Land" produced by MMauldin
Program notes: "This is taken from the story of Edith Warner, the woman who lived in the little house at the Otowi bridge, and of Los Alamos--before, during and after the time it was home to the Manhattan Project. Peggy had grown up on the Jemez mesas before her father's boys' school had been chosen by the government as the isolated site for atomic weapon research."
"Notable in the 'Prologue' is the reverence of the Indians for the earth and all nature, and their belief that it is the duty of man, himself a part of the same creation, to maintain the beauty and harmony he finds around him. The second movement follows the river as trapped between canyon walls below Otowi, it turns, darts, plunges, and curls whitely back upon itself, always struggling toward the sea. In the third movement, we see colorful costumes and hear drums and moccasined feet on hard earth, until we ourselves are caught up in the dance and are one with the dancers' prayer to the sun, the lifegiver. A more somber, even tragic tone pervades the fourth movement, as it tells of adversities. And on the 'hill' men were experimenting with another kind of power, a power so far of death, not life. In the final movement, the work comes full circle, recycling--but adding to--the music and text of the Prologue. The rains came, bringing also the message that if our hearts are right, whatever is needed will come."
Orchestra 1976 narrator, orch 21:30 350181654
Commissioned by: The Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, David Oberg, for the first concert of the group’s 20th season
Instrumentation: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn, 2 hn, 2 tps, timp
Premiere: The winds and timpani of the SOA (Oberg), October 7, 1994, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1994 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript). Printable download available for purchase at MusicaNeo
Recording: M Mauldin (sequenced performance)
Orchestra 1994 ww, brass, timp 04:51 350203577
Commissioned by: The New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Yoshimi Takeda, Music Director, and dedicated to Ellie Scott, "a close friend of the symphony, whose spirited appearance in New Mexico showered the arts with energies that will live indefinitely."
Premiere: NMSO (Takeda), March 11/12, 1983, Popejoy Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1988 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound. Price: $30.00, plus shipping, for one full score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: By the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer, on the CD "Enchanted Land" produced by M Mauldin, and by the Kiev Philharmonic, conducted by Robert Ian Winstin, on Volume 9 of the Masterworks of the New Era produced by ERM Media
Program notes/reviews/text: "More than just an observatory, the butte must have been regarded as a temple, perhaps for the 'meeting' of earth and sky. For 300 years, this was the 'center' for a people who truly celebrated life and light, and who found themselves in vibrant harmony with their cosmos. The Anasazi vanished. The vibrant harmony remains."
Review: "Mauldin's work is in no way derivative. His sound is distinct throughout, and his music is vital for this reason and also for the way he goes about working his musical material." –ALBUQERQUE TRIBUNE
Review: "Mauldin makes thorough use of his impressive instrumental palette, with a delightful emphasis on percussive instruments, notably the celesta, chimes and touches of a snare drum.” –NEW MEXICO SUN
Review: "The gargantuan sound written on the page and realized by the orchestra carried the audience along in powerful melodies that flooded in great gushes of cinematic effect derived from the powerful impression of Fajada Butte." --ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
Orchestra 1982 full orch 14:00 361588098
Written for: The Albuquerque Youth Symphony, Dale Kempter, Director
Premiere: AYS (Kempter), 1982, Popejoy Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1988 Neil A Kjos Music co
Recording: On the CD "Enchanted Land", produced by M Mauldin and performed by the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, with the composer conducting. Also demo recording by Kjos Music at the link below.
Program notes: "Written for the Albuquerque Youth Symphony in 1981, HIGH PLACES was inspired by a hike up La Luz Trail (on Sandia Mountain) several years earlier. With my infant son, Kendall, in a front pack, I descended and was struck by the dual sensation of exhilaration/serenity. More than oxygen deprivation, the deep insights lasted. I thought of the vision-quests of wise men through the ages and their penchant toward lofty places for meditation (I didn't know then that I would later meet the Dalai Lama, and that, even later, the story of his exile as a child from his lofty home, and of his mountain-climber man-friend, would help me understand the connection of my dual passions--spiritual places and the spiritual beauty of children). I usually enjoy hiding some kind of musical pun in my pieces. But I happily share them, as I wouldn'twant anyone to take them too seriously. In this piece, the 'game' is the use of the opening, excited, 'ascending' theme--but in augmentation and inversion--as the basis for the quiet B-section, which peacefully (and reverently) observes the world from 'the other side'--from the top down.
Sound clip: https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/high-places-1  A demo recording of the complete piece, produced by the publisher, can be found on their site: http://www.kjos.com/detail.php?division=4&table=product&prod_id=WO10B
Orchestra 1981 full orch 08:00 380343913
Re-arranged and orchestrated for: The Albuquerque Youth Symphony, Gabriel Gordon, conductor
Instrumentation: picc, bass cl, 2222, 3431, timp, perc, harp, strgs
Premiere: AYS (Gordon), 2009, Popejoy Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 2009 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound: $17.00, plus shipping, for one full score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: M Mauldin, archival recording of premiere. Also a sequenced performance
Program notes: This is a re-arrangement and orchestration of a piece for pipe organ, which was commissioned by Saint Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California for the dedication recital of its new chancel organ and premiered there in 1999 by Michael Brittenback. Mr. Brittenback first sent me sound samples of the organ’s flute stops, for which the organ builder was famous. Several of them reminded me of the Native American flute, which brought to mind Kokopelli, the legendary flute-playing deity of the ancient Puebloans. Like most fertility deities, hump-backed Kokopelli was believed to have presided over courtship, childbirth and agriculture, including blowing away Winter and bringing the Spring. The Zuni associate Kokopelli with the rains. He was thought of as a trickster, but he also represented the spirit of music, which was a sacred and unifying force.
Orchestra 2008 full orch 07:05 410951636
Written for: The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, Karim Wasfi, Principal Conductor/Director
Instrumentation: picc, 2222, 3431, 2 perc (bells/tri, BD sus cym), timp, harp, strgs
Copyright: 2010
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound. Price: $10.00, plus shipping, for one full score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: Navona Records. The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronsky, Conductor. Available on:
 
Program notes/reviews: In 1929 archaeologists discovered royal graves, from around 4,500 years ago that appeared to be the scene of a mass suicide. Sixty eight bodies lay, as if asleep, dressed in similar costumes and identical jewelry. In the corner were the remains of the Gold Lyre of Ur, with the arm of its last player draped over it, as if she had played to the end.
Mauldin wrote on the score: “I see the narrative of the piece opening with a thriving, growing civilization in the ancient desert. Suddenly there is a great threat. A tragic second melody marches to an inescapable destiny, but gives way to a hauntingly innocent and reverent melody, accompanied by the pedal harp. Other instruments drop away, but the harp plays alone until a quiet, dark section arrests time and hope. Suddenly a door is opened and light pours in, accompanied by the original theme, this time representing a new, thriving and growing civilization in the desert. There is still tragedy, as suggested by the reappearance of the second theme, but its character is different—this time struggling toward hope rather than inescapable destruction. The harp’s reverent melody is lower, less innocent, and is interrupted by brief references to the ‘Hurrian Song,’ believed to be the earliest known piece of written music, slightly younger than the Lyre but still written in cuneiform (translated by Professor Anne Kilmer). The piece’s conclusion is neither triumphant nor defeated.
Review: “Certainly a very specialized work, using mostly expected orchestral sonorities, The Last Musician of Ur nevertheless has more than a few hints of the exotic and is an unusual attempt to transport listeners to a time and place of which very little is now known.” --INFODAD.COM
Review: “Overall the piece has a rather mid-20th century feel, with hints of French influence, and a distinctly Respighian element to the orchestration. The performance from Petr Vlonsky and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra is exemplary.” --Robert Hugill
Orchestra 2009 full orch 7:05 884644873
Written for: The New Mexico Chapter of the American String Teachers Association (string orchestra version), and for the Albuquerque Junior Symphony, James Bonnell, Director (full orchestra version)
Instrumentation: strings only, or 2222, 4331, 2 perc, timp, strgs (with a part for 3rd violin, “viola treble clef”)
Premiere: String version: The student chapter of the New Mexico String Teachers Association, Aplril 11, 1987. Orchestral version: AJS (Bonnell), April 17, 1988, Popejoy Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: (full orchestra version):1988 Neil A Kjos Music Co (4380 Jutland Drive, San Diego, California, 92117
Score/parts: strgs only: M Mauldin (manuscript); full orchestra: Neil A Kjos (engraved): http://www.jwpepper.com/2210490.item#.UfNJh9LOvIo 
Recording: Promotional recording made by Neil A Kjos Music Co (link above)
Program notes/review: "Llanos (pronounced YAW-nos) is a programmatic work describing life on the southwest American plains. Pioneer life on the rugged frontier was challenging and filled with adversity. Yet, there was a peacefulness and serenity to the vast open plains. This dichotomy of emotions serves as the inspiration for the music." –Neil A Kjos Music Co
Review:  "Bowings are clear, ranges are modest and short solos in flute, horn and string bass are quite easy.  This is an original work for orchestra with some interesting musical challenges and deserves your consideration at the high school level." NEBRASKA MUSIC EDUCATOR, April, 1989.
Sound clip: https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/llanos-concertpiece-for-junior  A demo recording of the complete piece, produced by the publisher, can be found on their website: http://www.kjos.com/detail.php?division=4&table=product&prod_id=GO104B
Orchestra 1988 full orch (& str orch) 04:05 420367062
Movements:
  1. Summer Afternoon (7:45)
  2. Autumn Morning (5:03)
  3. Winter Evening (3:05)
  4. Spring Midday (5:15)
Written for: The National Repertory Orchestra, Carl Topilow, Director
Instrumentation: picc, 2222, bass cl, 4332, harp, 2 perc, timp, strgs
Premiere: NRO (Topilow), July 2, 1989, Keystone CO, at the dedication ceremony of the Keystone Conference Center
Copyright: 1989 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript).  Free download of the manuscript score is available for study purposes at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/16766
Recording: M Mauldin (archival cassette recording of the premiere)
Review: "Your work ['Mountain Light'] made the event a meaningful one; it projected the beauty and power of the mountains and the enjoyment which can be experienced through submission to their environment; and it was a moving expression of our philosophy as we went about designing and building the conference center.” --William Hanisch, President, Keystone Resort
Orchestra 1987 full orch 21:08 432285753
Written for: The Dallas Fine Arts Chamber Orchestra, Mischa Semanitzky, Director
Instrumentation: 2222, 2 hns, 2 tps, pno, timp, strgs
Premiere: DFACO (Semanitzky), August 13, 1988, Purgatory Resort, Durango CO
Copyright: 1988 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript). Free download of the manuscript score is available for study purposes at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/16498
Recording: Archival recording of April 3, 1989 performance by the Orchestra of Santa Fe, conducted by William Kirschke. Also recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic, conducted by Robert Ian Winstin, on Volume 6 of the Masterworks of the New Era, produced by ERM Media
Reviews: "Clarity of coloring, expressed by his many unusual combinations of instruments, seemed inspired by the purity of high mountain atmosphere. Romantic music at its newest, painting the mountain air experience with old and new instrumental capabilities.” –SANTA FE REPORTER
"The music began in Mauldin's typical clear-cut style, neo-romantic in harmony and melody but with a distinctive tang in these elements somehow right for the scenic subject of the music. But this piece moved into electric, piercing transformations of its materials that made it memorable even to a listener who had just sat through seven consecutive concerts of new American compositions at the University of New Mexico.” --ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
Orchestra 1988 chamber orch 08:45 430398680
Commissioned by: The University of New Mexico and the city of Albuquerque for the UNM Centennial Celebration
Instrumentation: picc2223, bass cl (optional saxes: 2 E-flat alto, 1 B-flat tenor, 1 bari)/4331/2 perc/timp/harp/strgs/SATB
Premiere: UNM Chorus and Orchestra, directed by Harold Van Winkle, October 20, 1988, UNM Arena
Copyright: 1989 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound. Price: $20.00, plus shipping, for one full score, one piano-vocal score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: UNM archival recording of January 6, 1989 performance, Stewart Robertson, conductor, in Popejoy Hall, UNM. Also recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic, conducted by Robert Ian Winstin, on Volume 14 of the Masterworks of the New Era, produced by ERM Media.
Program notes/text: 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.
(text by the composer) Father the Sun, Our Mother the Earth, Bless this place where the powers move--
the great powers move between earth and sky! May the people that move upon us
know from whence they came, that they may let the earth heal. May they let the
earth heal, that they may live among us, and know from whence they came.
Orchestra 1989 SATB, full orch 07:15 460316701
Movements:
  1. Please Don't Let Them Die (7:24)
  2. God Bless the Winds and the Waters of the World (4:11)
Instrumentation: picc2222/bass cl/4331/2 perc/timp/strgs/SATB (opt SA children)
Commissioned by: The New Mexico Music Educators Association for its 50th anniversary celebration
Premiere: New Mexico All-State Symphony Orchestra and Mixed Chorus, January 8, 1994, Popejoy Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1993 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound. Price: $35.00, plus shipping, for one full score, one piano-vocal score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: NMMEA archival recording of the premiere
Text: (by the composer)
I. “Please Don't Let Them Die
Father, I'm sorry to bother you. Father, I'm sorry to trouble you.
But father, I need to talk to you, and father, I need to explain to you.
I don't ask for myself; please will you hear my prayer?
Children--there are many children. Hunger--they know much hunger,
and hatred--they are touched by hatred.
Please don't let them die; please help them, will you try?
Where is the love that brought them forth to the world, that brought them life?
Where is the selflessness that cares for another man's child,
that cares for a child that has no home.
Give him the strength and the will to survive, and the hope for a hinder way,
for a better day, when the children shall be safe.
Orphans--there are many orphans. Runaways--there are many runaways.
Hunger--they know much hunger, and hatred--they are touched by hatred.
Please don't let them die; please help them, will you try?
II. “God Bless the Winds and the Waters of the World
God bless the winds and the waters of the world.
May they always blow free and flow clean,
so they will not so much hurt and destroy, but give life and hope.
Give us the knowledge to heal the world. Give us the courage to try.
We will work to save the water. We will work to save the air.
We will teach our children's children to handle earth with care.
Orchestra 1993 SATB (& opt SA), orch 08:25 461839878
Written for: The Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, David Oberg, Music Director
Premiere: COA (Oberg), July 30, 1978, Keller Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1978 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound. Price: $10.00, plus shipping, for one full score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: Archival recording of premiere. Also stereo record (#51) released by Opus One (Box 604, Greenville, Maine 04441), made from edited sessions with the COA (Oberg) in Keller Hall, UNM. Also recorded by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Oberg, on CD 193 produced by Opus One, Box 604, Greenville, Maine 04441
Program notes/reviews: Program notes/reviews/text: Winner of the COA's New-Music Composition Contest in 1978, this piece was inspired by the evocative rock-drawings inscribed throughout the southwestern United States by the ancestors of the Pueblo Indians.
"Mauldin's 'Petroglyph' is a work of more than passing interest. His musical style is neither shocking nor dissonant. It is clearly contemporary writing with a 'bite' to it, but the harmonies are near conventional and the style quite accessible. It is a good example of well-crafted music of our time, which can speak to us without shouting.” --AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, November 1981
"Three works by New Mexico Composer Michael Mauldin ["Petroglyph for Strings", "Promontory Night" and "Three Dances from Chaco Canyon"] show his ability to evoke the wonder of Western American landscapes. In "Petroglyph" conductor David Oberg allows the music to breathe, taking his time through a lovely violin solo, powering the tempo when needed.” –-Barry Kilpatrick, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, 2006
Orchestra 1978 str orch 10:38 461839850
Instrumentation: 2122, 2 hns, 1 tpt, bells, strgs
Premiere: New Mexico Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Yoshimi Takeda, Music Director, Kurt Frederick, Guest Conductor, February 18, 1979, KiMo Theatre, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: SR 1983 M Mauldin
Score/parts: Published by Harmonic Services Group, 436 River Rock Court, San Jose, CA 95136-3903, 408 269 2301http://harmonicservicesgroup.com/c/michaelmauldin/orchworks.html
Recording: Edited recording in Keller Hall by the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, David Oberg, conductor, on the cassette "Our Magic Places", produced by M Mauldin--sold out, archival copies only. Also recorded by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Oberg, on CD 196 produced by Opus One, Box 604, Greenville, Maine 04441
Program notes/review: "Ghost Ranch, which I visited as a child, is a well-known conference center on a cattle ranch near the foothills of the Jemez Mountains. It was the home of artist Georgia O'Keefe. The huge mesas surrounding the ranch take on an eerie quality after dark; the echoes of bird calls and wind create an evocative atmosphere. The first and last sections of 'Promontory Night' recreate that air. One imagines he hears the echoes of past human activity, even the good times--the celebrations, the dances--which the 'B' section of the piece recalls before dissolving back into the opening material."
"Energetic but infused with quiet introspection.” –Barry Kilpatrick, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, 2006
Orchestra 1977 chamber orch 07:50 460272133
Movements:
  1. October Sundown (2:52)
  2. The Children (3:05)
  3. Ecstasy (5:05)
Instrumentation: picc, 222(+bass cl)2, 4331, 2 perc, timp, harp, narrator, strgs
Premiere: none
Copyright: 2007 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound. Price: $35.00, plus shipping, for one full score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: Studio recording by the Russian State Symphony Cinema Orchestra, conducted by Sergei Skripka and narrated by Kathleen Church on the CD “Enchantment: Music by Michael Mauldin,” produced by M Mauldin, $10.95 plus shipping
Program notes: “Peggy Pond Church is best-known for her book, THE HOUSE AT OTOWI BRIDGE (pronounced OH-toh-wee), published by the University of New Mexico Press. It is the story of Edith Warner, the woman who lived in the little house at the bridge, and of Los Alamos—before, during and after it became the birthplace of ‘the bomb.’ Peggy had grown up on the Jemez mesas before her father’s boys’ school was chosen by the government as the isolated site for atomic weapon research. This piece is a tribute to Peggy’s life and work. I used her words also in ‘Enchanted Land’ and in the three short pieces for the Pacific Boychoir. After she had to leave ‘the hills,’ she lived and raised a family in Santa Fe. She had a keen eye for the beauty and sacredness of wildness—whether in nature or in people, themselves a part of nature. And what she saw, she put into words—every day, in her journals and poems. She was a gifted and prolific poet. After her death, I chose these three poems from the unpublished writings I was shown by Peggy’s daughter, Kathleen, who narrates this recording”.
Orchestra 2003 full orch, narrator 11:05 none
Movements: 3 untitled movements (3:40, 3:00, 3:20--last two are contiguous)
Instrumentation:1212, 2 hn, timp, pno, strgs
Premiere: Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, Directed by David Oberg, June 21, 1981 in a concert of Mauldin’s works in Keller Hall at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM, a concert sponsored by Ghost Ranch Foundation
Copyright: 2006 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound. Price: $30.00, plus shipping, for one full score and one copy of each part, with a letter of permission to photocopy the needed number of multiple parts
Recording: Edited recording in Keller Hall by the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, David Oberg, conductor, on the cassette "Our Magic Places", produced by M Mauldin, sold out, archival copies only. Also recorded by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Oberg, on CD 189 produced by Opus One, Box 604, Greenville, Maine 04441. Also recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic, conducted by Robert Ian Winstin, on Volume 10 of the Masterworks of the New Era, produced by ERM Media
Program notes/review: "Dutch linguist Elizabeth Willink, mother of my composer-friend George Willink, invited me to stay at her adobe house near Cuba, New Mexico on my trips back and forth from Chaco Canyon. Using her piano, I sketched this work there, and years after her death I bought the home for my composing and teaching retreat."
"The effect of my visits to Chaco was overwhelming. The Anasazis' accomplishments radiated from this mecca--beautiful cities, intricate artwork, straight roads, a far-flung trade network, and a fascination with religion and the cosmos. Seeing things through the eyes of the Anasazi allowed me to say positive things in my work, but instead of eliminating negative things, my 'time-travel' at Chaco heightened the awareness of both good and evil. I felt as a child feels, breathing in both the joys and terrors of existence on this planet. This piece shocked audiences with its wild reliving of ancient ceremonies. But some people missed the great tenderness of the second dance.
"Energetic but infused with quiet introspection.” –Barry Kilpatrick, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, 2006
Orchestra 1980 chamber orch 10:50 500397708
Movements:
  1. Calavaras Dawn/Moonset (an old carol) (2:15)
  2. Rio de las Vacas (some old jokes) (3:07)
  3. Palliza Sun-Cliffs (some old echos) (3:49)
Instrumentation: 2222, 4331, 2 perc, timp, strgs
Premiere: Albuquerque Youth Symphony, Dale Kempter, Director, October 2, 1976, Popejoy Hall at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1994 M Mauldin
Score/parts: Published by Harmonic Services Group, 436 River Rock Court, San Jose, CA 95136-3903, 408 269 2301http://harmonicservicesgroup.com/c/michaelmauldin/orchworks.html
Recording: Performed by the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Mauldin, on the CD "Enchanted Land" produced by M Mauldin
Program notes: The piece won first-place in the "large ensemble" category of the New Mexico Composers Guild Bicentennial Composition Contest. 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."
Sound clips: https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/sets/three-jemez-landscapes  A recording of the complete piece can be found on the publisher's website: http://harmonicservicesgroup.com/c/michaelmauldin/orchworks.html
Orchestra 1973 full orch 09:40 500984681
Movements:
  1. Calavaras Dawn/Moonset (an old carol) (2:15)
  2. Rio de las Vacas (some old jokes) (3:07)
  3. Palliza Sun-Cliffs (some old echos) (3:49)
Instrumentation: 2222, 4331, 2 perc, timp, strgs
Premiere: Albuquerque Youth Symphony, Dale Kempter, Director, October 2, 1976, Popejoy Hall at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 1994 M Mauldin
Score/parts: Published by Harmonic Services Group, 436 River Rock Court, San Jose, CA 95136-3903, 408 269 2301http://harmonicservicesgroup.com/c/michaelmauldin/orchworks.html
Recording: Performed by the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Mauldin, on the CD "Enchanted Land" produced by M Mauldin
Program notes: The piece won first-place in the "large ensemble" category of the New Mexico Composers Guild Bicentennial Composition Contest. 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."
Sound clips: https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/sets/three-jemez-landscapes  A recording of the complete piece can be found on the publisher's website: http://harmonicservicesgroup.com/c/michaelmauldin/orchworks.html
Orchestra 1973 full orch 09:40 500984681
Instrumentation: solo vln, solo 'cello, strgs, and timp
Premiere: Members of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, conducted by the composer, October 18, 1973, Keller Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM, on a New Mexico Composers Guild Benefit Concert
Copyright: none
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording of premiere)
Review: "The Tombeau proved to be a moving musical expression and was memorably performed in the fine tradition of our own Albuquerque Youth Symphony.” --ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
Orchestra 1970 str orch, timp 12:20 none
Commissioned by: The New Mexico Military Institute, in celebration of its centennial and for the Roswell Symphony Orchestra, John Farrer, Music Director
Instrumentation: picc, 2222, bass cl, 4331, 2 perc, timp, harp, strgs
Premiere: RSO (Farrer), October 12, 1991, Roswell NM
Copyright: pending
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript). Free download of the manuscript score is available for study purposes at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/17670
Recording: RSO (archival recording of the premiere)
Program notes: "I've always been impressed with young people who seem to accept early in life the fact that true pleasure comes when we give of ourselves, and when we discipline and test ourselves. Whether it's a music student giving the very best of himself to an audience that he doesn't even know, or a soldier risking life and limb for countrymen he has not met, the gift--especially from one whose life is just forming--is extraordinary. 'Tribute to a Young Soldier' celebrates the gift with pomp and gallantry. There are only distant rumbles of turmoil and sadness. For contrast, the 'B' section flashes back to young man or woman in childhood, a reminder that, for all our conditioning and skills, we are--as we should be--still capable of awe, tenderness and delight. Those child-like qualities are some of the very goals of the 'pursuit of happiness' that we reserve the right to fight for."
Orchestra 1991 full orch 11:00 500460040
Written for: The Durango Youth Symphony
Instrumentation: 2222 (& bass cl), 4331, harp, bells, 2 perc, timp, strgs
Premiere: DYS, April 16, 2007, Fort Lewis University, Durango CO
Copyright: 2006 M Mauldin
Score/parts: Published by Harmonic Services Group, 436 River Rock Court, San Jose, CA 95136-3903, 408 269 2301 http://harmonicservicesgroup.com/c/michaelmauldin/orchworks.html
Recording: Sequenced version available for review on the publisher's website
Program notes: "Annacarla is the name that Dutch linguist, Elizabeth Willink, gave her rambling adobe house near Cuba, New Mexico. She invited composer Michael Mauldin to stay there on his trips to Chaco Canyon, the center of a mysterious and prodigious American Indian civilization a thousand years ago. Twenty-five years after Willink's death, Mauldin bought and restored the house as a composing and teaching retreat. This piece was inspired by the beauty and spirit of the valley that the house overlooks. It's a welcoming and nurturing place, appropriate for the teaching of youth, yet visited by blizzards, forest fires and the other adversities of nature."
Sound clip: https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/the-valley-at-annacarla  The complete sequenced piece can be heard at the publisher's website: http://harmonicservicesgroup.com/c/michaelmauldin/orchworks.html
Orchestra 2006 full orch 05:20 503551517
Movements:
  1. Ridge Trail
  2. Forest Fire
  3. Whitewater
Written for: The Albuquerque Junior Orchestra, Art Sheinberg, Director
Instrumenation: 2222, 4331, 2 perc, timp, strgs
Premiere: AJO (Sheinberg), April 6, 1992, Popejoy Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Copyright: 2001 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript and computer engraved)
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording of premiere)
Orchestra 1991 full orch 06:20 530541085
Movements: 6 untitled movements (1:12, 1:47, 1:59, 3:07, 1:33, 1:13)
Written for: Rosalind Simpson, harpist
Premiere: Rosalind Simpson, December 10, 1989 in Corrales, NM
Copyright: 1989 M Mauldin
Score/parts: Computer generated by M Mauldin, solely distributed by Vanderbilt Music Co, PO Box 456, Bloomington, IN 47402, 800 533 7200
Recording: (1) Included on the audiocassette "As You Like It" by Rosalind Simpson, $10, 2738 La Silla Dorada, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (2) Included on the compact disc, "Masterworks for Harp" by Josh Layne, $15, Layne Brothers Studio, 1850 San Lorenzo Ave, Victoria, BC V8N2E9, Canada, (3) Included on the compact disc, "Annabelle's Harp" by Annabelle Taubl, $15, The Taubl Family, PO Box 398, Chester NH 03036.
Program notes: "My studio has large, south-facing windows and a lot of light.  When I was beginning work on a new piece for my harpist friend, Rosalind Simpson, I noticed the birds outside my window as they reacted to the coming cold weather.  I 'put myself inside them', so to speak, and out came some varied and interesting emotional reactions.  I see the fourth movement as the emotional centerpiece of the set.  Its unrelated minor chords, tied together only with a common tone, create a sad but strangely hopeful mood. Birds are usually among the first creatures to be affected by pollution, so I see the birds' reaction to the coming of winter as not unlike our concern over the environmental ‘winter’ that may be coming.  The final movement is 'flight.'"
Review: "Hearing this economical but lyrical music was like drinking a dry wine with a gentle, but elusive tartness; the intensity was veiled but pervasive."
--ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
Review:  "A luscious and very enjoyable work."  --THE WASHINGTON POST
Harp 1986 hp solo 10:25 320372058
Commissioned by: Christ Lutheran Church, Washington, DC, for its centennial
Premiere: Geoffrey Simon, October 11, 1992, Christ Lutheran, Washington, DC
Copyright: 1994 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin (sequenced performance)
Program notes: The work is based on the hymn, "The Sending", text by Dr. William Danker, tune by Geoffrey Simon, (c) 1968 (used by permission), which the church uses when it formally "sends," with its blessing, people who leave its midst for any reason.
Sound clip: (complete piece, sequenced): https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/fantasy-on-christ-church
Organ 1992 pipe org solo 05:25 none
Commissioned by: Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church, Palm Desert, California for the dedication recital of its new chancel organ
Premiere: by Michael Brittenback, February 15, 1999,Saint Margaret's Church, Palm Desert CA
Copyright: 1998 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording of the premiere)
Program notes: For the dedication recital of the church's new chancel organ. Mr. Brittenback first sent me sound samples of the organ’s flute stops, for which the organ builder was famous. Several of them reminded me of the Native American flute, which brought to mind Kokopelli, the legendary flute-playing deity of the ancient Puebloans. Like most fertility deities, hump-backed Kokopelli was believed to have presided over courtship, childbirth and agriculture, including blowing away Winter and bringing the Spring. The Zuni associate Kokopelli with the rains. He was thought of as a trickster, but he also represented the spirit of music, which was a sacred and unifying force.
Organ 1998 pipe org solo 07:30 410134028
         
Movements: 3 untitled movements
Commissioned by: The Albuquerque chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Premiere: by Edwina Beard on May 20, 1985 at the First Congregational Church, Albuquerque
Copyright: 1995 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (professional manuscript).  Free download of the manuscript for study purposes at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/16557.  Please report any academic or professional performances to ASCAP.
Recording: none
Program notes: The score bears the inscription, "dedicated to those who work for world peace."
Organ 1985 pipe org solo 08:45 503336214
Commissioned by: The Protestant Chaplain Fund of Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque NM
Premiere: Protestant Chapel, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque NM, May 20, 1979
Copyright: 2002 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript and computer engraved)
Recording: none
Text: (by the composer, and public domain from the bible):
Each generation, a handful of people is vouchsafed the insight into primal mystery.
O God grant them wisdom; O God give us the courage
that we may use their insight for the good of Thy people,
that we may use their knowledge for the good of the earth.
And Moses said, "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you,
that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing:
therefore choose life, that thou and thy seed may live."
Choral 1979 SATB pno org 02:55 500462897
Written for: clarinetist Keith Lemmons and vibraphonist Christopher Shultis, University of New Mexico
Premiere: Lemmons and Shultis (with the composer at the piano), April 10, 1989, Keller Hall, University of New Mexico
Copyright: 2006 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript). Free download of the manuscript score and parts is available at http://hdl.handle.net/1928/16417.  Please report any academic and professional performances to ASCAP.
Recording: edited studio recording in Keller Hall, UNM for the OPUS ONE record (#52), performed by Floyd Williams, clarinet; Robyn Schulkoski, vibraphone; Michael Mauldin, piano
Program notes: "A 'glyph' is a carved work or ornamental mark. The word is sometimes used in the Southwestern United States for 'petroglyph', a type of rock-drawing left by ancestors of American Indians. In this case, it means a "doodle'--a significant one, such as Pompeii graffiti or the boasts of Spanish explorers on Inscription Rock in New Mexico--but an impromptu human scribble."
Chamber 1978 cl, vibes, pno 07:51 371125318
Written for: The Santa Fe Trio (Donna McRae, soprano; Frank Bowen, fl; Rita Angel, pno)
Premiere: Bowen passed away before a premiere. The first performance was by Donna McRae, sop; Gwen Powell, fl; and Arlette Felberg, pno, in Corrales NM in 1998.
Copyright: 1990 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin (manuscript)
Recording: Included on the CD, "Alabado" with soprano Donna McRae, flutist Gwen Powell and pianist Michael Mauldin, produced by Gwen Powell, 6656 E. Circulo Otono, Tucson, AZ 85750-1225
Program notes/text: "My close friend Robert Seufert once wrote, 'I too am a Native-born American and claim as my birthright the meaning of this continent. Only when I understand it in my bones, and understand it much further back than the arrival of Columbus, can I hope to be no longer a European transplant on these shores, but an American.' I think Bob found some of the meaning he was seeking when he wrote the poem, 'Shaman's Power-Song.' He 'got inside the bones' of an American Indian Shaman--perhaps an Anasazi--at the moment of calling on the powers that are needed to heal and to serve as a spiritual leader. The multi-metric swirling of the energy of these powers in the flute and the piano contrasts with the earthy steadiness of the singer."
Text by Robert Seufert:
Swallow on my right shoulder, eagle on my left.
I am brother to the four strong winds.
Mother Moon bathes me. Father Sun licks me dry.
I ride the backs of four strong winds into a beckoning sky.
I ride the backs of four strong winds into a thundering sky.
Chamber 1989 sop, fl, pno 04:45 491600881
Written for: Jennifer Garrett and her sons, Barry and Benjamin
Premiere: March 6, 2011 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Jennifer Garrett, piano; Barry Garrett, clarinet; Benjamin Garrett, horn; on Jennifer Garrett’s Doctoral Project Recital.
Copyright: 2013 M Mauldin
Score/parts: M Mauldin, computer engraved, staple-bound. Price: $4.00, plus shipping, for one full score (13 pgs) and one copy of each part. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: M Mauldin (sequenced)
Program notes/text: Some years ago, pianist Jennifer Garrett attended a concert at Eastern New Mexico University, where my wife and I performed my Three New Mexico Landscapes for clarinet and piano.  Jennifer was an undergraduate music major then.  Later, when she was looking for a subject for her Doctorate in piano accompanying, she asked if she could base her paper and recital on my chamber music involving piano, inspired mostly by the spiritual landscape of New Mexico.  She indicated that her sons Barry, an accomplished French hornist, and Benjamin, an accomplished clarinetist, would be assisting her on the recital.  She asked if I might write a piece for the three of them.  Weary from some health issues, I used the title to reflect the feelings captured in this translation from Mozart's Requiem Mass:
Call me among the blessed.
I kneel with submissive heart,
my contrition is like ashes,
help me in my final condition.
Sound clip: (complete piece, sequenced): https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin 
Chamber 2010 cl, hn, pno 07:15
491600881
Movements
  1. Fable (Benjamin Metzner) (2:45)
  2. Caravan (Chris Musson) (2:09)
  3. Morning Sun (Catherine Doherty) (1:25)
  4. Mountain Run (Logan Adams) (2:23)
  5. Starlight (Marlowe Justus) (1:57)
  6. Legend (Samuel Albert) (2:38)
  7. Peace (Austin Torrez) (1:50)
  8. Jean's Angels (Jean Villasenor) (1:46)
  9. Rhapsody (Anna Hamrick) (2:58)
Written for: Mauldin's students at their high-school graduation
Premiere: various
Copyright: 2013 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound, 28 pgs. Price per copy: $6.25, plus shipping. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording)
Program notes: "Nick Curro, a beloved student for several years and the son of a piano-teacher friend of mine, went to Russia with his senior class, falling in love with everything Russian. He came home begging to play Rachmaninoff, but as was not quite advanced enough to learn any Rachmaninoff in the remaining three weeks of the semester, I offered to write him a somewhat more 'grateful' imitation, in 'Souvenir of a Russian Journey'. Thus began my custom of writing pieces for graduating high-school seniors. The 'senior pieces' all bear the names of those for whom they were written. Some are quite difficult and were not chosen by the students to be included on their senior recitals. These pieces were written at Annacarla between 2011 and 2013.  One of them, "Jean's Angels," was written not for a graduating high school senior, but in honor of a different kind of senior.  Jean Villasenor, my neighbor at Annacarla, celebrated her 90th birthday there, so I wrote and performed this piece in her honor.  I think she has at least two angels who watch over her at all times. 
Piano 2013 pno solo 19:55
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Movements
  1. Gold (Jeremy Metzner) (2:11)
  2. Etude (Mira Garin) (1:53) 
  3. Fleeting Vision (Daniel Kavelman) (2:21)
  4. Red Rocks (Andrew Jones) (1:53)
  5. Procession (Craig Short) (2:20)
Written for: Mauldin's students at their high-school graduation
Premiere: various
Copyright: 2015 M Mauldin
Score: M Mauldin, computer-engraved, staple-bound, 16 pgs. Price per copy: $5.50, plus shipping. Or downloads may be purchased at MusicaNeo
Recording: M Mauldin (archival recording)
Program notes: "Nick Curro, a beloved student for several years and the son of a piano-teacher friend of mine, went to Russia with his senior class, falling in love with everything Russian. He came home begging to play Rachmaninoff, but as was not quite advanced enough to learn any Rachmaninoff in the remaining three weeks of the semester, I offered to write him a somewhat more 'grateful' imitation, in 'Souvenir of a Russian Journey'. Thus began my custom of writing pieces for graduating high-school seniors. The 'senior pieces' all bear the names of those for whom they were written. Some are quite difficult and were not chosen by the students to be included on their senior recitals. These pieces were written at Annacarla between 2013 and 2015.   
Piano 2015 pno solo 10:56

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