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New Mexico -- Land of Enchantment

By Dennis Alexander

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Piano - Early Advanced
Composed by Dennis Alexander. Piano Suite; Piano Supplemental; Sheet; Solo. Recital Suite Series. Form: Suite. Recital. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39669).

Item Number: AP.39669
ISBN 0739092448. Recital.

Dennis Alexander’s New Mexico: Land of Enchantment is a journey through the state’s historic Spanish past, its Native American influences, and one of its most beautiful natural landmarks, the Sandia Mountains. The suite begins with "Popé’s Rebellion," a musical depiction of the famous Pueblo Revolt of 1680. It features a majestic introduction followed by a fast and agitated main theme in 7/8 meter. The second movement, "Kokopelli Magic," uses playful rhythms and articulations to capture the personality of the trickster god, Kokopelli. "Sunset on the Sandias," the final movement, is a lyrical display of the beautiful colors that fall on this natural landmark at sunset.

  • Pope's Rebellion 
  • Kokopelli Magic 
  • Sunset on the Sandias