Zapateado de Xibalba (Torre, Salvador)




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Performer Pages Salvador Torre (flute)
Performers Gabriela Jiménez (percussion)
Publisher Info. Salvador Torré
Misc. Notes Piccolo, Glockenspiel, Vibraphon
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Publisher. Info. Salvador Torré
Misc. Notes This piece can be played either independently alone or as part Tzolkin
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Work Title Zapateado de Xibalba
Alternative. Title Xibalba's Zapateado
Composer Torre, Salvador
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's one
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1986
First Performance. 1997
Salvador Torré (flute), Gabriela Jimenez (percussion)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Piccolo, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone
Related Works Tzolkin, Concerto for Flute and Percussion (3rd movement)

Misc. Comments

Xibalba's zapateado:

Hunahpu and Ixbalanqué are challenged by the lords of the underworld to play ball in Xibalba. This chapter of the Popol Vuh has many interpretations and that can mean so many levels from the historical legend of the formative period of the prehistoric Maya-Quiche culture to a children's fable with giant and fantastic animals that a child can understand with fascination. This is a tap dance or dance, human and cosmic game, that has to do with the nine stages of the underworld.