The Beginning of Everything – Drumpetello

The Beginning of Everything – Drumpetello

Label: Summit Records

Release date: May 2018

Catalog number: 721

Tracks:

> 01 The Beginning of Everything: Prelude: The Creation of the Sea and Earth
comp: Thomas Osborne
> 02 The Beginning of Everything: 1. Making the Birds, Insects, and Animals
comp: Thomas Osborne
> 03 The Beginning of Everything: 2. Making Man from Clay
comp: Thomas Osborne
> 04 The Beginning of Everything: 3. Making Man from Wood
comp: Thomas Osborne
> 05 The Beginning of Everything: 4. Making Man from Maize
comp: Thomas Osborne
> 06 Ancient Deities: 1. Ometecuhtli/Omecihuatl
comp: Matthew Schoendorff
> 07 Ancient Deities: 2. Huitzilopochtli
comp: Matthew Schoendorff
> 08 Ancient Deities: 3. Tlaloc
comp: Matthew Schoendorff
> 09 Ancient Deities: 4. Piqueta-Zina
comp: Matthew Schoendorff
> 10 Ancient Deities: 5. Mictlantecuhtli
comp: Matthew Schoendorff
> 11 Ancient Deities: 6. Quetzalcoatl
comp: Matthew Schoendorff
> 12 Mesoamerican Suite: 1. The Bridge of Many Colors
comp: Lauren Bernofsky
> 13 Mesoamerican Suite: 2. The Stargazer
comp: Lauren Bernofsky
> 14 Mesoamerican Suite: 3. The Trickster
comp: Lauren Bernofsky
> 15 Mesoamerican Suite: 4. Song to Three Stars
comp: Lauren Bernofsky
> 16 Mesoamerican Suite: 5. The Marvelous Chirrionera
comp: Lauren Bernofsky
> 17 Mexican Folklore Suite: 1. The Coyote and the Fox
comp: James M. Stephenson
> 18 Mexican Folklore Suite: 2. The Mermaid of the Volcano
comp: James M. Stephenson
> 19 Mexican Folklore Suite: 3. The Snake
comp: James M. Stephenson

Percussion, trumpet, cello-Drumpetello is unique-this is the first four pieces ever published for this instrumentation.

 

When Drumpetello first got together to play music as an ensemble, there was just one problem: there were no pieces yet written for our unique combination of percussion, trumpet, and cello. The group decided to rectify this situation immediately. They contacted four composers, who each agreed to write a piece: Thomas Osborne, Matthew Schoendorff, Lauren Bernofsky, James Stephenson.

Each composer wrote a piece inspired by the folklore and mythology of Mexico (or in some cases, the people and societies who lived there before the country of Mexico existed). The result has been four distinct and evocative portraits of what can be called Mesoamerican culture, which are also the first four pieces ever published for this instrumentation.

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