Chacojqui for Flute Choir arranged by Ruben Flores
Fantasy on themes from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker”
Score and parts
- 3 Solo Quenas (or Solo Flutes)
- 2 Piccolos
- 6 C Flutes
- 2 Alto Flutes
- Bass Flute
A brilliant fantasy on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, featuring all of our favorite themes from the ballet, set to a joyous Merengue beat. The solo parts, though intended to be performed on the Mexican quena, can be performed equally as well on a standard C flute. This is a wonderful, festive addition to the holiday flute choir repertoire. Just when you thought there were enough versions of the Nutcracker out there, you must play this one!
Composer and conductor Ruben Flores was born in Xalapa, Veracruz Mexico, and grew up immersed in a deeply musical environment under the influence of the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra. Once a semifinalist in the International Conducting Composition of Opera “Bela Bartok” in Cluj Napoca, Romania. Ruben Flores has been a pupil of maestro Jorma Panula since 2006 and has also received instruction under maestro Gunther Schuller. He has conducted several opera productions, including a full production of Bluebeards Castle” by Bela Bartok. As chief conductor of the Symphonic Band of the State of Verzcruz and the Orquestra Sinfonica Juvenil Danial Ayala of the Escuela Municipal de Bellas Arts for more than ten years, he has created many transcriptions and arrangements for symphony orchestra, symphonic band, chamber ensembles, choir and big band.