Marie Leveaux, Voudou Queen of New Orleans composed by Ruben Flores
Written for Flute Choir; Piccolo, 5 C flutes, 2 Alto flutes, and Bass flute
Includes score and parts
This three-movement suite was premiered at the 2013 NFA Convention in New Orleans by the University of Veracruz Flute Ensemble. Rubén Flores uses a variety of extended techniques (harmonics, key slaps, wind tone) in these vignettes to help tell the story of Marie Leveaux, a 19th-century Creole Voodoo practicioner.
I. A Sunday in Saint Louis Cathedral
II. Give me luck…NOW
III. Hoodoo and Ritual Dance on the Congo Square