Nuestro Pueblo (Concerto for Low Flute Soloist & Flute Ensemble) written by Peter Senchuk.
Composed for Peter Sheridan and The Los Angeles Flute Orchestra for the 2010 National Flute Association Convention
The title “Nuestro Pueblo” takes it's name from the magnificent Watts Tower built by Simon Rodia. For 33 years, from 1921 to 1954, Rodia worked alone constructing the towers. He worked with only tile setter's tools, and no blue prints, scaffolding, bolts or welding. He used pieces of broken glass and pottery that neighborhood children brought to him as well as 7-Up, Canada Dry and milk of magnesium bottles to create his mosaics. Most of the rebar and scrap metal was collected walking along the nearby railway tracks. In 1955, he gave the property to a neighbor, and moved to Martinez, California, never to see his masterpiece again. Rodia died in 1965 at the age of 90.
Scored for solo sub-contrabass flute, 4 C flutes (1,2,3 double on piccolos), 2 alto flutes (one doubling on bass flute), bass flute, contrabass flute, subcontrabass flute