Suite from the Opera "Montezuma"

Roger Sessions

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Publisher: E.B. Marks Music
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The story of Sessions’ Montezuma is told retrospectively by one of the Spanish conquistadores. The arrival of Cortez and the reaction of the Aztecs, who identify him, at first, as one of their gods, lead to the love of Cortez for a captive Indian princess. While Cortez and Montezuma seem disposed for peace, there is discontent among their followers, leading to slaughter, and the assassination of Montezuma by his own people.

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Additional Information

Duration 15'
Orchestration 3 3 4 3 - 4 4 3 1; Timp. Perc. Pno. Hp.