Voodoo

Written: 2008

Price: full set $95; score $25

Commissioned By: Montoya Music

Duration: ca. 5:45

Grade Level: 4



-a polytheistic religion practiced chiefly by West Indians, deriving principally from African cult worship and containing elements borrowed from the Catholic religion.
-a fetish or other object of voodoo worship.
-a group of magical and ecstatic rites associated with voodoo.
-(not in technical use) black magic; sorcery.
-of, pertaining to, associated with, or practicing voodoo.
-characterized by deceptively simple, almost magical, solutions or ideas:“voodoo politics.”
-to affect by voodoo sorcery.
-“Don’t know, how you do, the voodoo, that you do…” – Salt-n-Pepa
-“Do your voodoo.” – Bernard Rosenberg

 

Voodoo is Montoya’s fifth work for symphonic winds and is dedicated to Bernard Rosenberg and the Frank M. Tejeda Middle School Band.