Work information Autograph Sketches (5) Instrumental parts (5)

Instrumental genre Chamber music
Place of composition
Mexico City
Date of composition
December 13, 1926
No dedication
Fl, 2cl[B♭], 2vn, va, vc
Documentary archive
The autograph and an incomplete set of instrumental parts by the author’s hand have been preserved. Five different sketches have also been found, including one version for wind octet (sketch 1) and one for wind septet (sketch 2).
Periodical references
Letter from Revueltas to Carlos Chávez, undated, General Archive of the Nation, Carlos Chávez Collection, box of correspondence 10, file 85.
Letter from Ricardo Ortega to Revueltas, dated January 30, 1927, published in Revueltas, Rosaura, and Philippe Cheron, eds. Revueltas por él mismo. Mexico City: Era, 1989, 216, 218, 220, 222.
Letter from Carlos Chávez to Revueltas. Ibid., 223.
The archive contains a note to Revueltas written by Henry Cowell. Written on the reverse side of a promotional leaflet for the magazine New Music, where he was editor-in-chief, it acknowledges receipt of the scores Batik and The Knife Sharpener.
Southern Music Publishing Co.; UNAM Critical Edition.