Aztec

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"Aztec" theme from DD120055

Aztec is Delia's name[1] for a suite of pieces she created for a 1969 episode of the BBC series Chronicle entitled "The Realms of Gold" about the Spanish conquest and destruction of the Aztec and Mayan civilizations, written and presented by John Julius Norwich and produced/directed by Kenneth Shepheard.[2]

It often happens that my music is used without my knowledge. [...] a few years ago I heard my music on The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy. I wrote to the Producer who said 'Yeah, it's called Dreaming'. I've never done anything called that. They had picked out a piece which I wrote for a programme about the Aztec and Mayan civilisations. They put a new title on it and used it behind Peter Jones' voice.[3]

Delia started work in October 1968[4] and the programme was broadcast on 8th February 1969.

Contents

Credits

The end credits include:

  • Electronic Music by Delia Derbyshire, Radiophonic Workshop

Track list

No  Seconds        What
--  -------        ----
01  000.00-020.00  Chronicle Title Theme
02  141.37-240.59  Mayan architecture
03  481.62-527.42  The Aztec Empire
04  572.49-633.42  Aztec Culture at Tenochtitlan
05  674.57-718.95  Human Sacrifice and Aztec Gods
06  764.08-804.52  Portents of Doom
07 1035.50-1048.09 Running Red with Human Blood
08 1419.51-1453.33 Between Two Great Volcanoes
09 1833.28-1879.23 Five human hearts, still warm and steaming
10 1901.82-1925.64 Skull racks
11 2010.00-2050.15 Exquisite featherwork
12 2083.33-2117.78 The Smoking Mirror
13 2330.48-2359.48 La Noche Triste
14 2580.81-2707.69 The Final Assault, Impaled heads and the Defeat of the Aztecs
15 2745.11-2782.93 The Fall of Tenochtitlan
16 2887.28-2910.12 What Remains is Regret
  • 01. Chronicle Title Theme

Aztec - 01. Chronicle Title Theme - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 01. Chronicle Title Theme.ogg
  • 02. Mayan architecture

Aztec - 02. Mayan architecture - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 02. Mayan architecture.ogg
  • 03. The Aztec Empire

Aztec - 03. The Aztec Empire - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 03. The Aztec Empire.ogg
  • 04. Aztec Culture at Tenochtitlan

Aztec - 04. Aztec Culture at Tenochtitlan - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 04. Aztec Culture at Tenochtitlan.ogg
  • 05. Human Sacrifice and Aztec Gods

Aztec - 05. Human Sacrifice and Aztec Gods - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 05. Human Sacrifice and Aztec Gods.ogg
  • 06. Portents of Doom

Aztec - 06. Portents of Doom - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 06. Portents of Doom.ogg
  • 07. Running Red with Human Blood

Aztec - 07. Running Red with Human Blood - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 07. Running Red with Human Blood.ogg
  • 08. Between Two Great Volcanoes

Aztec - 08. Between Two Great Volcanoes - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 08. Between Two Great Volcanoes.ogg
  • 09. Five human hearts, still warm and steaming

Aztec - 09. Five human hearts, still warm and steaming - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 09. Five human hearts, still warm and steaming.ogg
  • 10. Skull racks

Aztec - 10. Skull racks - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 10. Skull racks.ogg
  • 11. Exquisite featherwork

Aztec - 11. Exquisite featherwork - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 11. Exquisite featherwork.ogg
  • 12. The Smoking Mirror

Aztec - 12. The Smoking Mirror - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 12. The Smoking Mirror.ogg
  • 13. La Noche Triste

Aztec - 13. La Noche Triste - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 13. La Noche Triste.ogg
  • 14. The Final Assault, Impaled heads and the Defeat of the Aztecs

Aztec - 14. The Final Assault, Impaled heads and the Defeat of the Aztecs - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 14. The Final Assault, Impaled heads and the Defeat of the Aztecs.ogg
  • 15. The Fall of Tenochtitlan

Aztec - 15. The Fall of Tenochtitlan - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 15. The Fall of Tenochtitlan.ogg
  • 16. What Remains is Regret

Aztec - 16. What Remains is Regret - Spectrogram.jpg

Aztec - 16. What Remains is Regret.ogg

Availability

References

  1. DD120055: Score fragment "Aztec"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Realms of Gold on imdb.com
  3. Delia in the Soundhouse interview.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Tape Library List's entry for TRW 6955.
  5. The Initial Catalogue's description of DD222.
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