Mayan Sports Festival

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James Hosay

James Hosay

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Subtitle: Fantasy Suite

General Info

Year: 2003
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $149.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


1. Homage to the Gods
2. Entrance of the Athletes
3. The Game
4. For Sun and Rain, Glory Eternal


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Program Notes

The superbly colorful orchestration and dynamic percussion writing in this bold, inventive work set up a thrilling look into an ancient Mayan ritual. The amazingly advanced Mayan civilization is still, in many ways, a mystery to modern scholars -- but one of the most interesting aspects of the culture was a complex religious ritual referred to as the Ball Game. Not just an exciting and dangerous sporting competition, the outcome of the game affected the lives of everyone playing and watching.

- Program Note adapted from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Hosay, J. (2003). Mayan Sports Festival [score]. Curnow Music: Wilmore, Ky.
  • James Hosay Website Accessed 3 April 2023