from ‘Desert Songs’: Aztec Princess

Mezzo-soprano and piano duet with reflections on mothers and daughters

Mezzo soprano and piano accompaniment

Text: Pat Mora

Deceptively simple yet resonant poetry by Pat Mora explores womanhood and identity. Becky set three of her poems about women for mezzo-soprano and piano in the song cycle: ‘Desert Songs’ written between 1992-1995.

Aztec Princess, a haunting 3-minute song, is second in the series. It was written in 1994 and reflects on the cycles of mother-daughter relationships, the pull for independence and the need for love. It is suitable for advanced singers and pianists.

Listen to a sample of Aztec Princess with Rosie Glow and Gabriella Smart

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Where to buy

The score Aztec Princess is normally available at the Australian Music Centre but it is closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. You can read more about Aztec Princess at:

Australian Music Centre

You can purchase Aztec Princess directly from Becky by emailing her: