by Ahly Titchener
A happy person. That’s how I would describe Roberto right from the outset. His emails with us were always appreciative and considerate. That’s what makes my job enjoyable, and even more so when I receive the creative output from the flute they received.
This one is something special. It is a flute and choral singing collaboration that expands and elevates my mood. Composed by Roberto himself; he calls this composition Kyrie Eleison.
I asked Roberto to provide a backstory to this exceptional composition, and through our correspondence, I found a little bit more about him.
Robert holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and is currently a choir director in South Texas. It was through working with voices that Robert found a fascination and inspiration for music composition.
Roberto was recently introduced to the haunting melodies of the Native American Flute by a close friend who encouraged him to compose a piece for this instrument. Its warm, mellow and soothing tone matched with the versatility of the human voice opened a world of possibilities.
“I knew I needed the perfect flute and flute maker to help bring my ideas to life, and then I found Southern Cross Flutes!”
Upon receiving his Black Walnut C minor Grandfather Flute from Southern Cross Flutes, Roberto was so moved by its timbre, that he was inspired to compose a song that reflected the beauty of his instrument.
I received my flute from you guys a few days ago. I am blown away with the excellent craftsmanship! The flute is very in tune and so mellow! I’m a fan!
As a thank you, I’ve composed a piece of music using the flute that you’ve made me and I would like to share it with you. The YouTube link is below. I hope that you enjoy it!
Listen to Kyrie Eleison with the Native American Style Flute by Roberto Garza
Robert’s mission is to continue composing music for choir and Native American Flute and hopes that the beauty of his music will inspire peace to its listeners.
You’re off to a fantastic start Roberto!