Hasta La Raíz

for Solo Alto Flute

Live World Premiere at the 2022 National Flute Convention, by Alyssa Mercedes Mena

Alyssa Mercedes Mena

Duration: 10'
Instrumentation:Alto Flute


Hasta La Raíz translates to “Down to the Roots”. This 6-movement work by Alyssa Mercedes Mena was written during the isolation period of the pandemic and gives an introspective glimpse into the composer’s life through Cuban-inspired dancing rhythms and melodic passages.  For advanced players.

Hasta La Raíz:
I. El baile del progreso – The dance of progress  (00:00-01:25)
II. El amor que siempre se queda contigo – The love that is always with you (01:29-04:08)
III. La ansiedad de convertirse en uno mismo – The anxiety of becoming someone- becoming one’s self, emerging identity (04:11-05:40)
IV. La fragilidad de las decisiones – The fragility of decisions/decision making  (05:45-07:01)
V. La aventura del crecimiento – The adventure of growing up  (07:05-08:28)
VI. Vivir en cada momento – To live in every moment  (08:33- )