FLUMEN

Il brano rievoca la lotta dell'uomo contro la forza distruttrice della natura, in questo caso una terribile The piece evokes the struggle of man against the destructive force of nature, in this case a terrible flood that occurred in 2000 following an exceptional flood of the Po river.
Composer
Marco SOMADOSSI
Arranger
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level
5
duration
9'30''
formation
Concert Band
Publisher
Scomegna Edizioni Musicali
format
Full score and parts concert format
Product Code
ES B811.24
Recorded on the CD
LOOK AND LISTEN
Description
The title
In October 2000, the River Po produced its highest flood waters in the last hundred years, provoking a natural disaster of dramatic dimensions. To the thousands of valiant men and women committed to defending their villages against the threat of the flood is dedicated the symphonic poem entitled "Flumen" (river, in Latin), inspired by the thematic material in the Gregorian sequence, "Victimae paschali laudes". The main melody is elaborated and its essence is transfigured in an alchemy of modern sounds from which, at times, archaic echoes emerge. The composition is structured in two parts: the first ("The River") is sullen and menacing, with sounds that portray the turbulent water and the inexorable and frightening rise of the flood;this contrasts with a second section ("The People"), with its primitive rhythms and vaguely multiethnic character (expressed through modal harmonies). Here the work evokes man's ancestral struggle against the forces of nature: the strenuous defence of the Po riverside communities to against the threat of flooding. In the finale, the two themes interweave and overlap, re-establishing a symbolic and primordial equilibrium where man and nature are again in harmony with each other.
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