MEN OF PEACE

Composer
Antonio Rossi
Arranger
-
level
4,5
duration
11'40
formation
HA
Publisher
Scomegna Edizioni Musicali
format
Full score and parts concert format
Product Code
ES B952.23
Recorded on the CD
LOOK AND LISTEN
Description
The piece
Peace is not impossible to achieve. Indeed, if we can all work together it will be easier to build a world of brotherhood and harmony. "Oh friends, not these tones! Let us rather raise our voices together in more pleasant and joyful tones." From Ode to Joy, from the final movement of L. van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Written by Friedrich von Schiller in 1785 this piece is a plea for peace, which can be achieved by shunning evil, hate and wickedness. It was this call for brotherly friendship that made the Ode to Joy the choice for the "European Anthem" in 1972. Today it also represents the desire for peaceful integration among all European peoples. "Men of Peace" (dedicated to military and civil peace-keeping organisations continuously engaged in countries torn to pieces by war), is based on a number of technical elements from the Ode to Joy. These are freely arranged so that they gradually appear in a more or less recognisable form. Within this musical context the author imagines various moments in the lives of people living in such dramatic and anachronistic yet real circumstances, typical of war. The description starts with the chaos of wartime conflicts, in which the sharp drama is developed as a tango, a metaphoric representation of the macabre game of endless resolutions. Then it moves on to the arrival of "other tones", the sounds of love and solidarity of these human angels who represent light and hope for the oppressed.
Price: 160,00 €
Immediate availability
Add a review

recommended