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Bénédiction d'un conquérant

Sheet Music: Score

Bénédiction d'un conquérant : for symphony orchestra / Andrián Pertout.

Also known as: Symphonie de guerre

by Andrián Pertout (2004)

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  • Instrumentation: Piccolo, flute, oboe, english horn, clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, strings (
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    Performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Young from the CD L'assaut sur la raison


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Bénédiction d'un conquérant is part of a two-movement work (essentially a Symphonie de guerre), which philosophically represents not only a personal statement in condemnation of the general act of war, but a collective reaction encompassing the artistic world at large.L'assaut sur la raison, the first movement although directly inspired by the 2003 Iraq war, also intended of having a connection with more general world events, and the illogical thought process behind war, hence 'The assault on reason', while Bénédiction d'un conquérant or 'Blessing of a Conqueror' on the other hand clearly intended for the portrayal of the final act of war - the blessing - and composed in direct response to the mounting global protest against the illegal occupation of Iraq. The artistic goal of the composition being to generate a musical impression depicting the surreal nature of the quest for moral ground by the 'coalition of the willing'. The dance-like gestures implicit of the contradictory nature of its dual role as liberator and conqueror, and its impersonation as 'messenger of righteousness with a blessing from God', which resounds as 'loyal advocate of one more corporate takeover for globalization'.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (67p. -- B4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Duration: 10 mins, 10 sec.

Dedication note: Dedicated to the Victoria Peace Network.
Commission info: Composed for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as part of the 2004 Australian Composers' Orchestral Forum (ACOF).

First performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Young — 2 Dec 04. Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Tasmania

Includes programme note, performance directions and information about the Victoria Peace Network.

Composer's no.: 390.

Influenced by the 2003 Iraq war.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: M-67300-441-2

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