Passion was composed for “Harmonie St. Anthonius Lomm” commissioned by its Honorary President Hay van Dijk on the occasion of the 65th anniversary jubilee of this Wind Band.
It’s hard to explain, how passion for music and harmony arises, experienced and is transmitted to fellow musicians. This often goes on feeling/intuition. By this intuition arises interaction between musicians, which again creates new inspiration. At the beginning of the piece there is a feeling/musical intuition. Because of the melody there is an interaction, which develops into a new melody/new inspiration.
Passion suggests the fun at a common hobby. Harmony can be explained in several way. In harmony (harmonious) , “harmonie” (the Dutch word for Wind Band), but also the harmony (in musical terms).
The first melody suggests creative thinking. The (musical) idea will be answered and is changing (the idea is elaborated). The second melody (Valse) suggests the continuity and the constant flow of new ideas. The Milonga in the last part is very suitable because it is the most emblematic existing tango. And the Tango is a dance of passion.
There are two different versions available.
- wind ensemble – (piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 3 clarinets (2 per part), bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet (opt.), 2 alto saxophones, 1 tenor saxophone, 1 baritone saxophone, string bass)
Demo Score: → Passion in Harmony (version for windband), demo of the ensemble version is available on request.
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