AZTEKA - Les Marches du Soleil : The brightest part of this triptych depicting "the chosen people of the sun".
"Les Marches du Soleil" symbolize the vitality and flamboyance of a civilization happened to its peak, closely followed by the baleful shadow of the conquistadors.
The rhythmical introduction naturally brings a dynamic theme and syncopated, in the image of strength and bravery of the Aztec people.
The rhythmical pattern of this theme then becomes a recurring element that links and unifies the entire composition.
In contrast to the first theme, appears at the oboe a soft and slightly nostalgic melody, bringing a note of carelessness and daydream.
However, the rhythmical element of the first theme quickly reasserts itself, and turns into a throbbing long climb, like a shadow by prosecuting light.
Balanced between these contrasting elements, the composition goes towards the highest steps ... one frantic and irresistible last gushing of all the orchestra for a last sun.
Bernard MAGNY was Finalist of the 5th International Composition Competition "Coups de Vents" with AZTEKA - Les Marches du Soleil
AZTEKA - Les Marches du Soleil
for Concert Band
Grade : 4
Duration : 8:20
Reference : EMP - EC 001