HERA : Wife and sister of Zeus, Hera is the Goddess of Marriage and Fertility. Her attributes are the royal scepter and the diadem. She is also accompanied by her favorite animal, the peacock.
Vengeful and spiteful goddess, Hera wasn't happy that the trojan Pâris had preferred Aphrodite (Goddess of Love). She helped the Greeks during the Trojan War and was satisfied only when Troy was destroyed.
She's one of the main gods of Olympus because she's the Queen of Gods.
Jean-Philippe Vanbeselaere has naturally used the many resources of Wind Orchestras to compose his first symphony : a wealth of tones and multiple combinations of sound colors, enriching thus the melodies and themes that follow each other throughout the different movements.
Without define this composition as a program music, the inspiration of this symphony built in 3 movments (1. Athena / 2. Hera / 3. Zeus) is more focused on the evocation of adventure, leaving a large place to the imagination.
« An original creation, joyful, exciting and full of life »
Nord Éclair - December 14th, 2010
Commissioned by Orchestre d'Harmonie de Tourcoing / Creation 2010
Set / HERA
Part II from FIRST SYMPHONY
for Symphonic Wind Orchestra
Grade : 5
Duration : 07:50
Reference : EMP - WM 022
Recorded by TAIWAN WIND ENSEMBLE
CD "Live in Taiwan"