By visiting the EGYPTIAN ANTIQUES Department of the Louvre-Lens and more particularly "Egypt of the Great Temples", we discover La Dame Touy, superior of the harem of the God Min (Amenophis III period), in african grenadilla wood and of shea, which has its origins in Thebes (Egypt) around 1400 - 1350 B.C.
"Biban El-Moulouk" begins with a flamboyant fanfare recalling the majesty of the place : "The Valley of the Kings" and all the archaeological discoveries that have result from over the centuries. There follow 2 musical themes which bring to mind for one wisdom and respect before the majesty of the buildings and, for the other, the human challenge in the face of these different architectural prowess.
"SYMPHONIE No.2 - La Galerie du Temps" : Inspired by the eight departments (Eastern Antiques, Egyptian Antiques, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiques, Islamic Arts, Objets d’Art, Graphic Arts, Sculptures and Paintings) and the "Galerie du Temps" which offers an original journey in the Louvre’s collections, the idea is to generate music both from these different aesthetics but also by introducing contemporary elements (in response to the “Pavillon de Verre”), thus deploying a row of musical instants, independent moments ordered in a magnificent sonorous tree structure.
A Work at the height of the event: the inauguration of the Louvre-Lens, and a strong musical entity: the Wind Orchestra. Also called "Harmony" in France and deeply settled in the history of North area (and more particularly in the heart of mining and industrial districts), this orchestra is full of sound richness that this symphony aims to enhance, in order to put them in service of an extremely structured writing.
Composed of 5 Movements (1. Du Louvre à Lens / 2. Warka / 3. Biban-El-Moulouk (La Vallée des Rois) / 4. Sapientes Apocalypsis (Les Sages de l’Apocalypse) / 5. Ixion) this symphony is deliberately expressive and characteristic of the sum of the musical influences that nourish the composer's writing.
Commissioned by Orchestre à Vent de Lens / Creation 2015
Score / BIBAN EL-MOULOUK (La Vallée des Rois)
Part III from SYMPHONIE N°2 - La Galerie du Temps
for Symphonic Wind Orchestra
Grade : 4+
Duration : 6:10
Reference : EMP - WM 026S
Recorded by ORCHESTRE A VENT DE LENS
CD "La Galerie du Temps"