From the origins, Man has been able to draw from him the necessary strength to face adversity. Guided by the light of hope, he has let the fight, individually or collectively, to overcome injustice and intolerance, to emancipate himself from the oppression of a dictatorship or a social misery, sometimes
abandoning his ties.
Leaving, like a simple pioneer or an explorer, to conquer other territories, to escape a hostile environment and build a better life.
Leaving, beyond the seas, to the unknown, to release an occupied land, to lead a crusade on behalf of a religious or philosophical ideal.
Everywhere, always, fists were raised, men stood up, masses rose up to defend violated freedom .
May this fight continue.
May Man never resign himself, and keep inside him that Light.
May Man carry successfully this last crusade ...
Composed by Jean-Philippe VANBESELAERE, « MASTERS OF LIGHTS - The Last Crusade » is a large scale musical tone poem about the Crusades featuring memorable and majestic symphonic themes with more intimate romantic music and suitably religioso motifs as well as lively, celtic influence, folk tunes and airs. A worthwhile new discovery for any fan of melodic and exciting orchestral music.
- THE FIRST CRUSADE
- THE NINE KNIGHTS
- STRENGTH, WISDOM AND BEAUTY
- LANDS OF EXILE
- CELEBRATION OF THE VICTORY
- BLOOD BROTHERS
- THE FORBIDDEN CROSSING
- BEYOND MOUNTAINS AND SEAS
- LUX TENEBRAE
- CELTIC TALES
- RITUAL OF THE SHADOW
- STREGTH AND HONOUR
- CONQUEST OF FREEDOM
- THE LAST CRUSADE
« A marvellous composition that plays just like an epic film score in search of an epic film to match the quality of the music ».
James Fitzpatrick, Film Music Producer
Score / MASTERS OF LIGHTS - The Last Crusade
Tone Poem for Symphonic Orchestra
Duration : 62:40
Reference : EMP - SM 005S
Recorded by THE CITY OF PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (Czech Republic)
CD "MASTERS OF LIGHTS - The Last Crusade"