September 22, 2023

David Long’s Composition Performed in Slovenia

Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence David J. Long’s composition Homage to Normandy was performed on August 22, 2012  by the Prekmurska godba Bakovci in Slovenia.

Homage to Normandy is a tribute to all the soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. The first movement, ‘Elegy: For All of the Fallen,’ is a beautifully powerful chorale that builds to a glorious climax before calming again. The second movement, ‘In Resolution: Toward the Final Victory,’ captures the brute force of the battle and drives all the way to the end in this fitting homage.