May 23, 2024

David Long’s Composition Performed in France

Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence David J. Long’s composition Homage to Normandy was performed on Jan. 24, 2014  by La Musique Saint-Romain de Reiningue. The performance celebrated the liberation of Reiningue during World War II. 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.

Comments

  1. Martha Fickett says

    Congratulations, Dave! Very exciting news. I would certainly like to hear the piece. Martha

  2. Congratulations! Will you have a recording we can hear? watcH/
    Will we have the work performed here soon?

  3. Katherine Roach says

    BRAVO!
    Kay