July 12, 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.