I need your advice.Originally I had another sequence in mind, but after ample thoughts I decided to do this one as a sort of "contrast" to that rather wild first piece.
The 3rd of march 1945 the Allied Command decided to bomb the german launch site of V2 rockets, situated near the centre of The Hague. Instead of that they made a terrible mistake and bombed the neighbourhood (they had the coordinates 90 degrees turned!!!!). Hundreds of casualties, thousands homeless and the following fire destroyed a complete district. Two months later the german's capitulated. A complete waste of lifes.
This piece is just after the bombardment, violence is silenced again and now the grieve sets in.
Symphonic Poem about The Hague - Part 2 [again straight from Overture/in Boxnet]
I am not sure what to do. Should I lengthen this piece with other instruments, setting a different theme or a variation of the themes given or should I stop here? My personal opinion is to stop here, all grieve, sorrow, mourning is put into this string quartet.
Please some advice is welcome,
You notice that near the end the timpani sets in, telling the slow steps people make when returning to their destroyed belongings. The last three bars have the ti-ti-ti-do of Beethoven's 5th. Why? Radio Oranje during the War, started their broadcasts from London with those tones, also on a timpani. When people heard these tones, they stayed in the room to listen to those "forbidden" radio's. By the way, this website doesn't allow the name of the germans during the war. You all know what I mean. It seems censored.