As a tribute to all the fallen heroes of World War I, I wrote this concert overture. It deals with all the mixed feelings at the end of the Great War. People in our country were overwhelmed with grief and sorrow, with despair, with anger, with joy and happiness, with hope for a better future. They prayed that all these sacrifices for freedom and peace wouldn't be in vain. Alas at that time they didn't realize what the near future would bring... This composition is not purely descriptive or program music. It's an evocation of all these confusing feelings and emotions, expressing hope.
In my country (Flanders) a lot of remembrance manifestations will honor all these brave men 100 years after the Great War started. This concert piece is my tribute not to forget them.
Notation and performance (recording): Notion 3
Strings: Kontakt 4 strings
Woodwinds and Brass: GPO 4
Percussion: Notion 3 LSO