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Colditz Castle

COMPOSER: Rob Goorhuis
PUBLISHER: Gobelin Music Publications
PRODUCT TYPE: Score
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Concert Band
Written as a commission by the Stichting de Inrichting foundation of Wijk bij Duurstede (the Netherlands), Rob Goorhuis Requiem voor de mens (Requiem for Man) on lyrics by André van Zwieten was composed in the year 2001. This work for choir andwind-band greatly impressed the audience, whilst its
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Composer Rob Goorhuis
Publisher Gobelin Music Publications
Instrumentation Concert Band/Harmonie
Moeilijkheidsgraad orkest Grade 3
Product Type Score
Instrument Group Concert Band
European Parts Included Yes
ISMN 9790035209486
No. GOB 000438-140
Definitive Duration 00:09:30
Description
Written as a commission by the Stichting de Inrichting foundation of Wijk bij Duurstede (the Netherlands), Rob Goorhuis Requiem voor de mens (Requiem for Man) on lyrics by André van Zwieten was composed in the year 2001.
This work for choir andwind-band greatly impressed the audience, whilst its composer remained obsessed by its war theme.

When he subsequently heard that the Rundfunk Blasorchester from the German town of Leipzig -a place not far from Colditz - was to dedicate a CDto his work, Rob Goorhuis got the idea to process some of the themes from his Requiem for Man into an instrumental composition about the famous Colditz castle. a place still bearing the scars of war.

From 1933 to 1934, the castle was aSchutzhaftlager. During the Second World War, it was used as a prison for senior officers. From this prison, many escapes were undertaken, which even resulted in the castle being nicknamed The Escape School. In the seventies, a television-seriesabout this period made the castle very well-known with the public at large.

The despondent tone of the opening theme underscores the sadness caused by wars and violence. Nevertheless the works ending is hopeful and triumphant. Peace iscelebrated, but with the hope for a lasting peace sadly remaining a topical issue to the present moment.
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