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PETER LEROY | GR3 | FA |
Omerta was composed following the "Family van Riet - prize", a composition competition written by Vlamo together with the fanfare orchestra the Royal Music Association Concordia from Malderen.
The story of the work
Omerta or secrecy is a basic principle within the code of honor of the Italian mafia. An otherwise quiet southern Italian village is startled by a brutal murder. The police suspect a settlement within the criminal environment linked to the Calabrese mafia, 'ndrangheta. An investigation is started, but the inhabitants are shrouded in silence. The Omerta keeps them in a stranglehold so they have to live in conflict: to clear the murder to the police or to respect the obligation to keep silent.
The work starts with a lyrical solo that represents the first theme. Soon the work takes on a restless character when the buyers and the percussion get the upper hand. Now the first theme is presented in a quick three-quarter measure with a stirring accompaniment motif in the trombones and horns that will be heard throughout the work. With the second and third themes, the threat is increasing. The bass instruments develop into real doom prophets. Eventually a real apotheosis is reached in which the orchestra interweaves the three different themes in true film style.
Specifications of the work
Genre: concert work
Difficulty: grade 3
Running time: 00:05:00
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