Description of the work: A percussion theme introduces the successive and breaking melodic waves of the four trumpet choirs. This initial burst ends with an initial fanfare followed by a sequence in a soft dynamic. Two waves in crescendo are ending thisfirst part with a glorious theme fading out in diminuendo. In the second part, choirs I and II are playing hymn-like fragments interrupted by short fanfare breaks from choirs III and IV. The hymn-like sequences played by choirs I and II then evolve into an imposing hymn which leads to a spectacular percussion solo. The third part starts with a march kind of rhythm played by the snare and bass drums on which the different trumpet choirs play short, conversation-like virtuoso figures. The work's conclusion involves a return to the rhythm of the beginning with a solemn theme and a blazing accompaniment creating spectacular sound fireworks worthy of an International Trumpet Guild meeting!
- Jean-Fran‡ois Michel, October 2013, Courtepin. Switzerland