Orchestra (normal size), larger Chamber Choir, 4 soloists (may come from the Choir)
Written in 2011, just because I wanted to do so. Not yet performed. Who dares?
The piece covers 2500 years of “Europe”, beginning with the warnings of the Greek philosopher Empedokles, passing by the decadence of the Roman Enpire, the coming up of Christian terrorism, the medieval peasant wars, the French Revolution, the Restauration, the Horrors of 20th century and ending with the kafkaesk bureaucracy of the European Union. The piece closes with the warnings of Empedokles which are still highly actual.
You can download the score here: Europa.zip