Les Amants de Pompeii

For Concert Band

"Lovers of Pompeii"

“Les Amants de Pompeii” tells us a story of two lovers in the ancient city of Pompeii soon to perish in the fiery demise of Mt. Vesuvius’ historic eruption. The piece toggles between passages of great angst, representing geological turmoil within the volcano, and scenes from the city itself, where a boy and a girl are portrayed by a two part “love theme” as they express feelings of longing, fear, concern, and comfort towards one another as they come face to face with an inevitable fate. "Les Amants de Pompeii" was originally written as a piano solo, and later transcribed into an arrangement for concert band.

 

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