20th December 2017

5EK Requiem de guerre

5EK created music that conjures up the excitement and drama of an ancient Egyptian army in battle. The piece opens by setting the mood before the battle with an ostinato pattern on the ukuleles. The strong rhythms give courage to the soldiers. The main melody comes in on the recorders using the dorian mode and is repeatedly echoed by the ukuleles. As the piece continues we hear music reflecting the battle itself with loud blasts from the brass and percussion. The pieces then returns to the opening idea after the battle before ending with a triumphant chord.