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Aquila Non Capit Muscas

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Maxime Aulio

Maxime Aulio

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Subtitle: (Epomanduodurum)

The title Aquila Non Capit Muscas translates from Latin as “The Eagle Does Not Catch Flies.”

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: HAFABRA Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €180.00   |   Score Only (print) - €36.00


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None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Epomanduodurum was a Roman town in eastern France.

Fantasy, imagination, around the history of the antique city Epomanduodurum (nowadays the agglomeration of Mandeure-Mathay) and its theater which has been one the largest during the Gallo-Roman period (from 2nd century BC), and its evolution to the modern city of Mandeure. Mandeure had decreed itself an independant republic after the French Revolution, with the motto “Aquila Non Capit Muscas” (the eagle does not catch the flies).

The score doesn’t describe any particular event, but tries to create a musical fantasy around the history of the city.

The archeologists, working especially at the antique theater, discovered some musical instruments used by the Gallic, Roman and Celt civilizations, with some variants depending on geography; these kinds of trumpets, upright or curved, were used to introduce ceremonies and events, eventually military, Here, at Epomanduodurum, they played the carnyx (as at Tintignac, in the south), upright long trumpets with a boar head shaped pavilion (noble animal then). One of these instruments has a role in this score. As said, depending on the imagination, it is yet possible to use another antique “trumpet” (Roman tuba corvae, etc.) and relocate the musical fantasy to another city history.

This work was commissioned by Orchestre d’Harmonie de Beaulieu-Mandeure for their 130th anniversary.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

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