Aquila Non Capit Muscas
The title Aquila Non Capit Muscas translates from Latin as “The Eagle Does Not Catch Flies.”
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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
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- Banda Sinfónica Conservatorio San Rafael de Buñol (Spain) (Eduardo Carrascosa Carrascosa, conductor) – 10 July 2019 - WASBE Conference (Buñol Spain)
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Aerospace Prelude to Symphony of Space, Op.10
- Arachnophobie for saxophone quartet, Op.2
- Arachnophobie for wind quintet or clarinet quartet
- Aquila Non Capit Muscas (2019)
- Bilbo the Hobbit with solo horn, Op.6
- The Butterfly that Stamped with solo baritone saxophone, Op.17
- Claricatures for clarinet quartet, Op.26
- Contes et Légendes de Savoie, Op.23
- Fantasy for Trombones and Percussion, Op.15
- Four Haïku for percussion, Op.24
- Haïku with alto saxophone, Op.24b
- Il Signor Fagotto with solo bassoon, Op.4
- Just so Pieces Op.18
- L’aiguille qui fait déborder le vase Op.30
- La Grande Vague de Kanagawa Op.29
- The Last Dream of the Old Oak Op.9
- Les murmures du vent Whispering Wind, Op.5
- Les Trois Mousquetaires with solo tuba quartet, Op.8
- Les Voyages de Gulliver Gulliver’s Travels, Op.3
- Libertalia with solo euphonium, Op.19
- Marsyas with solo flute/piccolo and obligato harp, Op.11
- Mégalopoles for saxophone quartet, Op.25
- Montségur, la Tragédie Cathare with solo trombone, Op.7
- Musique de Table with solo jazz quartet, Op.27
- Odysseia (2005/2008)
- Phaetho with solo bass trombone, Op.22
- Prophéties pièce burlesque Op.1
- Still Life for percussion quartet, Op.14
- Triton with solo trumpet, Op.31
- Whispering Wind (2005)
- Maxime Aulio website Accessed 17 July 2019