The Canticle of the Sun, also known as Laudes Creaturarum, is a prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi. Its the praise of God, thank Him for such creations as "Brother Fire" (played by Pipe) and "Sister Moon" (played by flute).
My new composition tries to make the words of St. Francis musically audible and thus perceptible.
It is dedicated to Fr. Massimo Fusarelli. He is the new general minister of the Franciscans as the 121st successor to Saint Francis as head of the religious community worldwide.
Here you will find the download of Parts and Partiture for wind band and pipers.
Free Parts for Brassband and Pipes and Drums will be added soon.
Video "Canticle of the sun"
For the recording of the video, musicians across Europe have participated, contributing with their musical skills to a remarkable and unique collaborative performance
Thomas Wandt/Clanpipers Frankfurt (Pipes) GER
Alexandra Mies (Flute) GER
Katharina Arlt (Oboe) GER
Carmen Radermacher and Werner Schönau (Clarinet) GER
Andy Taylor (Saxophones) U.K.
Isabelle Roelofs (French Horn) NL
Glen Hogg, Markus Rose and Walter Rimbrecht (Cornet/Trumpet) U.K. and GER
Daniel Ridder (Trombones, Baritone, Tuba). GER