IN MEMORIAM

Composed for the Holocaust Memorial Day as an orchestral work for various forms of ensemble.

From the beginning invasions by Germany to the end of WWII and the German surrender, the history of the area of land that became known as Auschwitz-Birkenau is represented as a series of astrological snap shots in time. Planetary positions are represented by different instruments and each day by a single beat; major events in that history are expanded into orchestral interludes.