String orchestra, 1 clarinet (Bb), 1 bass clarinet and percussion
(1st = 8:30; 2nd = 10:30; 3rd = 11:30; 4th = 6:30)
Musical reflections in four movements on the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, in New York.
1st: Duae turres - Allegro moderato
Annotation on the 1st movement: a musical description of the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York.
2nd: 110901: in memoriam victimarum innocentium terroris immanis - Marcia funebre: Andante
Annotation on the 2nd movement: paraphrase/variations on a theme by W.A. Mozart (from The Magic Flute) with varied quotations on the "two towers" from the 1st movement.
3rd: Post atrocitatem - Andante con moto
Annotation on the 3rd movement: the "afterpains" of the terror attacks in 13 or 21 musical images (e.g. VIIIª imago = finis innocentiae) incorporating various quotations: e.g. the central theme from "New York, New York" (by John Kander) or a paraphrase of the American national anthem.
4th: Ultimus dies - Allegro ma non troppo
Annotation on the 4th movement: this is a paraphrase of the choral by J.S. Bach: "Es wird schier der letzte Tag herkommen" (The last day will come - German text by Michael Weiße, 1488-1534), incorporating motivic and thematic material from the "two towers" in the 1st movement.