Message in Scarlet, Op. 80

by Louie Madrid Calleja



Inspired by and dedicated to Shanda Susan Lee.

It is a letter in sound and the piece that defined the term: "Eternal Feminine."

"Perhaps the closest synonym for this term would be 'the ideal.' For every man or woman there is one person that completes the pair, one who is perfect, hidden, and revealed only at the right time by an unseen omnipotent force. The Eternal Feminine - sometimes she is one, sometimes she is many; her many traits found in one, the one trait found in many..."

The piece was premiered and commissioned by the Hart House Symphonic Band and premiered under the direction of Keith Reid.


released March 25, 2006
Silverthorn Symphonic Winds and the massed band of the Canadian Band Association Ontario Chapter 2012

Louie Madrid Calleja (conductor)



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Louie Madrid Calleja Toronto

Born and raised in the Republic of the Philippines, Louie came to Canada in 1988. His composition teachers include the late James Tenney and David Mott.

His music has been performed by artists such as Measha Brueggergosman and groups such as the Volga Band , the Continuum Ensemble, and Puellae Orantes Girls Choir.

He is a member of the CBA (Ontario) and the Canadian League of Composer
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