Passacaglia, Op. 72

by Louie Madrid Calleja



Inspired by and dedicated to Catherine Anne Christie.

To the one I loved,
To the one I lost,
To the memory of the person
that she once was.

Music is the physical manifestation of emotions, and this piece is an exploration of grief associated with separation - of the emotion, of the tension, of acceptance. It is a funeral march.

It is a polyphonic work unified by a 5-bar melody (first stated in the tubas) that serves as a "cantus firmus."

Written in 2001 and premiered in 2002, it is the first piece dedicated (although not notated in the score) to the "Eternal Feminine" - a piece that sparked other works under the same dedication.


released October 9, 2002
Northdale Concert Band
Joseph Resendes (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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