Somnium Diabolicum, Op. 79

by Louie Madrid Calleja



Inspired by and dedicated to Karen Maria Bailey

"Somnium Diabolicum: Images from a Nightmare" is a composition conceived as a result of a recurring nightmare sparked by personal events that occurred in the Spring of 2004. It is a story of a traveler who undergoes a journey into his personal Hell in search of redemption. In this journey he discovers that who he thought was the source of his joy has become the cause of his pain.


released December 12, 2004
Northdale Concert Band
Prof. Stephen Chenette (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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