CONQUERORS OF THE AGES – Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.)


 Alexander the Great 356-323 B.C. (Part 2 of 8)


Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.)

He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history’s most successful commanders.

The harps and French horns depict a period of learning in Alexander’s early youth at Macedon. The strings and woodwinds enter to portray Alexander’s conquest of Thrace, lllyria, and his destruction of Thebes. The brass entrance signifies his ascendency to power over all Greece. He moves on to Granicus, Issus, Tyre, Gaza and into Egypt to found Alexandria in 332 B.C. The choir is heard after he moves to destroy Persian power at Arbeta in 33 1 B.C. The score moves on to India and the defeat of Porus on the Hydaspes in 326 B.C. The minor theme in the strings illustrates withdrawal from India through Persia. The ‘Ages” theme repeats as Alexander suffers his first military disappointment. He died of fever in Babylon in 323 B.C.


Listen :


Composer: Edmond De Luca

London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Reinhard Linz


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One Comment on “CONQUERORS OF THE AGES – Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.)”

  1. Marlin Wichterman September 3, 2012 at 1:34 AM #

    … Great site, continue the good work!


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