Hagia Sofia

Title, Duration, Place, Year, Publisher, Dedicated to, Premiere (performer(s), place, date)

HAGIA SOFIA, 8', Bayonne, 2011, Schott, to Sabine and Siegfried Petri, Naji Hakim, Vleugels organ in the Schlosskirche, Chemnitz, Germany, 18.09.11


The composition, Hagia Sofia (Holy Wisdom), is based on the medieval antiphon "Crucem sanctam subiit", which was suggested by the composer's son Jean-Paul due to its likely links with the Templar Knights. It is articulated in four harmonic and ornamental variations (Maestoso, Andante, Maestoso, Allegro) and is framed by a solemn organum setting of the medieval theme.