According to Christian tradition, the Grail is the chalice used by Jesus at the Last Supper and later by Joseph of Arimathea to collect the blood of Christ on the cross, Joseph of Arimathea would have then led the "Sacred Chalice" in Europe.
The myth has grown around this Chalice by supernatural powers, has inspired many medieval tales, and in particular the saga of King Arthur.
The Knights who want to go looking for this object, wrapped in mystery and magic, must, during their journey, pass many tests and show that they are bearers of truth and purity of mind.
According to an ancient story, Percival, Knights of King Arthur, he saw for the first time the Grail during a banquet in the hands of a maiden dancer; behold then, according to the author of the song, the link between the Grail and the music .
The composer, who dedicated this song in memory of his mentor Mario Nascimbene (famous author of music from film), is proposing a "tale in music that is inspired by the legends of the Grail.
The epic theme, he wants to be a point for the Knights and at the same time express their nobility, strength and determination. The same theme music, having gone through a series of episodes where magical forces are looming and enchantment that would stop or slow down the path of our heroes, returns in glory and in the final leading the Knights to their desired destination and grandiose.
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......l’œuvre titre I CAVALIERI DEL GRAAL est due à la plume de Davide BOARIO et fut créée le 18 octobre 2008, à Toulon, par l’Orchestre d’Harmonie Hector Berlioz dirigé par un certain…Claude Decugis. Elle relate le voyage des Chevaliers partis vers la Terre Sainte à la recherche du Graal. Un périple à l’issue incertaine, mais à la motivation évidente. La musique est dans cet esprit, positive, colorée, avec une bonne dynamique et de belles teintes sonores...
It is a very evocative piece with an epic and adventurous character. Its rural sense of mystic communion with nature, entrusted to the initial theme played by flute, changes into a more adventurous and emotional form, where different rhythms and orchestral colours alternate.
The initial theme itself often returns played by horn ( or euphonium) and trombone to create a sort of internal thematic coherence. The two opposite feelings evoked by the composition, the rural character and the adventurous one, seem to blend gradually, to lead to a bright and glorious conclusion.
Music can also promote values such as peace and freedom to get fraternity among different people. In fact this march shows a joyful, shrill character and a joining aim achieved, for example, by the part sung in Latin and the one inspired by the famous “Inno alla Gioia” of the European Community.