concert work, contest piece
The source of inspiration for this work is the magical world of gemstones. The special powers of four of these stones appealed to composer Bert Appermonts’ imagination. In this work, different distinguishing atmospheres are evoked. The work is composed as a suite containing four movements: Carnelian: The Stone of Perseverance, Opal: The Stone of Misfortune, Amethyst: The Stone of Wisdomand Amazonite: The Stone of Playfulness. This is a challenging and striking piece of music to inspire your audience in a concert or a jury during a contest.