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MP3 Demetrios Katis & Konstantinos Katis - Europe, Hymn and Duty

Epic & Powerful Symphonic Orchestral Music with choral and narration parts. A tribute to history of European Union in music with narrative parts and song.

3 MP3 Songs
CLASSICAL: Orchestral, CLASSICAL: Contemporary

Music composed & arranged by DEMETRIOS KATIS
Lyrics written by KONSTANTINOS KATIS

(Miramax Films, CNN, NBC, HBO,...)

Lead Vocals:
(English National Opera, Royal Opera, London Sinfonietta, The London Mozart Players and The English Sinfonia).


The name of the beloved of the First among the Olympian gods
was sculpted by history itself on this superb part of the Earth, Europa!

Myths and traditions and history''s workshop kept plotting - over the centuries -
the course of the European toward his future.

All good things were born and started here; and moved - from Europe - everywhere :
Philosophy, science, Democracy, Emulation.

Now, as the twenty - first century gallops towards its culmination point,
Europe has a great debt to all people on this planet:

To hammer into shape unity among its nations; to draw strength from its glorious history
and its robust present; and, with the bright light of its noble ideas,
to completely dispel the gloomy darkness that is menacingly spreading over Mankind.

The publication of this work, "Europe - Hymn and Duty", is a small contribution
to the historic course of United Europe.

Hymn and Duty"

Poetry by Konstantinos Katis
Music by Demetrios Katis

Favorite of the gods - Goddess you are!
Cast and spread the Apollonian light
And give peace so as to suckle and feed
The thirsty lips of the nation''s peoples.

Light of the universe which knows no setting,
Burning with your gaze the darkness and gloom
-You are the hope, and the dream and the kiss-
And you bring warmth to the hearts of all men.

Forge the way to the future broad and wide
With the hatchet of love - brightly shining -
Don wings, give spirited breath, do not stop!
And lay carpets of laurel upon its passing.

Notion of contest, beautiful maiden -
- A wreath for glory for spirit and for strength -
And with the torch of peace you bring light
To people and nations - even to the Gods!

You, who give birth to the wise and heroes,
Send the blast of the trumpet far beyond
So the voice of harmony will be heard
And the message of concord will spread.

Invest science with prudence and wisdom,
So that it may properly serve mankind
And with the flame of your soul incinerate
Fear - and also the wings and pinions of war.

Rise high up and lean against the sun
Adorning yourself with its golden wreath
- So Goddess of love you shall now shine forth -
With the first sweet yearnings of youth.

The eyes which behold you - of all the world
Beseeching justice and a kind smile
For the fruits, the knowledge and the word
- all children of the Sun and of the Earth!

Europe united, eternal in your youth,
You who have wisely endowed your peoples
- The price of democracy you exact -
In words and deeds - with courage in your heart.

Fly high up with the gust of wind
And, chisel in hand, carve creatures of sky
- So that they may sing the hymn to life
Throughout time''s ages - without end.

"Oh! Europe!
Mother and Daughter
Of glorious nations"

This work is protected by US, EU and International laws
Copyright © 2004 Konstantinos Katis
DFM-Film Music, all rights reserved.
Copyright © 2004 Demetrios K. Katis.

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