Memento - Cantata

I was almost done working on my latest piece of music (Memento), when I noticed – quite surprisingly, actually – that it might be a Cantata. At least it has a lot of it's elements: recitatives, arias, a pretty wild mixture of different styles, and last but not least a choir at the end. I'm far from comparing myself with Bach – but he is not just famous for his polyphonic masterpieces, but also started a revolution by ignoring the boundaries between sacred and secular music. That gives me quite an excuse to clash elements of “classical” music with those of Jazz, Blues, and Rock, even in a piece dealing with grief and mourning.