Year: 2010 | Grade: 4
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The year is 1798, a dark and uncertain time in history. Thieves, robbers, and bandits prowl the land, wreaking havoc wherever they go, often escaping without consequence or penalty. But this was not the case with a well-planned assault on the German village Daaden, during which twenty sought-after criminals from Germany, France, and Holland were caught. Times were so dangerous then that people dared not leave their houses during the night, and feared for their possessions and their very lives every day. The White Tower takes the musicians and audience to one particular night in 1798 when this ruthless terror was struck a lethal blow by the citizens’ courage, the thieves’ poor knowledge of the area, and the French military. The White Tower was commissioned to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Daadetaler Knappenkapelle e. V. (in Westerland, Germany). The world premiere took place on 14 November 2010 at a concert featuring the PJO Projektorchester, under the baton of Marco Lichtenthäler.