Pax Mongolica

For 6 flugelhorns – commissioned by the orchestra of the Royal Marechaussee 2021

Pax Mongolica; the Mongol peace. A concept coined during the Mongolian conquest of the Eurasian heartland, meaning that between the borders of the enormous empire there was supposedly ultimate peace. This peace however was only possible through numerous attacks, raids and sackings of villages and cities. Almost none could withstand the total brutality of the Mongols at the time. A musical journey of a different time…