wm200909 Webber J Eirene for small orchestra
meditation for small orchestra
"How far peace outweighs war in benefits to man; Eirene (Peace), the chief friend and cherisher of the Mousai (Muses); Eirene (Peace), the enemy of revenge, lover of families and children, patroness of wealth. Yet these blessings we viciously neglect, embrace wars; man with man, city with city fights, the strong enslaves the weak."
Euripides, Suppliant Women (trans. Vellacott) (Greek tragedy C5th B.C.)