KINGDOM OF DREAMS is the overture of the suite. Well,
actually, it?s more than that. It is what we call ? I
think ? program music ? but I prefer to say that it is
a soundtrack without movie!
It starts with a little prelude (8 first bars). Then
the first melody arrives. We are in in the kingdom?s
meadows. No one could ever think about something going
wrong. It?s a bit the ?dreamed world? and I?m not
kidding (?dreamed world? fits with KINGDOM OF DREAMS
and gives a very boring joke).
So, let?s continue. At bar 41, everything changes. We
are no longer in that hopeful ambiance. No way. The
sorcerer who lives in the Dark Forest has destroyed
Fortunately, this part of the song is not very long. At
bar 57, we?re entering in the kingdom?s fields, the
agriculture lands. So the lyric part comes back with a
new melody (in 3/4 this time). But this part isn?t long
either. At bar 69, we?re changing again. There is no
melody in this fourth part called ?Preparing the
Battle?. It has been done to link ?The Fields? and ?The
Sorcerer Approaches? together with a dramatic
interlude. The military style of this segment shows
that the army is very strict on the rules. Everybody
MUST follow the rules! Understand?
Then ?The Sorcerer Approaches?. The fifth part of the
song is a reprise of ?The Sorcerer?s Shack/The Dark
Forest? (the second fragment of the piece). It shows
that slowly, the sorcerer comes near the battlefield.
Between bars 107 and 110 (the 6/8 part), the music is
accelerating, telling that the wizard is ready to fight
the king?s armies.
Then the battle begins. It lasts only 4 bars. It is
short, but so sanguinary. On the first beat of bar 115,
the sorcerer is killed. Then we can gather the
The intensity of the song grows slowly and at bar 154,
we have the final Grandioso part. ?The sorcerer is
dead, hope, happiness, love and friendship are back!?