Epitáfio a uma memória (Epitaph to a memory)
The first piece of the cycle is epitaph to an old friend who passed away in 2012. The music is slow and heavy.
Epitáfio à Razão (Epitaph to reason)
The second piece is based on a traditional religious melody from Portugal.
Through different timbres, and a musical metric seldomly connected to religious contextes, an almost macabre distortion of the original musical context of the melody was intended as a criticism to old religious fanaticism in Portuguese society.
Epitáfio ao Burlesco (Epitaph to the Burlesque)
The last epitaph is meant as a conclusion to the triptych. The connection to the concept of Burlesque comes as a result of the exaggeration of the expression of musical material, of which the context is now changed drastically in comparison to the first movement.