Areiotolmos is a work for grand symphony orchestra developed in one single movement. Its title comes from Greek, meaning “full of warring audacity.” The main theme of this tone poem is the spirit of the Greek hero. The life of the hero is full of dramatic contrasts, suddenly changing from love to war, from life to death. In spite of knowing its final fate, the hero does not stop or think twice, he moves forward to embrace it. His values, like courage, love, and honor are always with him and pervade all his actions.
These are the fundamental ideas that served as the basis for this composition. Divided in four contrasting section, the piece is designed in a cyclical way. Contrast is always present, although in many different ways: formal, instrumental, thematic, or texture, among others.