SPQR (Senatus Populusque Romanus )
SPQR comes from the Latin phrase, Senatus Populusque Romanus or "The Senate and the People of Rome". This gives reference to the Empire ofAncient Rome. SPQR is similar to the United States ofAmerica’s ‘USA’
and denotes belonging to the Roman Empire. It is still used today throughout Rome.
SPQR starts off slow as if a long retired Roman Legionnaire is sitting around a camp fire telling stories of the ‘glory days’. Into letter A is where the story takes flight talking of the march of the grand armies, the might of the Roman Colosseum, and the grandeur of Rome in its height. Like all music this piece should be played with passion. With thoughts of might, majesty, and power.