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||Gandhi Symphony pour grand orchestre symphonique
||Cantique en cinq versets
||Khan, Hidayat Inayat
|Composer Time Period
- piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon,
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones,
timpani, snare drum, tambourine, triangle, cymbals, chinese blocks,
carillon (campanelle de campagne), 2 harps (unison), celesta, strings
The predominant thematic elements of the 'Cantique en cinq versets' are confined to Eastern
Raga systems, although developed according to Western traditions in polyphonic presentation
with all the variabilities of modulation.
In Eastern music there is a basic confinement to a certain number of specific Ragas, the structure
of which is immutable as opposed to Western harmonic systems which are structured in line
with various modulatives theories.
The term Raga, which is generally translated as 'Melodic Formula', should actually be regarded
as being a definition of something much more complex than just a specific mode or scale.
It implies the formulation of emotions, and as such invokes a particular conditioning which can
be described as the process of 'Tuning the Heart'.
This composition is a Suite of Sacred Hindu dances, each of which is preceded by the same
basic opening theme which leads the way into each of the five verses.
These verses or 'Chants without words' are meant to be devotional expressions
of worship to the Almighty Grace.
in homage to the Mahatma Gandhi
(Cantique en cinq versets)
Verset 1 Refrain page 5 Très rythmé
Verset page 10 Avec douceur
Verset 2 Refrain page 21 Très rythmé
Verset page 26 Lent
Verset 3 Refrain page 35 Très rythmé
Verset page 41 Avec grâce
Verset 4 Refrain page 54 Très rythmé
Verset page 64 Avec sérénité
Verset 5 Refrain page 81 Très rythmé
Verset page 85 Soutenu
Coda page 103 Mystérieux