Ninaivanjali | à la mémoire de N. Govindarajan
version pour orchestre

Gabriel Dharmoo
Composition Date: 2012
Revision Date: 2015
Duration: 00:11:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Horn
  • 2 x Percussion
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
Programme Note:
Ninaivanjali is a Tamil expression meaning "In memory of", used to pay tribute after someone's death. This piece is dedicated to ghatam virtuoso N. Govindarajan, my Indian rhythm teacher, who passed away in May 2012. In addition to being an excellent teacher, fully devoted to sharing his knowledge, Govind was an endearing and admirable man, full of goodness and joie de vivre.

For this work I was inspired by the three main sound sources of South Indian Carnatic music : melody – flexible, sophisticated and ornate; rhythm – complex and subdivided; and drone – stable harmonic reference point in the background.

All melodies, with the exception of the last, are freely inspired from the behaviour of the lines in Carnatic music. The final melody is directly based on the section in Sree raga from Patnam Subramaniam Iyer's Navaragamalika, a work that has marked my last trip to India in 2011. As a background for these melodies, I merged the concepts of rhythm and drone to create rhythmic drones built from camouflaged rhythmical patterns I learned from Govind.

Premiere Information:
2 novembre 2012, Tournée Génération 2012, Rolston Recital Hall, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB; Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal (ECM+), Véronique Lacroix, dir.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 D525ni
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 22, 2016
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 partition (vii, 59 p.) ;
    66 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Parts page count: 80
  • Additional Information:
  • Pour orchestre : 1011/1000, 2 perc., piano, cordes (4.3.3.2.1).
    Percussion 1: thunder Tube, 2 toms, Grosse Caisse, 5 Temple Blocks, cymbale, vibraphone, kanjira.
    Percussion 2: Marimba (5 octaves)
    En 1 mouvement.
    La version originale de cette oeuvre (2012) est pour 10 instruments.
    Oeuvre déposée au CMC Québec.
    - - -
    For orchestra : 1011/1000, 2 perc., piano, strings (4.3.3.2.1).
    Percussion 1: thunder Tube, 2 toms, Bass Drum, 5 Temple Blocks, cymbal, vibraphone, kanjira.
    Percussion 2: Marimba (5 octaves)
    In 1 movement.
    The original version of this work (2012) is for 10 instruments.
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