Guan
[electric guitar, viola, keyboard, percussion]

Composition Date: 2007
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quartets, Percussion, Keyboard(s) / Plectral String(s) / Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Guitar
  • 1 x Other keyboard
  • 1 x Viola
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Programme Note:
Guan: Mandarin, “observe.” Also guan-yin or
kwan-yin, female Bodhisattva, Goddess of compassion and mercy.

Guan-yin’s mantra - Om Mani Padme Huum (Om Mani Padme Hum)
Om has a mystical meaning, suggesting primordial reality.
Mani means jewel.
Padme means lotus.
Hum, like Om, has no conceptual meaning.

The mantra is suggestive of the bringing together of the qualities of wisdom (the lotus) and compassion (the jewel).
Just as the lotus can exist in muddy water without being soiled, wisdom can exist in an impure world without becoming contaminated.
Just as a jewel can relieve poverty, the compassionate mind takes away
the poverty of unhappiness that exists in the world and replaces
it with the wealth of well-being.
This mantra is widely chanted in Tibet, carved onto stones,
printed onto flags, and embossed onto prayer wheels.
This piece is written for and dedicated to Tim Brady and Bradyworks, and is made possible through a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.


Commissioned by: Bradyworks

Premiere Information:
28/11/2007 Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur Montreal, Quebec Bradyworks

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8437 G585gu
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quartets, Percussion, Keyboard(s) / Plectral String(s) / Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 16, 2008
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (59 p.) ;
    59 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 53
    4 parts ([53] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • viola, electric guitar, keyboard, percussion
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