pour 10 instruments

Gabriel Dharmoo
Composition Date: 2012
Duration: 00:10:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Horn
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Piano
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
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.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 D525ni
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 17, 2014
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (34 p.) ;
    34 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 27 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • pour ensemble de 10 musiciens : 1011/1000, perc. piano, 11110.
    Percussion: Thunder Tube, 2 toms, Grosse caisse, 5 Temple Blocks, Cymbale, Vibraphone, Kanjira.
    En 1 mouvement
    Il existe également une version de cette oeuvre pour orchestre.
    Oeuvre déposée au CMC Québec

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