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A four movement oratorio, Bhava contemplates Buddhist concepts surrounding life and death. In keeping with the idea that death is not a permanent state, the four movements could start their cycle on any of the four movements and the work would still make sense. The ensemble draws inspiration from sounds associated with Tibetan Buddhists like the Tibetan horn and singing bowls. The work also draws on ideas and concepts more closely associated with the early Catholic Church like organum, motet and canon.

Bhava III 100 Syllable Mantra:
Om 
vajrasattva samayamanupalaya
Vajrasattvatvenopatistha
Drdho me bhava
Sutosyo me bhava
Suposyo me bhava
Anurakto me bhava
Sarvasiddhim me prayaccha
Sarvakarmasu ca me cittam sreyah kuru
Hum
Ha ha ha ha hoh
Bhagavan sarvatahagatavagra ma me munca
Vajribhava mahasamayasattva 
Ah

Details

Year:
2013
Category:
Chamber + Voice(s)
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Recordings:
Minutes:
45
Total Number of Instruments:
15

Instrumentation

Alto
2
Bass
1
Bassoon
1
Cello
1
Chorus
6
Double bass
1
Harp
1
Organ
1
Percussion
2
Piano
1
Soprano
2
Tenor
1
Trombone
1

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