RAGA I

for percussion and concert band



This work is based on Wim Henderickx's RAGA I for percussion and orchestra, commissioned by the BRTN Philharmonic Orchestra (now Brussels Philharmonic) in 1996, which is part of Wim Henderickx's RAGA cycle.
The version for percussion and concert band was commissioned by the Royal Music Band of the Belgian Guides, and premieres at Bozar in Brussels on 1 December 2016.

There is also a version of RAGA I for PERCUSSION AND TWO PIANOS (original version) and for SOLO PERCUSSION.

The composition consists of two contrasting movements. The first part is slowly meditative and poetic, the second part is fast and has tremendous rhythmical drive.

For the melodic material, Henderickx was inspired by the Indian modi, which determine the atmosphere of the music. This work combines the morning raga and the evening raga.

The rhythmic material is based on the Indian tala structure. Accents and adornments provide the variation in the music within a certain number of beats.




RECORDINGS

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version perc.+orch.

 

Megadisc MDC 7833 (1999)
RAGA I, II, III
RAGA I
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Of Flanders, cond. Grant Llewellyn
Gert François, percussion - Leo De Neve, viola

SCORE

Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)





INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

RAGA I for percussion and concert band
commissioned by the Royal Music Band of the Belgian Guides
(+/- 18’)
first performance: 1 December 2016 at Bozar, Brussels (BE)
Royal Music Band of the Belgian Guides, cond.Yves Segers
Gert François, percussion






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