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19857200

Six Invocations to the Svara Mandala (score only)

By Walter Mays

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Percussion Ensemble Percussion Ensemble (Percussion 1 (large tam tam, 4.3 octave Marimba, 2 castanets, bowed vibraphone, bowed crotale A4) Percussion 2 (small bowed tam tam, bronze camel bells, xylophone, bowed vibraphone, large tam tam) Percussion 3 (large thundersheet, 5 temple blocks, high cl) - medium difficult
Composed by Walter Mays. Score only. Duration 20:00. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.03271).

Item Number: CN.03271

The 'Svara Mandala' is a rare kind of harp used in Indian classical music. It is usually played to the accompaniment of tablas. In this 6-movement piece, the 'Svara Mandala' is addressed as a deity, each invocation emphasizing a different sound producing medium (i.e. "Brass and Steel," "Wood and Membranes").

The 'Svara Mandala' is a rare kind of harp used in Indian classical music. It is usually played to the accompaniment of tablas. In this 6-movement piece, the 'Svara Mandala' is addressed as a deity, each invocation emphasizing a different sound producing medium (i.e. Brass and Steel, Wood and Membranes). You can hear a recording of Six Invocations on Wichita State University's 'World Influences' CD (also available from C. Alan).