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  1. Poeme en Fa

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Poeme en Fa...
...was composed in 1955, and is inspired by a melody of Hazrat Inayat Khan. This composition is the composer's first attempt to combine Eastern ragas and Western traditional harmonic structures in one and the same musical message.

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  1. 1. Proloque
  2. 2. Dialoque
  3. 3. Epiloque

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La Monotonia, Suite Symphonique...
My first symphonic composition “Suite Symphonique” opus 7, was performed first in 1955 in a Dutch radio programme by the orchestra of s’Hertogenbosch, which I conducted myself. This work is a “Requiem”, dedicated to my sister Noorunissa, also known as “Madeleine “ (posthumously awarded the George Cross and Croix de Guerre) .

This composition was only performed again fifty years later, in a concert given in Munich. It was conducted by Andreas Heinzmann who later also conducted the 2007 performance in Vancouver, Canada.

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  1. La Monotonia for Strings, Opus 13

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La Monotonia for Strings, Opus 13
“La Monotonia” opus 13, a composition for strings (Excerpt from the Suite Symphonique opus 7), I conducted 1968 in the Philips Hall with the Brabants Orchestra in Holland.
Hidayat Inayat-Khan

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  1. Gandhi Symphony, Opus 25

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Gandhi Symphony, Opus 25
Cantique en cinq versets…
...is dedicated to the Mahatma Gandhi, whose message of non-violence was a fervent call for social and religious liberty. This work is structured along the lines of theme and variations.

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  1. Zikar Symphony, opus 26

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Zikar Symphony, opus 26…
…for orchestra and organ was performed in a concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris in 1957, conducted by the French conductor Georges Prêtre and in 1969 in Haarlem, Holland by Henri Arends. The Zikar Symphony is inspired by the special raga-theme that Hazrat Inayat Khan created and upon which he chanted the sacred words of the Zikar.

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  1. Message Symphony, opus 30

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Message Symphony, opus 30…
…was composed for a large symphonic orchestra with organ is dedicated to the message of spiritual liberty. It was performed for the first time in 1969 in a radio broadcast by the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Henri Arends. The second performance in Amsterdam (2003), was conducted by Jan Stullen.

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  1. Virginia Symphonic Poem, opus 44

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Virginia Symphonic Poem, opus 44…
...is dedicated to the composer's mother, Amina Ora Ray Inayat-Khan. This work, which was performed for the first time at the Fine Arts Center in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1971, conducted by William Yarborough, consists of a few well-known folk songs that the conductor sent, asking that a a symphonic poem be created from them.

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Concerto For Strings, opus 48…
... (1972) reveals a further attempt to merge the musical cultures of east and west without being too strictly conventional regarding the theoretical structures of either culture. This composition is mainly inspired by the melodic code “La Monotonia”, also heard in the Suite Symphonique. It is structured in four movements, each illustrating a specific picture.

I. Mouvement "Le Chant du coeur"
II. Mouvement "Marche Rituelle sous pluie et tempete"

The “Concerto for Strings”, opus 48, is performed by Oganes Girunyan, violin, Nataliya Girunyan, violin, Sergey Obukhov, viola, Stanislav Ovchinnikov, cello and Vladimir Dranitza, contrabass.

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  1. Royal Legend Symphonic Poem

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Royal Legend Symphonic Poem…
…was composed in 2005, and is inspired by a special ‘tala’ or sacred rhythmic code, which is heard repeatedly all through the melodic line as it unfolds according to the same rhythmic pattern. This composition is an attempt to picture the mystical atmosphere that prevailed in the palace of the legendary monarch Tipu Sultan.

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Ballet Ritual, opus 17…
The “Ballet Rituel,” or "Ritual Ballet" is dedicated to the great Indian emperor Akbar, whose message was one of the unity of religious ideals. The music is meant to illustrate the grandeur of the historical palaces where Akbar invited representatives of various religions to come together and discuss the similitude of their faiths.
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