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Royal Legend Symphonic Poem, opus 46
…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.
The Royal Legend Symphonic Poem opens with the beats of a magic code, marked by the Timpani, in combination with the slow notes of the Trombones, illustrating the march of heavy elephant steps.
One measure after (1): The main theme is first introduced by the Altos, followed successively by the Second Violins and then the First Violins. Three measures after (5): The main Theme is heard for the first time in combination with the magic code. Two measures after (9): The Great bells (Campana), illustrate the Royal call for Unity. This call is followed along several measures illustrating endless dialoging between different religious beliefs, organized during the historical reign of the great king known in India as Tipu Sultan. Four measures after (13): The music in these measures is meant to illustrate the mystical dream of Saint Aulya, foreseeing the rich unfolding of a highly cultural episode, which sprouted forth, through the mystical powers of the rhythms of the magic code. Four measures after (16): A new area of Law and justice is proclaimed in the Empire of Mysore. Three measures after (23): Sacred dances held in the Royal Palace of Seringpathan. Four measures after (26): The magic code is discovered as being a secret of message which words cannot express. The composition closes on a silent note.