PROGRAM

Musique de la Vie et de la Terre

3rd CONCERT SEASON ORCHESTRA CONCERT


CELEBRATION


Homerong Terd Sor Tor for HRH Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
Original Thai song by Montree Tramote
As the tradition of performance practice in Thai classical music, Homrong (overture) signifies the blessed opening sequence in auspicious occasion. Master Montree Tramote, the National Artist, composed this song in the year 2000 as to commemorate the 3rd cycle of HRH Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s birthday and named the song after HRH’s abbreviation. Original theme came from ancient sacred tune Tra Choen in Waikru ceremony. In 2015, this song was welcomed again by Thai musicians all over the country to celebrate Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 2nd April 2015.

Le soir où je t’ai rencontrée
H.M. King Norodom Sihanouk
‘The night I met you’ is one of the most famous popular tunes composed by H.M. King Norodom Sihanouk in midst 1950s. This cheerful song was firstly sung by the legendary vocalists Sinn Sisamouth who served as a singer at the royal court band by that time.

Ruk (Love)
Music by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Lyric by H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
The lyrics of “Love” (“Rak”) were originally a poem written by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn when she was a 12-year-old, Grade 7 student at Chitralada School. Her Majesty the Queen has requested if His Majesty the King could compose a melody to the existing lyric which was later rehearsed by the Au Saw Friday Band.
On 31 December 1994, the Au Saw Friday band performed “Love” before an audience of court and government officials at Borom Phiman in the Grand Palace. It was the only song played that night. Later, the lyrics were revised to fit the melody, and Dr. Manrat Srikaranonda rearranged the song in a swing style. The song was broadcast over the Cho So F.M. 100 radio station network early in 1995.

Sound of Siam
Thai Traditional songs
Arr. by Pongtorn Techaboonakho

Sound of Siam is a suite of Thai traditional songs from four regions of the country, arranged by a young Thai composer and guitarist - Pongthorn, a first year student from Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music. The piece consists of four songs, which show distinguished character of each region as followed: “Long Mae Ping” (Mae Ping river) from the north of Thailand, “Tarikipas” – Thai folk fan dance from southern Thailand with Muslim culture, “Keaw Kao” (Harvest rice) from the middle part Thailand, the most agricultural region and “Nok Sai Bin Kam Tung” – northeastern Thai melody.



LOVE


Phnom Penh
H.M. King Norodom Sihanouk
A Royal Composition by H.M. King Norodom Sihanouk in swing jazz style song inspired by the feeling of love and memory of the glorious past of capital city of Cambodia. The song has been treated in various musical intepretation, from happiness to sadness.

Still on my mind
H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej
The 37th composition of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand whom written both swing jazz melody as well as original English lyrics in the year 1965. Later Professor Dr. Prasert na Nakorn has presented the Thai lyrics which became equally famous to its original lyric.

Love at Sundown
Music by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Lyric by Professor Thanpuying Nopakhun and Thongyai Na Ayudhya
The 2nd composition of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, released to public in the year 1946. Thai text was written by His Serene Highness Prince Chakkabhanpensiri and English text by Prof. Thanpuying Nopakhun Thongyai Na Ayudhya.

Hymne à l’amour
Music by Marguerite Monot
Lyric by Édith Piaf
Hymne à l’amour or The Hymne of love is a French popular song, composed by Marguerite Monot. The lyrics were written by Édith Piaf, who first sang this song and recorded it in 1950 to honor her husband - a boxer Marcel Cerdan, who was killed in the air crash. Few years later a lyricist Geoffrey Parsons rendered an English version, titled as “If you love me (Really Love Me)”.

Kid Teung (Gypsy Moon)
Chaopraya Thammasakmontree
Jankrajangfah, A forever romantic song of Thailand, inspired by the delightful melody of Pablo de Sarasate’s Gypsy Air, Op.20. and set to beautiful Thai text by Chaopraya Thammasakmontree (Sanan Thephassadin an Ayutthaya).

Gypsy Air*
Pablo de Sarasate
Zigeunerweisen or Gypsy Air, op. 20 for violin and orchestra is a famous piece by Pablo de Sarasate, a spanish romantic composer. It was composed in 1878 and was premiered in Leipzig, Germany. The theme is based on a Hungarian folk dance “Csárdás” - a dance with a slow opening and a fast section. The music is characterized by syncopated rhythms, scales with augmented seconds and improvised passages.

Suite in A minor Op.10**
Christian Sinding

Christian Sinding, a Norwegian composer and violinist, wrote the Suite im Alten Stile (Suite in the Old Style) in A minor by applying a Baroque style to his Romantic music. The piece was written in 1889 and had been rarely performed until the legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz brought it in his repertoire. It consists of three movements.
The opening movement is rapid, based on Baroque harmonic progressions, followed by a slow middle movement. The finale is written in a Baroque dance character and concludes with a long cadence in polyphony.
* Special program for 23 February 2016’s concert
** Special program for 25 February 2016’s concert



HARMONY OF TWO KINGDOMS


Beauté de Kèp
H.M. King Norodom Sihanouk
Describing a beautiful beach at Cambodia’s South coast surrounded by Kompot and Sihanoukville, H.M. King Norodom Sihanouk wrote this song during his reign, and the song remains a country’s favourite ever since.

Champa Battambang
Sinn Si Samouth
One of the most popular song to khmer’s hearts. A musical signature of the Cambodian pop singer’s legend ‘Sinn Sisamouth’. His golden voice forever remembered as the song is loved by people throughout South-East Asia region.

Bua Khao (White Lotus)
Music by Thanpuying Puangroy Apaiwongs
Lyric by General Major Prince Bhanubandhu Yugala
Originally written for a silent film “an old flame” in the year 1937. This song was widely known on international stage by the successful 1974’s recordings of Frances Yip.

Rakkhamkobfah (Sne Chlong Veha)
Music by Sa-ngaa Arampy
Lyric by Kawee Sattagovit
‘Love beyond horizons’, a sentimental song which intentionally composed for a 1971 co-production Thai-Cambodian film Rakkhamkobfah/Sne Chlong Veha. The song was highly welcomed by both Thai and Cambodian audiences at the time until now. Also, there were numbers of reproductions on recordings and live performances of this song in both countries as to prove the immutable values of the song.

Kor Jai Ter Laek Ber Toh
Boy Khemraj
“Trade your heart to my mobile number”, this soul-catching song reveals the most successful phenomenon of Thailand’s Lukthung folk-pop industry in 21st century. Ying Lee srijumpol became super-diva of Lukthung music and her song has been known and sung by every of her fellows all over Thailand, no matter Thai or ASEAN friends.

Neighbours
The 65th Anniversary of Thai - Cambodia
Diplomatic Relations by H.E. Mr. Jakkrit Srivalai
When H.E. Mr. Jakkrit Srivali, Director General of the ASEAN Department and a speechwriter, was asked by H.E. Mr. Nuttavudh Photisaro, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Kingdom of Cambodia, to compose a song to mark the 65th Anniversary of Thai-Cambodian Diplomatic Relations, he remembers how deeply honored he felt. Then, as he thought about the myriad dimensions of this special and longstanding relationship, he increasingly realized that capturing its essence would not be easy. Nevertheless, in the spirit of ASEAN, he forged ahead, trying to come up with some key words that he felt characterized the bonds between the two peoples and their shared aspirations. The intended spirit of the song, he says, can be summed up as: Long live the friendship between the peoples of Thailand and Cambodia!



Conductor: Komsun Dilokkunanant
Soloist: Sittichai Pengcharoen
Soprano: Zion Daorattanahong
Baritone: Manit Thuvasethakul
Performed by: Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music Youth Orchestra and musicians from Royal University of Fine Arts

Date: Tuesday, 23rd Feb. 2016
Venue: Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Date: Thursday, 25th Feb. 2016
Venue: Chaktomuk Conferenc Hall, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

3rd CONCERT SEASON ORCHESTRA CONCERT to Celebrate the Occasion of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Royal Visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia between 22 - 24 February 2016 and the 65th Anniversary of the Establishment of Thai - Cambodian Diplomatic Relations