Musique de la Vie et de la Terre


The ASEAN Youth Ensemble (AYE) project is a partnership project between Ministry of Culture, Thailand and the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music. Initiated in parallel to the International Symposium ‘Classical Music in ASEAN Context’ in 2014, AYE aims to promote a mutual collaboration between young musicians in South East Asia through a joint performances of young musicians, and also to advocates music experts from each country for their researches in combining traditional music of their context to the classical music of an international level.

Sirindhorn Overture
Sirindhorn Overture was composed by Montri Tramote, Thai national artist, in 1991 to mark the auspicious occasion of Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s third cycle, 36th birthday anniversary. The overture was commissioned by Department of Fine Arts. Sirindhorn Overture was the last composition of Montri Tramote for music in this genre. It was one of Montri Tramote’s best loved composition.

Dong Dong Oma (Brunei Darussalam)
Dong Dong Oma song had known as Brunei traditional song ages ago. It is often sung on stage, during gathering of any occasions, either in school or any functions accompanied by a dance that depicting the story of the song itself.

KHMER Race (Cambodia)
The song mentioned that all Khmer people have to prevent and protect the Khmer territory and improve our reputation worldwide. Do not forget your race even you live in other foreign countries. Do not allow foreigners break the national relationship among all Khmer citizens. The soul of Khmer nation exists only if we unite, consolidate, and be brave.

Sing Sing So (Indonesia)
A Sing Sing So written by Siddik Sitompul a.k.a. S.Dis (1904-1974). A Sing Sing So is a kind of popular song, a folksong from Batak Toba, one of native ethnics from North Sumatra, Indonesia. Their cultural area are around the Toba Lake, one of the famous tourism destination in Indonesia. This song is very well known among Batak Toba people until now, known in Indonesia and abroad, sung by native or by foreigners.

Champa Muang Laos (Laos PDR)
“Champa Muang Laos” in English means Champac of Laos, is a symbol of Laotian people and shown how they love their motherland.

Cantek Manih (Malaysia)
Bongai is said to be originated from West Sumatra, Indonesia, which was brought in by the current Minangkabau people during the migration to Negeri Sembilan. Bongai means a quatrain which is delivered in the form of songs. Bongai can be sung solo, duet or group and usually accompanied by violin,hand drums, gong, and saluang (bamboo flute). Other musical instruments are cak lempong, accordion, and bangsi (bamboo recorder). The most popular theme resolves around the stories of a good moral life of humanity, war, heroism, and leadership. The rhythm or style of rhythm that is often used are Anak Bocek, Irama Petasih, Irama Budu Lantai, Irama Cantik Manih, dan Irama Comparai. Cantek manih means pretty sweet. The song was composed in the form of violin concerto to show that even traditional songs can be written in the language of classical music and this new arrangement further provides new perspectives in Malaysian music.

Tian Ta Man (Myanmar)
Composer Naung ‘poet’, Arrangement for orchestra by Maung Maung Zaw Htet(Diramore). “Tain ta man” is one of the most famous traditional song of Myanmar. The origin music style is based on the Myanmar Classical music style. The lyrics are composed by the inspiration on the friendship between ‘rain, rice and human’. The music arrangement follows the images of cloud, rain, rice fields, and happiness.

Ili-Ili Tulog Anay (Philippines)
ILI-ILI TULOG ANAY, Sleep a while, little one is a Visayan lullaby, a song to Lull children to sleep.

麻雀衔竹枝 Ma Que Xian Zhu Zhi (Singapore)
Ma Que Xian Zhu Zhi, which loosely translates to “Little Sparrow and its Twigs” is one of the more popular songs from the xinyao movement in Singapore. However despite its popularity this song was not allowed to be broadcasted on mainstream media for many years, as its lyrics contains some Chinese dialects like Hokkien and Cantonese. But it is exactly through the use of these dialects, coupled with references to some of the more whimsical side of Singaporeans, that makes this song truly local.

Se Chi Luon Kim (Vietnam)
Transcription for orchestra by Tran Manh Hung. “Se chiluon kim”is a very popular Vietnamese folk-song for hundreds years. This is one of the most beloved Northern Vietnamese folk-songs with lyrical melody and romantic character, easy to sing for everyone, and came from Bac Ninh province. It’s all about the love of a couple, who love each other’s but because of the difficulties of the life, stay far away from each other’s... The woman, who stays home, misses the man and always thinks of him. She sews clothes for the man and sends them to him, hoping he could hear and feel her love to him. That’s also the only way she can express her feelings, love and a sadness when her life at home without him. She always manages her best to sew the most beautiful lines she can on the clothes by her hands, with two birds flying together as a decoration... to tell him how she cares about him and how happy if they were together... The woman in “Se chiluon kim” reflexes many qualities of Vietnamese women in the past. They were very loyal to the beloved one, were willing to sacrifice many things in their own life to care and support him with their eternal love. While their beloved men stay far away to work or to perform duties for the country, the women alone take care everything in their house and daily life without him, to keep their family and their eternal love... It’s truly beautiful picture about most of Vietnamese traditional families.

Sound of Siam (Thailand)
Sound of Siam is an arrangement for orchestra inspired by folksong of Thailand, by Pongtorn Techaboonakho. It features four folk tunes representing four regions of the country including Rong Mae Ping (North), Ta li Ki Pus (South), Keaw Khao (Central), and Nok Sai Bin Kam Tong (North- East). The arrangement begins at a slow pace and gradually faster towards the ends.

AYE Music Experts:  Keo Soph (Cambodia)
                                    Esther Luseria Siagian (Indonesia)
                                    Dr. Somjit Saysouvanh (Laos PDR)
                                    Ramlan Moho Imam (Malaysia)
                                    Prof. Dr. Herminigildo G. Ranera (Philippines)
                                    Mauing Mauing Aw Htet (Myanmar)
                                    Phang Kok Jun (Singapore)
                                    Anant Nakkong (Thailand)
                                    Dr. Phahutsorn Wongratanapitak (Thailand)
                                    Dr. Nguyen Trong Binh (Vietnam)

Conductor: Komsun Dilokkunanant
Wednesday 9th, September 2015 / 6.30 p.m.
at Sangita Vadhana Hall, Princess Galayani Vadhana Institute of Music