Girimehkala for Wind Symphony (Full Score)
This piece was selected to use for Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition 2020.
Commissioned and Conducted by Dr.Thanapol Setabrahmana, Mahidol Wind Orchestra, and performed in Thailand Brass and Percussion Conference 2014, College of Music, Mahidol University.
Girimehkala is a giant demonic elephant from Sri Lankan mythology. It is said to be the mount of the demon lord Mara, who tried to tempt Buddha so that he could not achieve enlightenment. The Girimehkala’s most prominent feature is its one huge eye, which is said to carry a powerful curse. Anyone that looks into its eye will fall ill and cannot be cured. It is suggested that Girimehkala is a demonized Ganesha or Airavata from Hinduism, as Buddhist Sri Lankans and the Hindu Indians have come into conflict several times throughout history.
Picc, Fl1, Fl2, Ob1, Ob2, Cl Bb1, Cl Bb2, Alt Sax 1, Alt Sax 2, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, 2 Bsns, 4 Hns, 3 1st Trp in Bb, 3 2nd Trp in Bb, 3 3rd Trp in Bb, 4 Trbs, 2 Euphos, 2 Tubas, Timpani, 3 Perc.