Login or Register to make a submission.

RJSH

Rangsit Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

ISSN 2286-976X (Print)

ISSN 2539-5513 (Online)

Doctorate Creative Research Composition: King Bhumibol and His Phenomenal Music Legacy for Jazz Orchestra

  • Palangpon Songpaiboon, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, Corresponding author, Email: palangpons@hotmail.com
  • Weerachat Premananda, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Den Euprasert, Conservatory of Music, Rangsit University, Pathum Thani, Thailand

Abstract

The doctorate creative research composition: King Bhumibol and His Phenomenal Music Legacy for Jazz Orchestra is large-scale program music for paying tribute to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King who connected and touched the people hearts with Music. His compositions bring joy, courage, unity, and rising the nation. The 35-minute duration of the four comprising movements expresses the grateful moments and love from the people. The 1st movement, King Bhumibol Adulyadej Square, is opening music that presents number 4 as to represent the “Bhumibol Square” theme whereby it has been served as the main musical concept and aspect throughout the composition. The 2nd movement, His Passion and Inspiration, was composed on Lydian melodic mode combined with Dixieland Jazz rhythmics and the highlight cadenza played by solo violin using Rondo form to function the movement. The 3rd movement, His Music and His People is a sectional form of five motives that applied the complex meters and repeating technique inspired by minimalism music. The 4th movement, The Musical Legacy of the Nation, presents a polyrhythm technique as the functional element of the entire movement. Pentatonic scale plays a vital role in creating melodic and harmonic functions as well as outstanding quantal-quintal harmony. The first public presentation was on April 7th, 2021, at Conservatory of Music, Rangsit University, and received high acclaim as the composition that has fulfilled an academic purpose as a national novel composition.

Keywords: Program Music, Dixieland Jazz, Jazz Orchestra, Cyclic Form, Improvisation

PDF (1.21 MB)

DOI: 10.14456/rjsh.2021.10

References

Deimler, K. M. G. (1981). Quartal Harmony: An Analysis of Twelve Piano Compositions by Twentieth Century Composers (Doctoral dissertation). New York University, US.

Kenagy, P. E. (2009). George Russell's Jazz Workshop: The Composer's Style and Original Methods of 1956 (Doctoral dissertation). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US.

Kostka, S. M. (1999). Materials and Techniques of Twentieth-Century Music (2nd ed.). New Jersey, US: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Kumvisate, C. (2016). History of King Bhumibol Square Monument Cambridge USA. Retrieved from http://oknation.nationtv.tv/blog/trimemory/2016/10/16/entry-1

Ligon, B. (1999). Comprehensive Technique for Jazz Musicians : For All Instruments. Ohio, US: Houston Pub.

Pancharoen, N. (2017). Dictionary of Music (4th ed). Bangkok, Thailand: Ketkarat Publishing.

Rader, A. C. (2011). Jean-Michel Defaye's “À La Manière de Debussy Pour Trombone et Piano”: A Compositional Comparison to Claude Debussy's Harmonic, Melodic, and Rhythmic Practices (Doctoral dissertation). University of North Texas, US.

Russell, G. (2001). George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (4th ed.). Delhi, India: Concept Publishing Company. 

Sripauraya, K. (1997). The Music of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej A Case Study : Melody Analysis (Master thesis). Mahidol University, Thailand.

Sussman, R., & Abene, M. (2012). Jazz Composition and Arranging in the Digital Age. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Tan, S. L. (1997). Hector Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique", Op. 14: An Exploration of Musical Timbre (Doctoral dissertation). Princeton University, US.

Titus, J. (2010). Miles Davis' So What as Modal Jazz Case Study (Doctoral dissertation). University of Rochester, US.

The Fine Arts Department. (2009). Honor His Majestythe King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 80th on December 5, 2007. Retrieved from http://www.digitalcenter.finearts.go.th/book/show-product/3027

The Foundation of The 50th Anniversary Mahavajiralongkorn hospital. (2011). The Genius of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 84th. Bankok, Thailand: The Foundation of The 50th Anniversary Mahavajiralongkorn hospital.

White, A. L. (2008). Joe Henderson: An Analysis of Harmony in Selected Compositions and Improvisations (Doctoral dissertation). The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, US.

Approved By TCI (2021 - 2025)

Indexed in

Search