Rajas (viola)

By Michael Hannan

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Solo viola, c.9'00.  Grade AMus

The title refers to one of three gunus, or forces, in Hindu culture. Of the other two, sattwa embodies all that is pure and fine, the essence of the ideal state to be attained; and tamas is associated with heaviness and resistance, an obstacle to the realisation of sattwa.  Rajas is the active principle, embodying restlessness and passion, and is the way in which tamas is overcome.  These concepts informed the composition of my solo cello piece, Rajas for cello alone.
Composed 2021

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