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Symphonic Suite on Imam Sajjad (A.S.)

Symphonic Suite  on Imam Sajjad (A.S.)Symphonic Suite  on Imam Sajjad (A.S.)

A symphonic suite is to be composed based on the historic speech of Imam Sajjad (A.S.) in Sham’s Mosque.

Mehdi Amin-Forughi, academic, composer, and music researcher said the speech would be composed in the form of a symphonic suite. The notes of the piece are written and it is now in pre-production phase to be performed live. “Though the sponsor has not yet been introduced but we hope to find one as soon as possible,” he said as reported by Mehr News agency.

The symphony is based on the historic speech of Imam Sajjad (A.S.) after Ashura in the Mosque in Sham (Present day Syria). The speech, not only in content but also in form, is so spectacular that it can attract any audience, he added.

The author of ‘Poetry and Music in Old Tehran Laments (noheh)’ stated: “One of the performing methods in Arabic music is oration style whereby the performer speaks about his ancestors and honors to introduce himself. The symphony is orchestrated based on this tradition since profound and beautiful orations are found in our written culture attributed to Imam Hossein (A.S.) and Hazrat Abolfazl (A.S.) in the battlefield of Karbala.”

This is a musical rendition that belongs to Ashura. Though Imam Sajjad (A.S.) could not fight on Ashura due to illness but he delivers a heroic speech in the presence of Yazid in the Mosque in Sham when he and his family were taken captive. There he speaks beautifully about his family, his father, and forefathers, Amin-Forughi stressed.

The university professor said on the orchestration of the piece: “It has been tried to present the most appropriate musical expression of the historic speech to the audience.”