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THE SIX CYCLES

Suite in 6 Movements

for Jazz Quintet and Symphony Orchestra

 

Composed by Fritz Renold (1960) and Christian Jacob (1958)

Orchestrated by Christian Jacob

 

Birth of Unity and Strength

Ascent

Wholistic Reign

Tenfold Practise of Kingship

Strength of the Land

The “Incomparable Power” of Love

©Copyright 1999 by Fritz Renold and Christian Jacob,

Published by Shanti Music Publishing and X-tian Music Publishing

 

      Instrumentation:

2 Flutes, Flute II doubles Piccolo

2 Oboes

2 Clarinets in Bb

2 Bassoons

4 Horns in F

3 Trumpets in Bb

3 Trombones

Tuba

3 Timpani (30” 28” 25”)

Percussion (2 players)

Triangle

Cymbals

Snare Drum

Medium Gong

Glockenspiel

Harp

1st, 2nd Violins

Violas

Cellos

Basses

Jazz quintet:

Trumpet in Bb

Soprano Saxophone in Bb

Piano

Bass

Drums

 

 

King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Meaning:

(Strength of the Land – incomparable Power)

 

which becomes prophectic as his Reign advances through various critical

periods and the Thai nation evolves more and more around the Throne as the sole sources of unity and strength.

 

Leadership Philosophie:

 

The King is, perhaps, above the law but, in fact, he is under the law which is the

Tenfold Practise of Kingship. Not only Kings but those who have responsibility

must abide by those principles. In fact, if one conducts one’s life under those

laws – The Tenfold Practise of Kingship – one is a leader.

The ten precepts in the Code are:

 

Charity (dana)

Morality (sila)

Sacrifice (pariccaga)

Honesty (ajjiva)

Kindness (maddava)

Self – restraint (tapa)

Non-anger (akkodha)

Non-violance (avihimsa)

Patience (khanti)

Impartiality (avirodha)

 

The Six Cycles

Cycle 1     (Birth of Unity and Strength)

December 5, 1927 - December 4, 1939

Cycle 2     (Ascent)

December 5, 1939 – December 4, 1951

Cycle  3    (Wholistic Reign)

December 5, 1951 – December 4, 1963

Cycle 4  (Tenfold Practise of Kingship)

December 5, 1963 – December 4, 1975

Cycle 5     (Strength of the Land)

December 5, 1975 – December 4, 1987

Cycle 6   (The “Incomparable Power” of Love )

December 5, 1987 – December 4, 1999

 

The Six Cycles

Cycle 1     (Birth of Unity and Strength)

December 5, 1927 - December 4, 1939

Third and youngest child of Prince Mahidol (Father)

Returns to Thailand 1929

September 24th, 1929 Prince Mahidol dies.

1933 he left for Switzerland with the whole family

The present Thai Monarch, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., on Monday the 5th of December 1927, being the third and youngest child of Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Mahidol of Songkhla and grandson in direct line of the celebrated King Chulalongkorn or Rama V of the present Royal House of Chakri of Bangkok. After a period of primary schooling in Bangkok, he went with his Family to Switzerland where he received his secondary as well as university education. While already King, he married the 18 year-old Mom Rajawongse Sirikit, daughter of His Highness Prince Chandaburi Suranath (Mom Chao Nakkhatra Mangala Kitiyakara) and Mom Luang Bua Kitiyakara, on the 28th of April 1950. Their Majesties now have four children.

Cycle 2     (Rise To The Throne)

December 5, 1939 – December 4, 1951

Continued his secondary education at the Ecole Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande

Chailly sur Lausanne

Received the Bachelleres Lettres diploma from the Gymnase Classique Cantonal of Lausanne 1945 or 1946

Wanted to go to the university of Lausanne to study science.

June 9th, 1946 his elder brother the King Ananda Mahidol dies.

His Majesty the King composed his first song "Candle Light Blues" in 1946.

1947 meets Mom Rajawongse Sirikit his future wife in Paris. She studied classical piano and continued her studies in Lausanne at Riante Rive boarding school.

1946-1951 studies Political Science and Law in Switzerland July 19th, 1949 engagement with Mom Rajawongse Sirikit.

April 28th. 1950 got married to Mom Rajawongse Sirikit (Queen of Thailand)

May 5th, 1950 Coronation Ceremony in Thailand and immediately went back to Switzerland to study further before he returned to Thailand for good in 1951.

April 5th, 1951 Birth of first child Pricess Ubol Ratana in Lausanne, switzerland.

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej acceded to the Throne as Rama the IX of Thailand on the 9th of June 1946, when he was only 18 years of age. Thailand had become a Constitutional Monarchy since 1932 but the then King Prajadhipok reigned only for a few more years and King Ananda Mahidol, the present King's Elder Brother, who succeeded to the Throne at a very tender age, spent his Life mostly at study abroad before he met his unfortunate demise at the age of 20. The task, therefore, fell upon King Bhumibol Adulyadej to be the first really reigning Monarch under the Constitutional System and thus to give a new and contemporary meaning to the Thai Throne. With a perceptive as well as imaginative mind and an inborn sense of intense dedication, His Majesty has set himself with relish from the beginning of his Reign to analyze and find the true circumstances of the task at hand in order to devise the best approach and then try to accomplish the task in the best possible manner. His sense of involvement, be it in small or significant duties, is always so total that he would never feel relieved until each duty is carried out to his complete satisfaction.

Cycle  3    (Wholistic Reign)

December 5, 1951 – December 4, 1963

July 28th, 1952 Birth of the Crown prince Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in Bangkok.

April 2nd, 1955 Birth of the princess Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok.

July 4th, 1957 Birth of the princess Chulabhorn in Bangkok.

His Majesty, besides. never ceases to extol the virtues of the country's other pillar of existence and that is the Buddhist Religion. He caters to the full to all the Buddhist traditions of Thailand including giving up his regal duties and becoming a Buddhist monk for a while in order to meditate and make merits. His Addresses and advices often quote the Buddhist Scripture and Principles as the bases of all his thoughts and actions. The Constitution also appoints him as the Defender of all other Faiths in Thailand and he on his part carries out this latter duty to the full and in a spirit of complete tolerance. On

appropriate occasions, he gives bounties to Buddhist and institutions of other religions alike and he pays equal attention to problems of other religious groups.

It has often been said that, apart from the normal economic and security requirements, the independence and integrity of Thailand are assured by three unifying factors: its people's

freedom-loving spirit, the Buddhist Religion and the Thai Throne. Indeed, the three factors were already there together at the first founding of the first integrated Thai nation with its capital at Sukhothai more than seven centuries ago and have successfully survived the test of time just as Thailand itself has also survived as a united and independent country throughout its long History up to the present days, while countries all around in Southeast Asia at certain periods fell disintegrated or victims of colonialist powers. For that reason, no Thai would now deny that as these unique and sacred institutions survive and flourish, so the Thai nation will also survive and flourish. Without either one of them, no one could foresee what Thailand would be like.

Cycle 4  (Tenfold Practise of Kingship)

December 5, 1963 – December 4, 1975

Numerous Project for the Health and Benefit of Thailand. His Majesty made that pronouncement in 1969. It echoed the historic oath he had made  earlier at his coronation in 1950 in which he pledged : “We will reign with righteousness,  for the benefit and happiness of the Siamese people.” In 1952 he set up the blood service centre which developed into the National Blood Service Centre in 1969.

 

The King is, perhaps, above the law but, in fact, he is under the law which is the

Tenfold Practise of Kingship. Not only Kings but those who have responsibility

must abide by those principles. In fact, if one conducts one’s life under those

laws – The Tenfold Practise of Kingship – one is a leader.

 

Charity (dana)

Morality (sila)

Sacrifice (pariccaga)

Honesty (ajjiva)

Kindness (maddava)

Self – restraint (tapa)

Non-anger (akkodha)

Non-violance (avihimsa)

Patience (khanti)

Impartiality (avirodha)

Cycle 5     (Strength of the Land)

December 5, 1975 – December 4, 1987

 

Thailand's Strength of the Land

Ask any Thai to Select one day in a year that is of utmost importance for the country. No matter where in the country, or to whom the question is raised, the answer will always be December 5.  Not because of the day's significance as the country's National Day, in fact, many Thais tend to overlook this fact. All Thais, However, direct their thoughts towards the one person who has been the focal point of love, respect and affection over the past four decades and more.  As time passed, and thereby uncountable events and crisis, the Thai people have come to realize, and to be aware of their great fortune for being the subjects of the land ruled by the great and benevolent monarch whose main interest has always been his people.

During the May crisis, this outstandign fact was poignantly driven home among the Thais, and puzzled observers all over the world. His Majesty the King's intervention to stop the bloodshed, with immediate effect, was nothing short of a miracle that brought great joy to the Thais and enthused the world.

   On the evening of May 20, 1992, about 50 million Thais were watching television and felt included in the historic audience granted by His Majesty the King to the Former Prime Minister and his opponent, Former Palang Dharma Leader, at the height of the conflict with the use of force against prodemocracy demonstrators. During that dark moment, His Majesty the King's words clearly echoed the people's sentiments.

  ".....looking at the situation, we could earlier identify objectives of the confronting sides. However, after over ten days, the confrontation took a dangerous turn, no matter how it is to be solved. It has taken considerable human toll, and caused tremendous damage to public and private property. Spiritual and damage was unspeakable. So, as of now, no matter how the incident developed and from what causes, things have fundamentally changed. Should the confrontation prolong, the country could be wrecked. This country that we have built up for such a long period, to be respected and admired, would become insignificant, or carry a bad name with it forever. This has become increasingly obvious. We have to start sorting out differences, and try to solve them. Problems facing us these few days are now changed from political issues. The main problem is not over the assumption of office, but the handing-over of power....."

              ".....what is urgent now is no longer the amendments to the constitution, but public safety and morale. The people everywhere are concerned over their personal safety, and the future of the country, which could beunredeemable....."

              ".....whenever a conflict emerges, for instance in a home. When it develops into a violence, involved parties often forget themselves, and the causes of conflict. So they end up fighting without knowing the cause, nor the prblem they try to solve. Each side wants to emerge victiorious. Who wins? No one. All become losers, those in the confrontation, and worst of all, the community, the country, the people. Conflict cannot be contained to just one area. Should Bangkok be damaged or ruined, the whole country would suffer. So, what is the use? What is the benefit of a victory on top of ruins........"

From that moment on, through each step taken on the path back to normalcy and democracy, His Majesty the King clearly showed his interest in following up the development, from the dissoulution of the House of Representatives, the inauguration of the newly-elected House, the appointment of the new coalition government, along with the people's hope and aspiration. For His Majesty, the people come first as the focal point of all activities, political, economic. diplomatic, or cultural. The people's well being has to be first and foremost in the minds of public servants of all types. The message has been clear in His Majesty the King's speeches to the Parliament and the new Government.

His Majesty the King himself has observed the principle of public well being from the beginning. This goes beyond public pledges or commiments. if has become the rule of the land and the principle of the reign. The bond of love has kept the Kingdom intact.

No matter what happens, the Thai people can look up to one person, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the true strength of the land.

 

 

Cycle 6   (The “Incomparable Power” of Love )

December 5, 1987 – December 4, 1999

While His Majesty’s thoughts are essential to his prestige, what he has done for his people over the past 50 years may better explain the devotion he enjoys. His Majesty’s best known acts are the interventions of October 14, 1973, and May 20, 1992, which saved the country from disaster. It was in May 1992 that His Majesty intervened by appealing to the rivals--Chamlong Srimuang, leader of the pro-democracy demonstrators, and Prime Minister Suchinda Kraprayoon--to “turn towards each other” in an audience at Chitralada Palace that was televised nationwide.

His Majesty has devoted over forty-three years of service for the benefits and happiness of his people. The success of His Majesty's reign is clear for all to see. People in all spheres of life from the highest officials to the peasants in the border areas seek and value the advices of His Majesty in their daily conducts as well as when they are faced with ditficult problems. They all know, besides. that His Majesty's advices will always be given with true willingness after careful study of the circumstances and out of a dedicated sense of devotion to their secure and happy existence. The relationship between King and people is thus firmly built upon the bases of mutual trust, interest and affection. The words in the Constitution that the King is the Repository of the Sacred Trust of the Thai People and the Supreme Symbol of the Nation's Unity are thus given their true and material meaning. To most people. the task which His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has set himself to accomplish to give a new significance to the Thai Throne

under a Constitutional system must seem to be nearing a very successful end, he, however. in his total dedication and involvement in the task, can never see an end. Every day instead brings new challenges and becomes but another step in the ever widening and ever lengthening path of his dutiful Life

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