Gamaya

Poet/Lyricist: 

Brhadaranyaka Upanishad — I.iii.28

The "Gamaya" text is commonly known as the mantra, Asato Ma Sadmagaya. In Hinduism, a mantra is a sound, word, seed syllable, or prayer verse that is repeatedly chanted as a meditation or spiritual invocation. This Vedic mantra comes from one of the Upanishads, sacred Sanskrit books likely written between 500-200B.C. These books form the philosophical and theoretical basis of the Hindu religion. Can be sung by any combination of voices.  Alto saxophone part included.

Level: 

Easy
Item Voicing/Instrumentation Duration Price Audio View Score Quantity
JS-036 SA, piano, alto saxophone 3:10 $2.25
JS-036D
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SA, piano, alto saxophone 2:00 $1.50

Publisher: 

Joan Szymko
Text

asoto ma sat gamaya

tamaso ma jyotir gamaya

mrityor ma amritam gamaya

Om, shanti, shanti, shanti

Translation: 

From ignorance lead me to truth

From darkness lead me to light

From mortality to the immortal—lead me 
Peace, in thought.

Peace, in word.

Peace, in action.

Video

Aurora Chorus of Portland, OR Performs "Gamaya" by Joan Szymko