Friday, March 21, 2008

Vocal Sonatina No. 2 ("Vatsyayana"), Op. 157


Op. 157 VOCAL SONATINA NO. 2 ("Vatsyayana")
(after the Kama Sutra)
(March 21, 2008)
I. Adagio ("Introductory")
II. Allegretto ("About a Wife")
III. Allegro vivace ("On the Means of Attracting Others to Oneself")

Recording:

WHITE HORSE SALE
(New Music, 2008)

Vocal Sonatina No. 2 ("Vatsyayana")

I. Introductory

Lord of Beings
men and women
Dharma
Artha
Kama

Kama
Sutra

Vatsyayana
composed his work
small volume
as an abstract
of the whole


II. About a Wife

Virtuous women
Who have affection
Revere the Household Gods

Should avoid company
Beggars and mendicants
Unchaste and
Roguish and
Soothsayers
And witches

Wives whether they be
Noble born or remarried
Aquire the Dharma Artha Kama
And generally keep their husbands happy


III. On the Means of Attracting Others to One's Self










(Instrumental Version)










(Vocal Version)

When a person fails to obtain the
object of their desires
They should have recourse to
other ways of attraction

Good looks good qualities youth and liberality
are the chief natural means
But in their absence a
man or a woman must have

An ointment made of the tabernamontana
coronaria, costus speciosus, arabicus
If a fine powder is made of the plants and ap-
plied to the wick of a lamp and burned it has the ef-
fect of making people look

very lovely
Oil of the hogweed the echites putescuns the
sarina plant and the yellow amranth
if applied to the body
has the same effect

By eating powder of nef'mbrium speciosum you
will be come lovely in eyes of others
The above things with the
tabernamontana coronaria

If the bone of a peacock or hyena
be covered with gold
tied on right hand it makes
us lovely in others eyes In the same way
bead of jujube makes result described above