Song Form in the Thai Contemporary Musical “The Wisdom King”

  • Charunee Hongcharu คณะอักษรศาสตร์ จุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย
  • Weerachat Premananda Faculty of fine and applied arts, Chulalongkorn university
Keywords: Thai Contemporary Musical, Musicals, Theera Racha, Music Writing for Musical Theatre, Song Form


        This article is a part of Doctoral Music Theatre: ‘The Wisdom King’ the Innovative Thai Contemporary Musical which is the creative research in music and theatre. The research, aims to compose music for the contemporary Thai musical theatre known as ‘The Wisdom King’ the Musical, using qualitative research method as the approach. The ‘Wisdom King’ the Musical is an Innovative Thai Contemporary Musical, which was presented in the Western Musical form played by an Orchestra and a traditional Thai Ensemble. The musical paid tribute to His Majesty King Vajiravudh, King Rama VI, known as the “Wisdom King” or “Theera Racha”. The plot reveals his philosophy of being a good leader through the conflict of three characters in the musical. The research is summarized as follows: “The Wisdom King, the Musical” consists of 40 musical pieces of which the setting forms and structures of the songs is one of the principles of composing music in Thai contemporary musical.


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